Hamlet of Rock easy walking round picturesque Doxford and Fallodon Halls.
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.
Park just on the Northern edge of Rock (South Charlton exit from A1) in farm track entrance taking care not to obstruct farm access.
(D/A) Take the road to Rock moor then join right of way.
(1) Turn right here. The route is easy to follow until it joins B6347 near West Fallodon.
(2) Turn right onto this for a short distance entering the woods on the left just beyond a small bridge. The route then passes Doxford Farm with its holiday cottages. Stay left of the fence and view the ancient settlement that is the hill on your right. The route rejoins the road at one of the gatehouses of Doxford Hall with its unique cast iron roof supports and drains pipes.
(3) Turn right and follow the road past the rear walls of Doxford Hall and take the right of way at the road junction.
(4) This is hard to spot! Follow the well defined woodland path to the front of Fallodon Hall, one time home of the famous Earl Grey and Sir Edward Grey (Foreign Secretary).
(5) Turn left and enter the woodland path adjacent to the hall's walled garden.
(6) Join the road for a short distance before taking the farm track. Turn left up the field edge and follow the clear path which crossed the road.
(7) Follow the path across the field containing disused quarries to rejoin the farm track at Rock Mill.
(8) Follow this well made track back to the start point.(D/A)
D/A : km 0 - alt. 80m - Start
1 : km 0.83 - alt. 90m - Right of way
2 : km 2.19 - alt. 68m - B6347
3 : km 4.68 - alt. 53m - Road
4 : km 5.95 - alt. 41m - Burnhouses
5 : km 7.85 - alt. 52m - Woodland
6 : km 9.05 - alt. 56m - Coldharbour farm
7 : km 9.64 - alt. 65m - B6347
8 : km 10.37 - alt. 62m - Rock Mill
D/A : km 11.52 - alt. 80m - Finish
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The walk is close to the A1 but is peacefully a world away. Great views of the picturesque Doxford Hall lake and the adjacent ancient settlement. Fallodon Hall is very beautifully laid out and has much history as well as an excellent walled garden
Global average : 3.67/5
Number of opinions : 1
Description quality : 4/5
Routemap quality : 4/5
Walk interest : 3/5
Global average : 3.67 / 5
Date of walk
Description quality : Good
Routemap quality : Good
Walk interest : Average
Some of the walk instructions could be a little better.
The exit on the A1 in the instructions isn't South Charlton exit it is the next exit a few hundred meters north signposted Christon Bank.
The instructions after Doxford Hall could be clearer. Point three - it should be right at the first junction and immediately right at the next. Point four - opposite the house on the corner go through the second date and walk through the trees on the well-defined woodland footpath.
Point 6 - turn left up the field edge follow the field edge all the way around until you come to a gate by the road. The footpath continues over the road.
Point 7 - Cross the field bearing fractionally right heading for Rock Mill (the houses at the far end of the field).
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