After lunch, on an early March afternoon, my partner and I headed out for a short but relaxing walk from Moss Wood to make the most of the beautiful countryside literally on the doorstep. It’s only a 2.4 mile circular route from Moss Wood reception and is a lovely way to spend an hour.
The route is dog friendly, but we highly recommend keeping them on a lead as there are farm animals nearby at points on the route. A couple of points on the walk can be a little muddy if it has been raining (as it had been before our walk!) but it is mostly dry ground. The walk is almost entirely flat and mostly on steady ground, but a couple of obstacles may present a challenge to anyone not fully mobile.
Turn Right out of Moss Wood
Turn Right heading out of Moss Wood and follow the road with the woodland to your left. Continue straight down the road.
Follow the road to the left
At the junction, follow the road round to the left – towards the buildings.
Head Through the Gate
Walk along the road past the buildings. On the right there is a gate with a footpath arrow. The gate has a latch on the chain – make sure to close the gate after you. The area around the gate can get a little muddy, so take care!
Follow the Track
Keep following the track away from the farm until you reach a gate. You can either climb over the gate, or use the small bridge about 30ft to the left of the gate. Turn left after this and follow the track.
Bare Left at the Junction
When the track comes to a junction, follow it round to the left.
Follow the Track
Keep following the track straight through the small farm. Look out for the milking cow statue on the right as you go through!
Retrace your Footsteps
Follow the track to the small farm – and you’re back where you left earlier! Keep going straight ahead this time, the way you started from earlier.
Follow the Right Track
Follow the road round to the right and keep going until you get back to Moss Wood – the entrance will be on your left!
Have a look through some of the great pictures we got on the way round. If you get some – please send them to us to share!