From the end of the road, take the footpath
diagonally across the field to your right. Keep on this path until you reach
a narrow lane. Walk along this lane, which is often narrow and tree-lined,
until you eventually pass under low growing trees, and out onto Nottingham
Road. Turn left and walk for a short distance along the road. Eventually,
you reach a footpath on the right. Follow this path diagonally left across
the field, until you reach a farm track and a bridleway. Walk along this
until you reach a lane.
Turn right along the lane, and continue
across a field, and along a track until you reach the brook. After crossing
the brook, turn right down a path, which follows the bank of the brook,
behind buildings. Soon, cross over the brook and continue along the edge of
the field, sometimes not clear, until you reach the lane at Brook Lane Farm.
Walk along Brook Lane.
Cross over the bypass. Turn right along Fishpool Way. At the roundabout,
turn left and walk along Nottingham Road. Turn
Reft into Ennerdale Road. Follow this round to Thirlmere Road, and then onto
© Leicesterwalk 2003. This is a rough map, and we
accept no responsibility for any loss or injury resulting from its use.
I first wrote this walk in December 2001, and
actually used it on a crisp morning a few days after Christmas. Although the
fields near to the brook were quite muddy, it was easy to get by, keeping
about 10m up from the brook, on a slightly higher bit of ground. The path
near the farm is also muddy, but again, passable.
Please note that there is an error on the map
- "Cream" should read "Cream House". Also, on the detail map of the start of
walk, the cut-off text is Nottingham Road. Sorry!
The 2 hours has been allowed for a gentle
stroll, but at a brisk walk, it could be done in about 1h 30mins.
Daniel Spencer -
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