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A Stroll on the Wolds
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Distance: 5 Miles / 8 KM Time: 2h
Suitable For: All Walkers Terrain: Undulating, can be muddy
Difficulty: Very Easy O.S. Map: Landranger 29
Starting Point: Buttermere Way, Barrow Upon Soar Parking: At Start
Toilets: None Refreshments: Various pubs in Barrow (off route)

Click on the car for Driving Directions to the start of this route

The Route

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 Buttermere way.

Map Leicesterwalk 2003. This is a rough map, and we accept no responsibility for any loss or injury resulting from its use.


Author's Comments

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 - daniel@rjdspencer.freeserve.co.uk


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