An enjoyable short walk starting from Flyford Flavel The walk takes in attractive countryside and open farmland. Mostly flat easy walking, but not all stiles are dog friendly. Refreshments are available at The Boot Inn in Flyford Flavell.
The second half of the walk incorporates a section of the Millennium Way, where you will be guided by the distinctive green Millennium Way way markers.
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Our walk starts from the The Boot Inn at Flyford Flavell which is situated on a corner by a T- junction in the village of Flyford Flavell. Directly opposite the T-Junction you will find a public footpath sign and stile. Take stile and go diagonally 1/2 left up field to take a gate into grassed area in front of two houses. Go diagonally across this grassed area to corner metal gate. Take gate into small field and continue ahead with hedge left. Take the gap ahead on left then continue gently down field keeping more or less in line with power lines, eventually to curve around lower left hedge to pass through metal gate ( at rear of car dealership ) to reach main road.
Cross over main road to take large metal kissing gate opposite, into field. Go slightly left diagonally across field to take a double gated footbridge across stream. Go 1/2 left for 20 paces and then through metal gate. Go right up field keeping hedge and wire fence on right. At top right corner of field take a slightly awkward fence stile ( with no footplate ) to surfaced track and turn right down track over cattle grid. Where the track turns right, take the stile on left and then go right around edge of field keeping hedge right. Eventually you will reach a metal kissing gate at field corner. Take gate then ahead to reach a plank bridge and metal kissing gate.
Do NOT take this gate, instead turn sharp left up field edge keeping hedge right to take metal kissing gate at top. Once through this gate stay gently up edge of field keeping tall hedge and trees on right. Quite soon these trees merge into a large wood on your right. Stay along edge of field following the edge of the wood. Eventually you will reach the field corner where there is a metal kissing gate. Do not go through this gate. but leave the gate to proceed with hedge right to next corner of field, then turn left keeping the hedge right, and walk 25 yards to a kissing gate right into a large grazing field. Go half right towards small clump of trees to pass a small shallow pond on your left. Once past the pond look for a large (oak ) and small ( sycamore ) tree standing together directly ahead of you. Walk to these, bearing slightly left, then continue straight across field heading towards projecting hedge and large willow tree in distance. Keep to right of the projecting hedge and go past the willow tree by another small shallow pond. Stay forward past the fence corner and you will come to a wooden gate on right leading to a bridleway.
Go through gate and continue along bridleway, ignoring a footpath on right, until you reach a surfaced drive. Stay forward on drive past houses to reach road. Turn right on road then almost immediately left down Dormston Lane. Continue along lane ignoring the first two footpaths on right. Go past a red posting box for approx 100m to take a bridleway on right ( just after Moat Cottage ) entering a field through a double metal gate.
Once into the field go ahead keeping hedge far right, passing under power lines ( ignore the footpath right ) and stay ahead towards metal gated gap in hedge directly ahead. Go through gap and stay forward across field to pass under low level power lines then through large metal gate into next field. Continue directly ahead across centre of field. At top of field take the far gated gap directly ahead of you ( ignore first gap right ) and after entering corner of field turn sharp left to follow edge of field keeping hedge left. Take stile at field corner gap, cross footbridge and stay forward across next field to take wooden stile into pasture just at the side of Hill Farm. Stay directly ahead keeping to left side of field to exit pasture via wooden stile to road.
Turn right on road ( you have now joined the Millennium Way and will be guided for the rest of the walk by the distinctive green Millennium Way way markers.) Stay on road for 1/3rd mile to T-junction ( ignoring footpath right.) Cross main road (A422) and take metal gate opposite into field.
Go diagonally 1/2 right across field ( the path across this field is sometimes badly maintained, overgrown and poorly delineated ) towards right of buildings on horizon to find double gated bridge over stream. Cross bridge, go right up field under low single power line to find stile. Cross stile and go across narrow field to take double stile and plank bridge. Go ahead to take a further double stile and plank bridge then 1/2 left to take large metal gate in hedge. Proceed directly ahead keeping to right side of field with fence enclosing tree growing area on right to find stile. Cross stile and continue 1/2 left ahead with house to left to exit by far left corner metal fence stile to road.
Go directly across road to follow the Millennium Way sign through gap into field. Go with hedge left, ignoring bridge stile left, to top field corner. Go right for approx 15 paces to take stile in hedge gap into next field and continue directly ahead across field. In the left hand corner of field cross wooden stile between two fenced ponds then stay across centre of field towards mid hedge gateway. Cross stile which is just to left of gateway and continue ahead with hedge right. At the end of the field take gate and cross a narrow field with fence left to metal gate. Take gate and turn right on road to arrive back at The Boot Inn in the village of Flyford Flavell.
paths, bridleways and roads we have used in these instructions are public rights
of way as designated on Ordnance Survey maps. Following the instructions and
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tips are safe or suitable.
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