Much of the walk takes place over an area of restored opencast mineral workings.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
Start at Crofton Community Centre.
(D/A) Walk on the new, broad path opposite the blue wheel past the Rugby Football Field and onto Spring Lane. Turn right and follow a good path and up a gentle hill.
(1) At the top of the hill, just before the house on your left, turn right and walk along a narrow path. After about 100m continue right on the main path which winds up a gentle hill through a plantation. The path then descends. Continue to a water area – this is The Willows.
(2) Walk past the broad kidney shaped lake. At the crossroads turn right onto a broad track and walk to the top of Low Hill. Continue straight ahead past the playing fields.
(3) Follow the path along a ridge to the end of Middle Road. Turn right at the houses and return to the Community Centre.(D/A)
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 233ft - Community Centre
1 : mi 0.65 - alt. 207ft - Foulby Farm
2 : mi 1.02 - alt. 184ft - Upper Lake
3 : mi 1.73 - alt. 236ft - Ridge
D/A : mi 1.88 - alt. 233ft - Community Centre
A moderate circular walk, mainly on field side footpaths and roadside pavements.
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