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Walking Close to Stilton

Walking Close to Stilton

by: Clive Brown
One of a range of 'no frills' local walking guide booklets which admirably achieve their objective of getting you out in the countryside amongst beautiful scenery on carefully chosen routes full of interest. The directions are clear and precise and the pencil drawn sketch maps are particularly attractive as well as practical.

The Great North Road between Alconbury and Peterborough is flanked on the east by the flat featureless fenland falling away into the distance. To the west the land rises gently into a series of low undulating hills. The road once passed through the centre of Stilton, which was an important coaching stop supporting fourteen inns.

The cheese that made the village name famous has never been made at Stilton. It was first made by the house keeper at Quenby Hall near Melton Mowbray, but was sold at the Bell Inn at Stilton as Stilton cheese.

This guide focuses on the area close to the Great North Road near the village of Stilton with eleven walks, varying in length from 4 miles to 11.5 miles, but the majority are about 6 miles in length.

The walk locations are:
Yaxley and Finlay's Bridge - 5.5 miles
Lutton and Billing Brook - 4.25 miles
Little Gidding - 6.25 miles
Folksworth and Morborne Hill Top - 5 miles
Stilton and Ashton Wold - 11.5 miles
Folksworth, Caldecote and Washingley - 4 miles
Woodwalton and Catchwater Drain - 6 miles
Great Gidding and Alconbury Brook - 6.5 miles
Stilton and Glatton - 5 miles
Warmington and Miriam's Cover - 5.5 miles
Sawtry and site of Sawtry Abbey - 4 miles

ISBN 9781907669194 Pages 24 (2006 reprinted 2019) 148mm x 210mm

Price: 2.20