Wooton - Weaver Hills - Stanton - Upper Ellastone

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From Wooton the route goes by Wooton Cricket Club and heads for the Weaver Hills to the front. Once there we turn right to go part-way up the hills, with great views over the countryside. The path goes downhill and through a few fields until we reach Stanton. This is a small peaceful village with an interesting church. We then follow a narrow, quiet and interesting lane, (or take a path parallel to the lane). This goes downhill into a picturesque valley where an ancient cross will be seen in one of the cottage gardens. The lane leads us to Upper Ellastone, another small, quiet and picturesque village. From here the route undulates to Wooton Hall Farm (this is a pleasant area to walk through), then via a lane back to Wooton. The views are good all the way along. A good walk on a busy Bank Holiday to get away from the maddening crowds!

England - Central England - Staffordshire - Countryside

Features

Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Pub, Wildlife
22/08/2013 - Elizabeth Howsley

I should like to point out that the instructions between points 20, 21 and 22 are incorrect and lead you onto private land - the footpath can be seen quite clearly marked on the OS map, and you should continue up the field, not go through the gate and onto the tarmac path. For the information of previous comment, the Duncombe Arms at the bottom of the Ellastone road is a really good pub - excellent food and a nice atmosphere (our local!)

30/11/2008 - Dave and Sam Asbury

Great Walk. Would add the following comments (not criticism).
wp 10. you come out onto Chaff Lane, not Blakelow Lane (or at least we did).
wp 16 "Go left to walk round the church ...". Would suggest walk right. There are 2 gates. If you go left you end up at a gate next to the main entrance. You still go up the lane but the next turn is now about 250m away not the 100yards suggested. If you go right you also end up at a gate which i think is the correct one as you are about 100 yards from the turning. Minor points that would turn it into a perfect walk. Oh yeah, saw a pair of buzzards and almost got a decent photo. almost. Never got to try the pub as the light was drawing in - maybe in the summer.

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