7th July 2019 - Bridges
This is a 'low' grade B walk purely because of its
13 mile length. The total ascent is just under 2000 feet. The route
goes along the Darnford valley then ascends Ratlinghope hill before
descending to the Pulverbatch-Bridges road and continuing on a quiet
lane to Gatten. We then follow field paths and tracks with
splendid views (on a good day!) to the base of Cothercott hill.
From the top we make our way to the Betchcott hills and the Portway
giving us the chance to stride out en route to Pole Bank. Our
return begins with a descent down scenic Stanbatch and on to the hamlet
of Adstone before ascending the hill of the same name back to Bridges
where we may want to quench our thirst at the pub.
Walk leaders Gill & Nigel Pursey 01743 272986 /