Total steps: 4
Total steps: 4
Information Centre, in main car park
Facing the car park with the Information Centre behind you, follow the tarmac road around the outside of the car park until you reach the cattle grid. Don't cross the cattle grid, but instead bear to the left. Go through the gate and follow the stony track (Gritstone Trail), with the woodland on the left and Drinkwater Meadow on your right. Follow the track until you reach a gate in the wall into Knightslow Wood.
Go through the gate into Knightslow Wood and turn right. Follow the path through the tall Beech trees, with the wall on your right, until you reach a ladder stile. Go over the stile and then cross the stream. Bear right down the steps.
Follow the narrow path with the wall on your right and the steep drop down to Cluse Hey on your left. The path will eventually bend around to the right, through a gate and up to Paddock Cottage.
With Paddock Cottage behind you and the open views on your left, follow the path to the right, along the ridge through Pursefield Wood. Where the path forks (just before a small gate) keep right and descend to the corner. Go through the gate in the wire fence and the gate in the corner, and continue straight ahead to the right of a small wood, with the wall, and later the stream, on your right. Turn right onto the road and descend past the cattle grid and back to the main car park.
Main car park
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