Ecton, Top of Ecton

56 mins

2.06 miles (3.32 Km)

Large lay-by near small caravan site at Ecton

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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.
Through metal gate and down field with wall on left to reach gate on left at bottom of field.
Follow farm track passing cottages and farm buildings on your left.
Just before farm track meets the road, head left and uphill through wooden gate.
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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