Schwartz September 2019

Time Out

There is nothing more enjoyable than taking a stroll and stopping en route for a picnic or a pint! We’re giving away a luxury picnic set and family membership to the National Trust so get those walking boots on!

In our May/June Take Stock we gave away two tickets and overnight accommodation to the Crabbie’s Grand National Ladies Day on April 8 – and it was won by Claire. “I’d always wanted to go to the glamorous event so I was over the moon when I won!” she said. “Everything from the lovely hotel to the superb event was spot-on – thank you Take Stock!” For a chance to win this edition’s prize courtesy of Pepsico with Walkers Deli Crisps visit www.takestockmagazine.com/competitions and www.todays.co.uk for T&C’s. Entries close on 31st July 2016 and the winner will be drawn at random and notified.

TRAMWAY TRAMP
Purbeck, Dorset
The route: This easy walk takes in views of Corfe Castle and Hartland Moor. The quiet part of Purbeck is a good place to get away from the crowds. Stop halfway for a picnic and a chance to spot some rare and not-so-rare wildlife.
Distance: 3.5 miles
Time: 2 hrs
Info: Visit nationaltrust.org.uk/tramway-trampwalk

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MICKLEDEN VALLEY TRAIL
The Lake District
The route: The trail runs west along Mickleden on a well-defined, level path below Pike O’Stickle on the right and The Band on the left. Glacial moraines come into view as you approach the head of the valley where the path splits at the bottom of two ancient mountain passes, Rossett Gill and Stake Pass. This is the turnaround point for the walk.
Distance: 3.8 miles
Time: 2 hrs
Info: Visit nationaltrust.org.uk/mickleden-valley-trail

Views over Great Langdale, Cumbria.

HOLE OF HORCUM
Levisham, North York Moor
The route: Follow the road towards Lockton and walk on the path high side of the valley as you wind your way upstream along Levisham Brow on towards Horcum Slack which passes Low Horcum and the narrow deep sides open out. Climb your way out of Horcum Hole then enjoy a westerly course onto Levisham Moor back to Dundale Rigg and finally back to the Horseshoe Inn for a well-earned pint!
Distance: 6.5 miles
Time: 2 – 3 hrs
Info: Visit horseshoelevisham.co.uk or call 01751 460 240

Horseshoe Inn

OVER HADDON
Derbyshire
The route: A short, easy walk over fields east of Over Haddon before walking above the lower reaches of beautiful Lakehill Dale. There are wonderful views towards Youlgreave and this is a good picnic area. The only steep slope on this walk is across the two fields back to the village where the Lathkil Hotel will provide suitable refreshments.
Distance: 3.5 miles
Time: 1 hr 30 mins
Info: Visit lathkil.co.uk or call 01629 812501

Over Haddon, Derbyshire

PRINCES RISBOROUGH TO WENDOVER
Buckinghamshire
The route: Starts from Princes Risborough Station, the up and downhill easy to follow route is not strenuous. It includes the Grangelands Nature Reserve and views out from Coombe Hill over the Vale of Aylesbury and surrounding counties. Break it up with an early lunch stop at The Plough in Lower Cadsden.
Distance: 9.3 miles
Time: 4 hrs 30 min
Info: Visit theplough.pub or call 01844 343302

princes risborough

TUESDAY TREK
Longridge, Lancashire
The route: Sue and John Barr from the New Drop Inn make each trek different; through the nearby forest or along a road. Walkers meet at the pub for tea/coffee, then during the walk they stop for a refreshing Pimm’s or mulled wine (weather depending) and a packet of crisps! You then return to the pub for a much needed lunch.
Distance: 5 miles
Time: 2 – 3 hrs
Info: Visit thenewdrop.co.uk or call 01254 878338

tuesday trek

BIRLING GAP
East Sussex
The route: Starting and finishing at the Tiger Inn this circular walk allows you to enjoy spectacular views over the downs and East Sussex coast. Discover part of the world-famous Seven Sisters chalk cliffs by following old drovers’ and smuggling routes.
Distance: 3 miles
Time: 1 hrs 30 mins
Info: nationaltrust.org.uk/birling-gap-walk

Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters, East Sussex. Stretching between Birling Gap and Cuckmere Haven are the world-famous Seven Sisters chalk cliffs.

map birling gap walk

COUNTRY CONDUCT
• Leave gates and property as you find them and follow paths unless wider access is available
• Leave no trace of your visit and take your litter home
• Keep dogs under effective control – on a lead or in sight at all times
• Follow advice and local signs
• Leave machinery and farm animals alone – don’t interfere with animals even if you think they’re in distress. Try to alert the farmer instead.
• Use gates, stiles or gaps in field boundaries if you can – climbing over walls, hedges and fences can damage them and increase the risk of farm animals escaping.
www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-countryside-code

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