Sunday, 11 March 2018
Start time: 10:30
Moderate 7 miles / 11.3 km
From Scalford Village Hall our route takes us north past the old mineral railway which once linked the many ironstone workings. Turning west along Landyke Lane then across field paths and the route of another dismantled railway we skirt the village of Howell to the site of Brown’s Quarry, once a major source of ironstone, now an SSI, where we shall have lunch. From there we shall follow the path of another mineral railway skirting the southern edge of Holwell village. If time and weather allow we may make the short detour into this picturesque village. From here, our walk takes us back along field paths to the village of Scalford
Scalford Village Hall, Leics.
Grid reference: SK764243
Nearest postcode: LE14 4DS
Start time: 10:30
This is a circular walk
Please bring a packed lunch.
Directions: From the A606 after escarpment take first right signposted Eastwell then Scalford, turn left opposite the Kings Arms down Church Street and after approx. two hundred yards turn left down Sandy Lane follow to the end and your destination is on the left.
It is approx 30 min drive from West Bridgford.
Important note: Although we have graded the walk as moderate, in many places the footpaths were not well used and overgrown but not impassable. There are also several stiles, similarly not well used, none of which could be described as ‘easy’.
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