Combes Valley

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Parking at the nature reserve car park, the route goes downhill through beautiful woodland to a small lake with a large bird hide (which can be entered). Then the path climbs steeply uphill to exit the reserve and pass through farmland.

The ancient house of Brockhole is reached with its Fever House set at a corner of the garden. The scenery is magnificent and panoramic as we gradually return to the nature reserve, then it climbs steeply uphill and downhill eventually to arrive back at the car park.

Note for dog-owners. The Nature Reserve forbids dogs however you can avoid this first short leg of the walk by taking the road south-west towards Basford Green (away from the A523) towards waymark 23 (see map and Additional Information). The main circuit of the walk starts and finishes at this point all on public footpaths.

England - Central England - Staffordshire - Countryside

Features

Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, River, Toilets, Wildlife
11/01/2018 - william mills

Completed this walk today 11th January 2018 . As a birthday boy !! Really enjoyed this walk. Well signposted. Lovely stream flowing through with wooden bridges. Can't wait for the nesting birds. I'm told by the RSPB warden, come March through to May,' its alive with nesting birds, owls etc. 'Its open 24/7. With £3 parking all day . No dogs allowed! !!! Well worth the £3

07/10/2008 - Lynn Pay

We travelled to do this walk but unfortunately on arriving there was a sign to say 'No Dogs'. As many walkers also have dogs it would be helpful for this to be specified in the Access Information

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