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Atkinson's Warren walking route

Atkinson's Warren walking route

Distance

2.1 miles

Start

The car park is on the right going down Ferry Road Hill, just after the right hand bend. DN15 8JA.    

Route

1. From the car park, enter the Nature Reserve through the metal gate, go straight ahead with the boundary on your left.

2. Shortly before this path reaches a road, (Phoenix Parkway) bear right along a rising path into the woods, initially parallel to the road. The path gradually bends round to the right away from the road.

3.The path emerges into the open; turn left along a path with a hedge line on your left and a fenced enclosure on your right.

4. Bear right at the end of this path.

5. Bear left between fenced enclosures uphill towards a road end.

6. Bear right in front of the access gate into Skippingdale Road, the path follows back gardens on your left and posts on your right.

7. Turn right opposite the access gate from Foxhills Road, then retrace your steps along the outward route to Point 3.Turn right and, almost immediately left downhill on a wide path.

8. Bend round to the left on a narrower path along the hillside above your outward route. This path goes in and out of the trees.

9. Cross the remains of a building and follow a path rising steadily along the hillside.

10. Immediately before an open sandy section, descend along a path bearing left to join your outward path to the car park.    

Terrain

The area is a mixture of open heathland and woodland along the escarpment.

The outward route is level until point two, rising steadily through woodland and more gently in the open to point six. From here the descent is gentle in the open back to point three, then more steeply in the woodland to point eight.

From here the path undulates along the hillside in and out of trees, rising from point nine and descending more steeply down to the car park.

Woodland paths can be muddy after rain.

Time

Allow between an hour and an hour and a half to complete the walk at a leisurely pace.

Refreshments

None on the walk.

Nearby there is The Cocked Hat, Ferry Road 01724 841538.

There are also numerous other outlets within one mile radius in the town centre.     

Maps

OS Explorer 280 Isle of Axholme.

OS Explorer 281 Ancholme Valley.     

Toilets

None.

You can also download a PDF version of the route:

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