Distance 3.5 miles
left out of Church Street, Cogenhoe and walk down hill along the Whiston
Road and then turn right on a footpath in a south/east direction.
with the hedgerow on your left, passing under electrical power lines.
The path follows the woodland perimeter to make two ninety degree
turns before arriving at steps up a steep earth embankment.
At the top of the bank, turn left with the woodland on your left
hand side until you arrive at the path junction.
Continue straight ahead into the woodland and down two flights of
steps, taking care quite steep, to the bottom of the quarry.
route bears right and then emerges from the woodland, crossing a track
then continues downhill across a field and another track to a stream
crossing. Turn right along
side the woodland and then left on a grass track in a south/east
the Denton/Whiston road and continue in the same direction with the
hedgerow on your left. Pass
through a small woodland to arrive at Chadstone Lodge, turn right onto a
small road that leads to Chadstone village
is a small hamlet with no visitor facilities.
a tee junction the road joins the Castle Ashby road, continue straight
ahead to join a footpath. Cross
one field and then continue with a woodland on your right until the
route turns right and then left to cross a stile giving access onto the
grand drive in front of Castle Ashby house.
You must find time to enjoy this wonderful parkland.
right, away from the house, cross the drive and after a short distance a
join a footpath on your left. With
the hedgerow on your left follow this path down into Yardley Hastings.
On reaching a woodland, turn right and then left, over a stream
and into pastureland.
due south/east across this undulating pastureland to a gate and track
between houses to emerge in Castle Ashby road, cross the stream that
runs through the village.
across High Street into the churchyard of St Andrew’s Church
leaving by the gate into Church Lane.
Turn left along the High Street to the millennium seating area
and village signpost, adjacent to the A428 road.
Hastings is a very pretty village, well worth exploration.
It has two public houses and a shop.
Yardley Hastings is a delightful village that warrants time to explore its many pathways and picture post card building.
comfort of the Millennium seating at the village signpost, adjacent to
the A428 road. Walk
down the High Street, turning right into Church Lane and the churchyard
of St Andrew’s Church. Behind
the Church you will find the old Manor House.
leave the Churchyard, cross over the High Street into Castle Ashby Road.
Continue straight ahead and
just before the road finishes, turn right onto a footpath that passes by
cottages, before emerging at a gate onto open pasture land.
across this undulating field to cross the bridge in the right hand
corner. Turn right, and
then left at the first hedge line, walk straight ahead with hedge on
your right. Cross a stile onto
the grand approach drive leading to Castle Ashby House.
Turn right along the drive, walking towards the house, before
crossing to the other side of the drive and another stile to join a
footpath leading north – west. Turn
right through a gap in the woodland and then left to walk along edge of
wood. At the end of the
wood continue in the same direction, across a field, to reach a stile in
the hedge line and access to road, at junction with road into Chadstone.
a small hamlet with no facilities.
However, Castle Ashby village is only
¼ mile down the road, and has refreshments and a public house.
takes us straight through Chadstone village passing by Paradise Pond at
the bottom of the hill. Continue
straight ahead on the bridle track to Chadstone Lodge.
Now turn left ,with the hedge on your left. Continue straight ahead passing through a woodland to reach a
this small road and down a grass track that swings right before turning
left to a bridge over a stream. Cross
another track and continue straight ahead uphill to enter a wooded
quarry area. Bear left, at
fork in path, and ascend flight of steps to emerge on edge of woodland. Turn right on a path that follows the perimeter of the wood,
on reaching a gate turn right down a flight of steps to follow path in a
loop around the field keeping the wood on your right.
At the end of
the wood continue with the hedge on your right, passing under electrical
transmission lines before reaching the road.
Turn left and walk along this road into Cogenhoe.