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Walk 1711 - printer friendly version

Draycott in the Clay circular from Hanbury Walk

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 3.0 miles / 4.9 km

Ascent - 200 feet / 61 metres

Grade - easy

Start - OS grid reference SK173278
Lat 52.847429 + Long -1.7445706
Postcode DE13 8TP (approx. location only)

This walk explores some pleasant countryside above the Dove Valley and provides some excellent views north towards the Peak District National Park. This route can be combined with Walk 1327 visiting the Fauld Crater.

The start for this walk is the car park of Cock Inn at Hanbury (grid ref. SK173278). Please note that you should only park with the publican's permission and perhaps obtain refreshments at the end of the walk. After parking turn left out of the car park and follow the road to the first junction. Turn right and where the road turns sharp left walk straight on to pass the Parish Church on your right.

At the end of this lane take the signed footpath on the right (you will return using the footpath on the left). At the first field boundary some care with navigation is required as the path makes a three way spilt. Do not gain height but head straight across this large field keeping the ridge of hills to your right. If you have a compass walk roughly northwest, maintaining this direction through a number of fields to reach a lane (grid ref. SK158287).

Turn left down the lane and walk into the village of Draycott in the Clay. Go past the school on your right to reach a T-junction. Go left and continue along this lane towards Foxholes. Where the lane bears sharp right (grid ref. SK163276) continue ahead on the signed footpath. The route leads through fields and climbs up to a strip of woodland on your left. Continue on the clear path, going left at a junction. This leads back towards the lane used earlier.

Walk past the church. Turn left at the first junction and then left again. The Cock Inn is a short way along this road.

Walk 1711 Route Map

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