With Phil, Barry E, Jill, Sue, Gordon, Maureen, Terry, Steph, Carole and Ian. Monday 4 April 2011. Following the edge of the woods in a clockwise direction, but accidentally missing out the part round Fineshade Abbey...almost exactly 5 miles in all.
From car park at Top Lodge, go back past the entrance, and turn right between the coach park and the caravan site. Follow the 'road' downhill. You meet the Jurassic Way signs and follow them round to the timber yard and fancy house. Take the road towards King's Cliffe and turn right along a footpath (via gate or stile) next to the disused railway line.
I made the mistake of turning right along the railway line instead of crossing over as I should have done. You still end up at Top Lodge in the end, but miss the abbey. Mea culpa!