and occasionally rides a bike.
A word of warning. The walk descriptions are not detailed enough to guide you - please take a map. The batteries never run out, and you always have a signal. Oh, And don't take left or right as gospel!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Gretton - Brookfield Plantation - Rockingham - Gretton

Thursday 7 April - about 8 miles. From Mel Jarvis's book Around Corby ,  page 35.

Followed the route exactly - in the first section , the playground has now moved further up the playing field, and after the stile the path goes between the old houses and the newly built ones.

In section 2, the path leading to the corner (the angle of the L of the L-shaped field) goes slightly right, as indicated by the footpath arrow.

In section 4 and 5 there's a notice advising you to keep dogs on leads, beware of snakes. Today, although it was fairly sunny, I saw none, though there are one or two corrugated iron sheets which could be places where they hang out.

As Mel warns, there is a longish section along roads, but the walks at either end of it make it worthwhile. I met someone who had brought his bike across from Gretton to Rockingham.  I wouldn't advise it, though it's certainly possible with conditions as dry as they are at present.  But there are a few stiles and tight gates to negotiate.

Time approx 2.5 hours.

Map and details   same route as Thursday 2 February 2012

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