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Lady Vale Walk
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Trail details

Grade of Trail:

  • Easy

Trail Waymarking:

Purple

Length of trail:

1.5 - 2 miles

Trail is currently open

 

Trail description

This is a picturesque all ability route, so everyone should be able to enjoy it including those who visit with wheelchairs or pushchairs.

The track follows the river upstream to Lady Vale Bridge, which takes it's name from The Chapel of Our Lady that stood beside the river during the 12th century.

You can download a trail map.

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What's Here?

  • Play area
  • Camping
  • The Covert Caravan Club Site is located adjacent to High Ash. Set in Forestry Commission woodland, this is a quiet, secluded site ideal for caravanners, motor caravanners and trailer tenters. Please telephone 01842 878356 for more information.
  • Horse riding
  • The Forestry Commission has a Open Access policy for horse riding. As a consequence there are very few way-marked trails in the forest. O.S.Explorer map 229 shows areas owned by the Forestry Commission and open to the public to ride. Deboxing areas can be found at the east end of the Harling Drove (FR23) and north of the railway line at Santon Downham. The areas north of the railway line are best suited to horse riding as this is away from the concentration of visitors using High Lodge and the cycling trails. Please observe all signs especially those relating to 'Forest Operation'.
  • Picnic
  • You are welcome to picnic here but please do not BBQ.
  • Walking
  • The 5 mile Orange walk (short cut available) can also be accessed from Santon Downham. It has interpretation around the walk on some of the fascinating history and wildlife of the area. A map of the walk around St Helens and Santon Downham is available from Forest Office (office hours only), or you could dowload a copy before you visit.
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Location

OS Grid ref: SX 100 667

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Contact

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