A fairly easy stroll up the hill behind the pub, offering good views to Tegg’s Nose and Sutton Common.
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.
(D/A) From the front door, turn right and then immediately right again, between the pub and adjacent barn. At the rear of the car park, follow the metalled drive downhill. Cross the stream at the bottom of the hill (ignoring the path over a footbridge on the right) and go through the gate with the Gritstone Trail “G” waymark on your right at the beginning of the garden beyond. Pass a duckpond and exit the garden through a kissing gate. Walk up the field beyond to a further kissing gate on the brow of the hill. Follow the top edge of the next field, then go through a third kissing gate on your left. Follow the wall on your right; the path develops into a farm track and eventually meets a road with views to Tegg’s Nose.
(1) Turn right. At the entrance to a house called The Steps, turn right along a farm drive. Follow the drive to a junction just before Pot Lords farm; turn right here. Follow this drive downhill to a house called Smallhurst.
(2) Just before the property, drop down left below the garden and then go down some steps and over a stile to a footbridge over the stream. Once across, turn right to a ladder stile by a gap in the wall. Follow the stream through a series of fields, diverting as necessary to avoid boggy sections. Finally, cross a footbridge to rejoin the metalled driveway you started out on.
(3) Turn left to return to the Ryles Arms.(D/A)
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 738ft - The Ryles Arms
1 : mi 0.65 - alt. 932ft - Ridge Hill
2 : mi 0.95 - alt. 902ft - Smallhurst
3 : mi 1.45 - alt. 728ft - Metalled driveway
D/A : mi 1.55 - alt. 738ft - The Ryles Arms
A fairly gentle ascent and descent. Short sections may be muddy at times and there are several stiles to negotiate.
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The Ryles Arms is independently owned and has history dating back to the 1500s. In the past it has been a blacksmiths, the local sweet shop and for the past century has mostly been a public house for the locals to enjoy.
Since taking on the Ryles in September 2010, Alex and his team have focused on providing all customers who walk through the doors with great-quality food and service. The menu now boasts such variety that there truly is something for everyone, whether it be fine dining, pub favourites or a second-to-none steak from our flame grill.
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