This short walk is along a fairly level path and you can make it shorter or longer as there are several seats/ benches along the main path. There is a car park at the entrance to the woods and a bus stop on the main road by the flats, a minute’s walk away.
Short walk; about 10 - 15 minutes; extended walk about 20- 25 minutes.
Northcliffe paths can be muddy at any time, so come prepared. There is a fairly steep climb up the side of the valley in this walk. It takes about 45- 50 minutes but there are a lot of benches!
You can park in the layby just passed the golf club as you go up Moor Head Lane and onto High Bank Lane. Walk down the hill and enter the park through the trees next to the golf club. Walk through the trees to the bench and notice board where this walk starts.
This is a fairly flat walk with one small slope which can be slippery in wet weather. It takes about 10 minutes.
You can park in the layby just past the golf club as you go up Moor Head Lane and onto High Bank Lane. Walk down the hill and enter the park through the trees next to the golf club. Walk through the trees to the bench and notice board here this walk starts.
This walk takes about 25-30 minutes.
This walk contains some slopes, steps and can be muddy. There is a shorter version of about 15-20 minutes and the longer one takes 25-30 minutes. If you prefer to go up and not down steps you can do the walk the other way round.
The shorter walk is pretty flat, the longer walk has some reasonably gentle climbs in the meadow. The short walk takes 25- 30 minutes return. The longer walk takes about 45-50 minutes.
The name Old Spring Wood means it has been coppiced rather than it is full of springs. However, it does get quite muddy after wet weather and there are some interesting damp areas in the woods. There are also signs of mining in the woods, with several cone shaped depressions that may have been day or bell pits.
This is a walk around the whole of Northcliffe, taking in two woods, the meadow and the more formal areas. It contains steps and slopes and some path can be muddy. It takes about an hour. It can be started from many different places around the circuit.