Circular walk, Up hill and down. Great views and some points of interest.
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.
Park on Slad Road near to the Woolpack. Walk North up Slad Road. Fork right onto Steanbridge Lane. Follow the lane around and down then take the footpath over Dillay brook and upfield into woods.
(1) Just before steps/gate take the path to the left. After a short distance be careful going past a large tree with roots and drop. Join the path to turn right uphill. Look out for Fairy Grotto on left (leave a toy and make a wish). At top of the climb, fork right, slightly downhill. Join Catswood Lane. Follow Lane which becomes Knapp Lane.
(2) Where Knapp Lane becomes Slad Lane, look out for badger paintings on fence posts on right.
(3) Turn right on Slad Road back up to the starting point and into the Woolpack.(D/A)
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 394ft - Woolpack - Laurie Lee Inn
1 : mi 0.66 - alt. 410ft - Steps / gate
2 : mi 1.82 - alt. 479ft - Badger fence
3 : mi 2.01 - alt. 312ft - Slad Road
D/A : mi 2.55 - alt. 394ft - Woolpack Inn
Up hill, down dale, but good tracks and quiet lanes
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