Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Farm Shop from Ticknall (or Meat Run)

  • Walked: 8th October 06
  • Distance: 7m
  • Terrain: flat
  • Summary: Park somewhere in Ticknall, pick up the path which skirts Robin Wood. At the radio mast, turn right to pass St Brides and out onto the B587. Walk along this road and then find the path which carries on straight to Chantry Farm Shop. Buy some decent meat and then head due West along the road, then a track, then a footpath which again skirts Robin Wood. Follow paths past Seven Spouts Farm and turn left at hangman's Stone back to Ticknall.
  • Time: 3.5 hrs
  • Notable views: One of my favourite South Derbyshire views from the trig point just above St Bride's.
  • Note to self; Don't take it for granted that the Farm Shop's open on a Sunday!

As the title suggests, the intention was to buy some meat for Sunday dinnder from Chantry Farm Shop at King's Newton (by Melbourne). I buy all of my meat from them, safe in the knowledge that it's properly raised - you can taste the difference!

The typical South Derbyshire view below was taken about a mile after the Farm Shop, looking back towards it.

I didn't have time on Sunday to walk all the way from home (would have been over 20m) and so devised this walk which involved driving to Ticknall and walking from there. It was a beautiful day and despite the long sections of road, the walk from Ashby would have been wonderful.

The route above was generated using Meander.

The map image originated from the Ordnance Survey Get-a-map service. Map image reproduced with kind permission of Ordnance Survey and Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland.


dive said...

Mmmm …
I love that farm shop.
The meat and cheese is just soo good!
Can't wait to visit again. I might even do the walk to work up a worthy appetite!

Alifan said...

Love reading all about the walks... keep well. think of you lots......keep D in order please!!