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Here is Paul’s tenth walk in his monthly column.

This month his destination is Cottingham Parks.

Maps:-        EXPLORER 293
Start at GR. 051327  Cottingham Railway Station.
Distance 5.0 Miles.

Leave the station car park and turn left to walk alongside the track in a northerly direction to reach Northgate. Turn left and then cross the road at a safe point and locate Mill Beck Lane (not to be confused with Mill House Woods Lane) Turn right into Mill Beck Lane to the junction with Lawson Avenue.

At this point locate a path alongside the beck and follow this to emerge at playing fields. Walk across this field with the hedge on your right and head for a group of trees, cross a footbridge into a second field and continue in a northerly direction. Eventually this path doubles back to the right to reach a footbridge.

Cross this footbridge and immediately turn left to reach a road leading to the power station. Turn right on reaching this road and walk towards the power station. On nearing the perimeter fence, turn left and follow the surfaced road round the power station.

Take the farm road on the left and pass between fields of stored caravans and follow this road as it twists its way to Poplar Farm. On reaching the farm turn left and locate a path on the left and continue on this path heading south with the hedge on your right.

Follow this path to Burn Park Farm. On reaching the farm walk along the farm road heading towards Cottingham passing Burn Park Cottages and several Market Gardens.
This road eventually meets Northgate where turning left leads back to the Railway Station car park.


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