21. Haddon Hill ⇨  Bury ⇨  Wimbleball Lake 11 miles 2018:06:13

The 11 mile walk starts at the car park on Haddon Hill

Panorama: Wimbleball Lake from the car park at Haddon Hill.

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Panorama of the view from the top of Haddon Hill - Hadborough at the start of the walk.

...After Haddon Hill we headed down a sunken lane lined with old trees, to Bury

The old pack horse bridge at Bury. Thought to be medieval.

...We then turned right to follow the river Haddeo, following Lady Harriet Acland's Drive on the left bank of the river until we arrived at Hartford

The Trout Farm at Hartford

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The Trout Farm at Hartford

...From Hartford we followed a lane beside the Pulham river, and then took a forest track that runs in parallel to the lane before rejoining it, and then following a bridleway that continues alongside the Pulham River.

Bridge over the Pulham River

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Panorama of a wooded valley at Venn

...This path brought us out close to the activities centre for Wimbleball Lake, and we headed for the dam

Panorama of Wimbleball Lake Reservoir.

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Foxgloves on a bank above the path

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Water being released from the dam for the Wimbleball reservoir

...Once over the dam we turned left and followed the road up the hill, and then the signposted track to the left until it rejoined the road and turned right, before turning left up a small lane.

The tower is all that is left of the fourteenth century church of St James. The rest was demolished in 1861

...We then turned right through the forestry gate to walk through Britannia's Shield plantation - lots of deer footprints here. After we arrived back at the road we turned left and then took the first style back onto Haddon Hill, and back to the car park. Some of us continued on to the trig point again to see if the views had improved.

Panorama of the view from the top of Haddon Hill - Hadborough at the end of the walk when the view had imporved slightly

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