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!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Stamford circular via Wothorpe, Pilsgate, Burghley House

Mon, 2014 Jun 9 9:39 AM BST
Led by Mel. With Eddie, Gordon, Norma, Steph, Terry, Barrie, Marion, Chris, Tommy, Kate and me. Quite humid, but fine. Lunch at cafe in Burghley Ho grounds.
The same route as this walk, walked on May 8th, but with different start point, and in reverse.
Starting from the station car park in Stamford, we walked back up to the Kettering Road and crossed over. Then we took the path immediately left, turning left after the first hedge and making our way uphill to First Drift, Wothorpe.
The view of Stamford from Wothorpe
After the stile we turned right towards the Old North Road. Another right turn and a walk of a couple of hundred yards and we reached the entrance to the golf club.  We followed the yellow waymarker posts along the road and through fields and a small wooded area.

The final field crossing brought us out at a road junction where we turned left towards Pilsgate.  Barnack windmill stands over to the right of this road.  We turned left to walk through Pilsgate, and took a break on a convenient patch of grass.
Shortly after leaving the village we crossed to the left hand side of the road and the new path which makes for pleasant enough walking, separated from the traffic by a hedge.
Just after the end of the path is the main visitor entrance to Burghley Park. We turned left and walked gently uphill to the cafe for lunch.
After lunch a gentle section of something over a mile took us back to Stamford. We crossed the railway bridge at Water Lane, then followed the riverside road as far as the George, then along to the station and car park.
Map and details


Ida Jones said...

Lovely view of Stamford. I hope it wasn't as hot for you as it's been here today - up to 34!

aliqot said...

Not as hot as that, but quite sticky!