Ecton, Top of Ecton

56 mins

2.06 miles (3.32 Km)

Large lay-by near small caravan site at Ecton


From lay-by head towards Hulme End passing Mintlyn house on your right (the small caravan site is on your left).
After Mintlyn House take track on right uphill.
Pass large house with green spires on your left and over stile beyond.
Right over stile then bear left heading uphill traversing rightwards.
Follow the well defined path to top and gate in wall.
Through gate and cross large open field trending slightly rightwards aiming for right end of trees at far end of field and a gate.
Through gate and down field with wall on left to reach metal gate on left at bottom of field.
Through gate and turn immediately right, heading downhill between the metal umbrella shaped barn on your left and the wall on your right.
At the bottom turn right briefly onto farm track then left to pass Broad Ecton Farm on your left.
Through a wooden gate into a small paddock and at the top end of the paddock take another gate into the field.
Head uphill with wall on your right to reach gate at top (you’ll see remains of old mine buildings at top of hill).
Through the gate then immediately left through another gate into long open field with excellent views left and right.
Head uphill through the long field and up to trig point in the distance.
At trig point bear slightly right aiming for top corner of enclosed field where wall has collapsed.
Into this field and through gate on far side.
Head down field passing old mine shafts to next gate.
Through gate and bear left slightly (recently renovated mine building on left) to next gate on left.
Through this gate and immediately right.
Follow path downhill passing through wooded area at bottom and back to the large house with green spires.
Back down track, left at bottom onto road and back to car.

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