print these instructions and the accompanying map to enjoy the walk - points
of interest are included within the directions.
The walk starts in Bubbenhall Village. There is no public
car park, but you can find plenty of on-street parking or park in the
village hall car park or one of the pub car parks, as long as you check
with the owners.
From the village hall:
Walk back up the road past the Malt Shovel pub.
Notice the timber framed building on your right and Victorian
cottages on your left. The difference in style and age of these buildings
suggests how the village has developed over a long period of time.
|The Three Horseshoes pub
Turn left up Spring Lane, walk to the Three Horseshoes.
This is where you start the walk if you have travelled
Cross the road into Pit Hill and walk up the lane to the main road
(ignore the two footpaths to your right). Cross over the main road (taking
care) and walk up the track that has the sign outside for Glebe Farm.
The name Pit Hill suggests there has been some sort of
digging on this site for many hundreds of years and hints at the wealth
of deposits just under the surface in this area. In the present day gravel
and sand are quarried here.
Look carefully and you'll see badger setts on the way
up this track. Badgers prosper in this area because it is a habitat mosaic
of farmland and woodland, offering shelter and a mixture of feeding opportunities.
Some of the woodlands here do not have public access and so the badgers
can live undisturbed.