Crowle & Thorne Moors walk from Crowle Moors Car Park

This is my favourite walk around Crowle & Thorne Moors. It takes you over the Bailey bridge and back over the new foot bridge.

Technical sheet
No. 7702571
A Crowle and Ealand walk posted on 13/04/21 by angustownley. Update : 11/05/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h25[?]
Distance Distance : 5.22mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 13ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 10ft
Highest point Highest point : 16ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 3ft
Average Difficulty : Average
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Crowle and Ealand
Starting point Starting point : N 53.617712° / W 0.855086°
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(D/A) From the car park follow the footpath through the gate.

(1) The path turns left and you will cross a boardwalk. Pass through the kissing gate into the wooded area of the moors.

(2) At the T junction turn left and follow the footpath to the Bailey Bridge.

(3) Cross the warping drain by means of the Bailey bridge and turn right. Follow the track to the Natural England maintenance shed.

(4) At the maintenance shed turn Left and follow the track to the track junction.

(5) At the track junction turn right and follow the track to the main track known as Limestone or Fisons Road where you need to turn left.

(6) Take the small footpath on the right and follow this to a T junction. At the T junction turn right. Follow the path to the track by the warping drain.

(7) At the warping drain turn right onto the main track. -

(8) Turn left over the new footbridge and follow the footpath.

(9) After passing through the gate turn right and follow the footpath, which becomes a road back to the car park.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 3ft - Crowle Moor Car Park
1 : mi 0.35 - alt. 7ft - Boardwalk
2 : mi 0.76 - alt. 16ft - T junction
3 : mi 1.01 - alt. 7ft - Warping drain
4 : mi 1.33 - alt. 10ft - Maintenance shed
5 : mi 1.78 - alt. 7ft - Track junction
6 : mi 2.18 - alt. 7ft - Small footpath
7 : mi 3.4 - alt. 10ft - Warping drain
8 : mi 3.6 - alt. 13ft - New footbridge
9 : mi 4.35 - alt. 13ft - Gate
D/A : mi 5.22 - alt. 7ft - Crowle Moor Car Park

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Opinions and comments


Global average : 5/5
Number of opinions : 1
Description quality : 5/5
Routemap quality : 5/5
Walk interest : 5/5

on Thu 20 May 2021 10:09:44 CEST

Global average : 5 / 5

Date of walk : 16/05/21
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Very good

Really nice to go somewhere different to our usual type of countryside. This is a diverse landscape, flat, with nominally small trees growing in bog land. Saw a pair of Hobbies catching dragonfly's and a heard of approx. 25/30 Roe Deer. The paths were well marked and matched the written description, except for one where there was no post and we missed it, having to back-track a half mile when we realised we'd over-shot.
Good parking also.

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