Castor - Hanglands Nature Reserve - Bretton - Castor

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The walk starts in the pleasant village of Castor with its prominent church and continues to Ailsworth. After a little road-walking, the busy A47 is crossed and the nature reserve encountered. This can be challenging after wet weather with mud of Biblical proportions, though passable with determination and waterproof footwear. By way of reward, The Granary Tea Room is a few metres off the route shortly beyond and is well worth a visit, along with the associated farm shop. Back to farmland, tracks and a lane, the route passes close to the Bretton Centre, an area of supermarkets and chain stores.

The last leg crosses a very lively golf course, where golfers may well regard bouncing a white ball off an unsuspecting walker as a bonus. Crossing the fairways needs care, vigilance and preferably a brisk pace.

Finally, Castor is gained, though not without a stile which may require bushwacking skills and some agility!

England - East England - Cambridgeshire - Countryside

Features

Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Mostly Flat, Nature Trail, Tea Shop, Wildlife, Woodland