Stanton - Limestone Way - Stanton

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An adventurous walk from the isolated village of Stanton along not so well known paths through pretty woodland, then high glorious panoramic views. This is a route to test your navigational skills especially through the woodland in July, August and September.

From the remote village of Stanton we pass through to the Ellastone Road. After the church the route soon passes through fields. Dropping down to valley bottom after negotiating Griff Wood. A narrow lane is reached giving the feeling of passing through a time gone by. Then over a narrow bridge the route rises to give panoramic views all round. The Limey Way is then followed for quite a way. Ellis Hill is reached, but not climbed, although if you wish you may do so.

Turning left before this the path drops again to a valley bottom, to climb again to finish a reasonably level walk back to Stanton.

England - Central England - Derbyshire - Countryside

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Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Wildlife
22/05/2015 - Tim Simmonds

I lovely little walk. We did it in May 2015. Like the last commenter noted, there are plenty of electric fences and changes of boundary to confuse you. At points 6 and 7 electric fences bar you way, so make the best of them (crawling under etc) and head when you can over to the left where you will come across a decent track. Follow this in the same direction as when you crossed the style at 6 until you reach the style at 8. The directions at 8, I think should read; 'Cross the stile and drop down the hillside among the trees. The track widens in a few yards. This is a rather dangerous track in wet weather due to parts of it constructed of logs of wood (rather slippery). You will come to another stile. Once over this you have a choice. Turning left the way goes through GOLDS WOOD. If you follow it continue till the lane is reached, then turn left back to the village of Stanton (less mileage). Otherwise turn right and continue on to the twin metal gates' At point 11,you should move over to the hedge on the right. Points 16 thru 18 are a bit confusing...but keep an eye on an OS map and you’ll be fine. At 21, you’ll cross a small brook between the trees (left), and the bushes (right). Following the hedgerow as it curves to the right towards Ellishill Farm we came across a few electric fences we had to crawl under. At 22 you’ll come across a new concrete block constructed farm track that heads down hill. This is where we went wrong at followed it by mistake! Instead head across it and head closer to the farm. We’ll try that way next time ;)

15/10/2011 - Mangal Mistry

I did this walk on 13/10/11. I’d done this walk before but a long time ago. The walk is amazing, passing through beautiful scenery, woods, and valleys and I recommend it wholeheartedly to everyone. You will really enjoy it, - I did. You will find that paths don’t follow exactly as per instructions due to diversions by farmers and electric fences galore. A few new stiles have also been built. I went wrong (lost) nearer to Ellis Hill Farm, and when I got there eventually, (by forcing my way through hedgerows), paths were blocked by extensive earthworks around the farm, - and it got seriously muddy. Regardless, I enjoyed it. You can see my photos of my walk at : http://tinyurl.com/66mclwk

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