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The Yew Tree Avenue In Clipsham - ideal walk for young children, or anyone wanting a gentle stroll near a great pub!


The Yew Tree Avenue is a remarkable collection of clipped yew trees.
Amos Alexander, who was the head forester on  the Clipsham Estate during the 19th century, started a hobby in 1870 . He created shapes and figures by clipping the yew trees that grew outside his home at the gatehouse. The owner on Clipsham Hall was so impressed that he instructed Amos to cut figures on all of the trees along the carriage drive to his home depicting items of local interest and record family events. The Yew Tree Avenue was born. (Click here to find out more)

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The car park is set in a quiet open area on the edge of the wood, providing year round parking and access to the avenue.

Walking at Rutland Water

As far and as fast as you like - there are 25 miles of footpaths at Rutland, so you have plenty to choose from (and if you would rather take a bike, click here)

A lovely walk through tranquil lakeside scenery and stone Rutland villages. From Lyndon Top Nature Reserve, the route circles part of Rutland Water to visit the villages of Edith Weston and Lyndon, giving clear views across the lake to where stately homes and villages with church spires poke through the trees.

"There's something about the contradiction of Rutland Water, one of the largest man-made reservoirs in Europe, being located in England's smallest county that only enhances the drama of this setting. The reservoir was finished in 1977 to supply up to 65 million gallons of water a day to the growing cities of the East Midlands." [Guardian.co.uk]

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A walk from Fotheringhay, the birthplace of an English King, and the site of the execution of a Scottish Queen


Fortheringhay and Woodnewton - Circular Walk
Estimated time: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Distance: 3.4 miles

A visit to the peaceful village of Fortheringhay, today's calm a contrast to a more eventful past as it is a location of national importance with famous royal connections. The village was once the birthplace of an English King and also where a Scottish Queen was executed.

Start at the Falcon Inn, which offers a fine selection of traditional English cuisine and refreshments. Head north out of the village and over the fields towards Woodnewton.

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Midnight Walk

 Join us in a ladies only midnight walk. Starting and finishing at Serpentine Green this 12 mile route takes you in and around the streets of Peterborough. Registration is £12 and includes a t.shirt, medal and goody bag. All proceeds to Sue Ryder Care, Thorpe Hall Hospice
Saturday 16 May 09 - Walk starts at 12 Midnight
Serpentine Green Shopping Centre  Cambridgeshire PE7 8BE

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The Independent's Walk Of The Month (6 August 2006): Stamford

Walk the borders of 4 counties

This pretty hike in and around Stamford skips across the borders of four counties, says Mark Rowe

Stamford's picturesque setting in gently rolling countryside, just west of the Fens, makes it an ideal base for walking. This hike nips across four counties, passes a beautiful village and much scenery that is restful on the eye.

Start in the town's cattle market car park. Turn left, taking the path across the river and meadows to the Lammas Bridge and Bath Row. Turn right, with the mill stream on your right. At the end of the parking area, turn left into a narrow passage, signposted for the tourist office, which leads on to St Mary's Hill. Turn left uphill, and left again into St Mary's Street and the church of St Mary, which has a magnificent 13th-century tower. Just before London Inn, turn right up to Red Lion Square, where you can pause to admire All Saints' Church.

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Distance: 10 miles.

Time: Four hours. Map: OS Explorer 234 Rutland Water, Stamford and Oakham.

This walk is in 'Walk East Midlands', by Chris Thompson, published by the Ramblers' Association, £8.95 (ramblers.org.uk).

RSPB Dawn Chorus Walks

Forget Coldplay and Mozart, the world’s finest feathered orchestra strikes up at Fineshade Woods (between Corby and Stamford) during May.

The RSPB is holding a series of dawn chorus walks around the beautiful woodlands every Sunday of the month at 5 am.

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Click here to a walk over in the Oundle direction - 4 miles, nice and easy going! Something new...




Local Walks - where to walk, unusual walks around Stamford, Peterborough, Oundle, Lincolnshire