“A Trio of Trigs” - A contribution to Pebblebed Heath Week
Start: CP 1km east of Four Firs Crossroads on the road to Yettington
(OS 115, SY 041 861) 9 miles, 5 hours.
Leaving the car park to the south, we follow the line of the old Army Rifle Range, climbing through woodlands to Frying Pans and from there continue alongside Blackhill Quarry to our first trig point ‘Lympstone Common’ @ SY 026 854 which lies to the west of Blackhill House.
The second trig point is ‘Woodbury Common’@ SY 039 881 which entails a 4km walk northwards, skirting Castle Plantation and Woodbury Castle. The trig point is alongside the B3180. The final destination is the third trig point ‘Aylesbeare Common’ @ SY 055 900 which is located in the Aylesbeare Common Nature Reserve alongside the A3052. This is reached by walking across Woodbury Common and Hawkerland Valley via Canterbury Green, a distance of about 3.3km.
The last leg of our walk takes us down the Hawkerland Valley, over Colaton Raleigh Common and around Uphams Plantation to finish at the car park.
Walking boots or sturdy shoes will be essential to cope with the occasional bits of rough terrain. Appropriate clothing in case of hot/cold/wet/windy weather is required.
There are no obvious refreshment points on the walk so please bring a picnic.
Walk Leaders: Chris Buckland, 01395 444471 and Mike Paddison, 01395 446550