A winter walk at Kings Cliffe
Wrap up warm and put on your boots! Join Charles Tomalin for a guided walk to some of the village's wild places including Millennium Wood and the Old Railway line
Kings Cliffe Wildplaces
Sunday 27th February
10:30 - 12:30
Kings Cliffe has always been one of the most important village settlements in Rockingham Forest with a tradition of wood turning and carving. In recent years the Wildplaces group of volunteers has re-vitalised many sites around the village, creating open public spaces and managing them for biodiversity.
Charles will take us to Millennium Wood, a 10-acre woodland planted just over 20 years ago. Owned by the Woodland Trust the local community has been intimately involved in planting and managing the wood which has already developed into a wonderful area, with abundant wildlife. We will see the Village Field, the Common and Kings Cliffe Meadow and appreciate the work that has produced such a varied mosaic of habitats.
A highlight of the walk will be the old disused railway line which, through the energetic determination of the group, has been opened up for walkers, linking Apethorpe to Fineshade Wood.
After the walk you may feel you need refreshment or even Sunday lunch - the Cross Keys Inn in the village will be the ideal place.
Meet at Kings Cliffe Active, the sports facility on the north of the village where there is lots of free parking.
KCAis off Station Rd (PE8 6YH) .
Distance: approx 1.5 miles or 2km. Various walking surfaces, but could well be muddy. Access to the railway line involves using some steep steps with a handrail.