Never far from the town centre, but with parkland and rural interludes.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
(D/A) From the front door of the Red Lion, turn left and walk past the market cross.
Turn left into Derby Street and follow it for 300 yards to the Nicholson War Memorial.
(1) Turn left along Ball Haye Street and follow it to the Buxton Road. Cross over and follow the road as far as a right-hand bend by a park lodge.
Follow the road ahead into Brough Park. Walk between the bowling green (left) and leisure centre (right), then turn right between gateposts with tennis courts on your left.
Beyond the tennis courts turn left, then bear right when you meet a lake.
(2) Leave the larger lake to pass to the right of a smaller pool, and go through a metal kissing gate beyond. Turn left and keep to the right of the grassy area ahead of you. In the corner, pass an information board for Brough Park Fields Local Nature Reserve and pick up a footpath ahead of you into the trees.
At a kissing gate you enter an open field. Follow the path along the top of the field, past a bench, and then continue in a similar vein above a second field. After a kissing gate, climb three steps into a fenced section and then through a hand-gate on your right.
The path descends between two gates and down a flight of steps, then descends further before swinging left behind a workshop to a final short flight of steps down to the road.
(3) Turn left and follow the riverside road to the main road (the last footbridge on the right gives views of Brindley’s Mill).
Turn left along the main road, then left into Hamil Drive. Pass the end of Badnall Street then, before the junction with Hencroft, turn right up a cobbled alleyway.
(4) This leads uphill between walls with views of Big Mill. At the end of the alleyway you emerge into Daisy Bank. Go straight on, then turn left into Mount Pleasant, passing to the left of the graveyard of the former Methodist Chapel (now demolished). A cobbled stretch leads past Naylors Yard to Church Lane, where you turn right, past the church. At the main road, turn left back to the Market Square and the Red Lion. (D/A)
D/A : km 0 - alt. 199m - The Red Lion
1 : km 0.37 - alt. 195m - Brough Park
2 : km 1.18 - alt. 194m - Pool - Brough Park Fields Local Nature Reserve
3 : km 2.14 - alt. 164m - Views of Brindley’s Mill
4 : km 2.84 - alt. 177m - Views of Big Mill
D/A : km 3.31 - alt. 199m - The Red Lion
Some muddy stretches after rain and one steep descent, with uneven steps.
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THE RED LION
Market Square, Leek, Staffordshire
tel 01538 388652 web www.redlionleek.co.uk
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Town and country walking with a long stretch alongside a canal feeder in the quiet Churnet valley.
Lakeside walking and superb views.
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