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WAY TO A WINDMILL WALK ORGANISED BY THE BWF NATIONAL COMMITTEE

CONTACT: Roger Baker, 12 Burwood Grove, Hayling Island, Hampshire PO11 9DS
Tel: 02392 462005     E-mail: trails@bwf-ivv.org.uk

DISTANCE: 12km
ENTRY FEE: £1.50 per walker (Cheques payable to BWF)
AWARD: Cloth Badge at £2.50 each
ENTRY SYSTEM: Postal
START VENUE: The Church at Sturton le Steeple      OS Map 120 GR SK 788 838 Sat Nav Code DN22 9HQ
COACH & CAR PARKING: On street parking, or with permission, the Reindeer Inn car park
DIRECTIONS FROM NEAREST TOWN: Retford/Gainsborough - You can reach Sturton le Steeple from either Retford or Gainsborough. From Retford take the A620 to North Wheatley, and then a minor road to Sturton le Steeple. From Gainsborough, take the A631 & then the A620 to North Wheatley.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Buses from Retford - 95 or 95a (2 hourly).
REFRESHMENTS: At the start and on the route.

ROUTE DESCRIPTION (Updated 22nd April 2019)

Go past the church and pub, with pond on your right, to the crossroads. Cross over the main road and enter Springs Lane. Continue ahead as the lane leaves the village and then becomes a dirt track, ahead for 1200m to go under the Railway Bridge

Q1 - The bridge number is MAC3------(complete the code)?

After the bridge continue ahead for appx 1800m and following the gentle incline to the top passing Maumhill Wood on the left. Where the track bears left ignore the initial vehicular gaps on right and turn right over small wooden bridge following Trent Valley Way. Continue ahead with hedge on right, at the bottom of the field go through gap in hedge onto grassy lane. Turn left and continue ahead to reach tarmac road. Turn left along road. As the road bears left towards the red brick house turn right on track Public Bridleway, follow track downhill to reach the railway crossing with a Nature Reserve on your right.

Q2 - What is the name of the Nature Reserve?

TAKING EXTREME CARE cross over the level crossing. Continue up the track, passing through Caddow Wood. Pass green Anglian Water kiosk on right and in 50m turn left through gate on wide grassy bridle way. As the grassy track descends it becomes gravel and then tarmac. Continue to follow this to reach North Leverton Windmill. NB This is now a fully working windmill and can be viewed on Sat’s 10am

Q3 - What year was the subscription mill company replaced by the limited company?

Leave the windmill and continue on tarmac track to the main road. Turn left and pass under the railway bridge and into the village North Leverton. Go through the village passing the playing fields, post office and the Royal Oak pub. Approximately 200m past the pub, turn left on footpath “Church Walk” towards church. Go over bridge and bear left around church to gravel track. Turn right and continue onto tarmac road between houses passing Fingle House and onto grass track. Ahead on narrow enclosed path with stream on right to kissing gate, turn left to further kissing gate in corner. Ahead to cross a bridge and 3 kissing gates close together, then straight on with distant coling towers directly in front of you, to eventually turn right, following the yellow waymarker round field to gate in hedge to road. Cross over road to kissing gate.

Q4 - What is the relationship between Sir Geffrey Fenton and Edward Fenton?

Ahead through kissing gate on Trent Valley Way next to wooden fence at end of fence turn left keeping to edge of field with hedges/ditches on your right. Continue ahead in the same direction to reach bridge with gate. Bear right across field to double gate in corner and road, cross over the road to pavement and turn left. Follow pavement past the school and arrive back at the church and pub.

When you have completed this trail please use the Permanent Trail Entry Form

The organisers are not liable for accidents, thefts and/or damage to property. Every effort will be made by the organisers to make this a safe, enjoyable and memorable event.  

This trail is registered until 31 December 2020