Pete's Walks- Southeast from Cadmore End (page 1 of 6)

If you are considering walking this route yourself, please see my disclaimer. You may also like to see these notes about the maps.

Google map of the walk

I did this walk of about 13.8 miles on Sunday, 21st August, 2016. It was a repeat of a walk I did in January 2013 - that turned out to be a very foggy day, so I've always intended to do it again and get some better photographs. I first walked the route in the opposite direction, back in November 2011.

I started walking about 9.45am, having parked beside Church Road in Cadmore End (Grid Reference SU 786925 - there is also a car park marked on the map, just past the school on the main road). I walked along Church Road, heading away from the main road through the village, and soon passed the church on my left. I stayed with the roughly surfaced road as it bore left here, and followed it through the village until it brought me back to the main road. Here I turned right and followed the road for maybe a quarter of a mile, before taking the drive to Rackley's Farm on my right. The path here almost immediately crossed some grass on the right, going past a pond. Beyond some bushes the path continued between the wire fence of a pasture on my left and a hedgerow. I then went over a stile into a much larger pasture that slope downhill. I stayed close to the hedge on my right and soon reached another stile, beyond which the path continued downhill just inside a wood. I then went over another stile, and crossed a corner of the same large pasture, now almost at the bottom of the slope - there were a few cattle in a corner up to my left here. The path then continued very slightly downhill as it crossed a very large field that had recently been mown, to reach a prominent tree at the corner of a distant hedgerow.

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Cadmore End church

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The lane through Cadmore End

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The road through Cadmore End

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The footpath from Rackley's Farm

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The footpath from Rackley's Farm - it follows the edge of this large cattle pasture for a short distance

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... then continues downhill just inside a wood ...

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... before re-emerging into the same pasture as before, near the bottom of the slope

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The footpath from Rackley's Farm - I turned left where the path meets the tree in the hedge

When I reached the tree I turned left, and left the field in the corner a few yards away. I then followed a permissive path that ran to the right of a lane. When I reached a lane junction, I turned left. Almost as soon as Moussells Wood started on my right, I took a footpath that entered the wood and soon started climbing uphill (I kept left at an apparent fork near the bottom of the slope). It wasn't too steep, and I soon reached a path crossroads near the top of the slope. I went straight on here, soon leaving the wood and following the now level path between fences to reach a lane in Little Frieth. I turned right here, but the lane immediately turned left so I was almost going straight on. I followed the lane all the way to where it ended in Frieth.

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The permissive path beside the lane

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The short lane section after I turned left at a junction

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The start of the path uphill through Moussells Wood

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The path uphill through Moussells Wood

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The path uphill through Moussells Wood

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The path uphill through Moussells Wood, from where it crosses another path near the top of the hill

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The path continuing from Moussells Wood into Little Frieth

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The lane from Little Frieth to Frieth