Buxton – Lamas – Little Hautbois - Buxton

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Starting off in the Bure Valley Railway Car Park in Buxton, the route follows quiet country lanes to Lamas. Along this section is Buxton Mill, built in 1754 and subsequently rebuilt in 1991 due to a massive fire. A mill has been recorded in this spot since Domesday in 1085. The route then follows a quiet country lane to Lamas and passes a gravestone set into the wall of the old chapel grounds. It is the grave of Anna Sewell, who is buried in Lamas and is known worldwide as the author of Black Beauty.

The route passes through the beautiful village of Lamas and heads up to the highest point on the whole walk at just 21m (69ft), but offers some lovely distant views in all directions. After crossing the Bure Valley Railway the route heads alongside Little Hautbois Hall. The hall was built in 1553 during the reign of King Edward VI and is believed to have been built on an earlier hall. It is a fine example of Tudor architecture and one of the most characteristic features on the walk.

After crossing the River Bure the route follows a riverside path all the way back to the Bure Valley Railway. Along this path there is a medieval moat on the left, with the current Mayton Hall located nearby. This is the old location for Maideston, which is a deserted medieval village. The route passes under the Bure Valley Railway and then joins the path alongside the railway track. From the top of the viaduct there are some lovely views north to Buxton Mill over the waterways and marshes. The final stretch follows the Bure Valley Railway Path back to the car park at Buxton.

England - East England - Norfolk - Countryside

Features

Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Mostly Flat, River, Stately Home, Waterfall, Wildlife
22/10/2012 - Roy Davenport

Walked 15/10/2012 and route is all fine.

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