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hiking
1 month ago

This is an excellent walk and one of my favorites. A few things to know- the start is a little confusing. We used the GPS and followed our icon on our AllTrails map as it’s not clearly marked for the first half. First the parking lot was fenced off and it looks like it’s going to be developed into housing or something. Park on the road outside the playground in Colne. Second- don’t follow the map on the left side of the river. You need to be on the right and go through the playground and the old canal. The left is a dead end. Note: eventually you’ll come to a brick arch bridge. About 400 meters before that arch there is a track to the right. Take that and go up and over the bridge which is a farm road by the time you get up there. Now you’ll be on farm roads for a bit until you come to a junction- here you’ll need to take the middle track (unpaved) and then over a stile into a footpath. From here you’ll be in fields for a bit until you come to the main road and you’ll see the Black Dog. Footpath continues across the road. Now you’ll be on narrow roads again- this time through houses. Eventually you’ll come out to where Bowood estate is. Stay on road and continue till you come to Lansdowne Arms. Great stopping point for lunch as it’s about half way After this the loop is across the street from the Lansdowne and through the big gates into Bowood. In Bowood itself it’s very easy as they have done a great job if marking the trail almost all the way back to Colne.

If you want some miles under your belt then it's a good yomp. The start and end are scenic but the walk through Calstone Downs then up to and along the Roman Road is quite dull and seems longer than that it is but a walk is a walk and it's taught me what I like and unlike �

hiking
2 months ago