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Photographer: Brian Horisk/AdventureArt, Fife, Scotland

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This is a level circular walk from the Visitor Centre in Hinchingbrooke Country Park. There are about 10 seats and benches along the walk but they are not at regular intervals.The car park is at Ordnance Survey Grid Reference TL221718

Surveyed by: . Fieldfare, October 2008 (Autumn)
Accessibility Rating: 2More Information
Distance: 1.3 km

Public Transport: No
Car Park: No
Steps: No
Barriers: No
Toilets: No
The car park for the Country Park has a number of bays that are entered under the height barriers. The surface is compacted stone and generally level and even.
The OS Grid reference for the car park is TL221718.

CarPark The car park for the Country Park has a number of bays that are entered under the height barriers. The surface is compacted stone and generally level and even. The OS Grid reference for the car park is TL221718.

From the parking bays there is a path that leads down to the countryside centre.

Direction From the parking bays there is a path that leads down to the countryside centre.

The path runs down a gentle slope to the direction signs and information board where this walk starts.

Start The path runs down a gentle slope to the direction signs and information board where this walk starts.

An information board given details of the paths and activities available in Hinchingbrooke Country Park.

Information An information board given details of the paths and activities available in Hinchingbrooke Country Park.

The path to the countryside centre and the circular walk crosses the access road used by vehicles.

Path The path to the countryside centre and the circular walk crosses the access road used by vehicles.

The surface of the path is crushed stone that is well compacted and provides a firm and even surface. The path may be indistinct under the shade of the trees and with leaves covering it surface.

Surface The surface of the path is crushed stone that is well compacted and provides a firm and even surface. The path may be indistinct under the shade of the trees and with leaves covering it surface.

The path is wide enough for two people to walk side by side throughout its length

Width The path is wide enough for two people to walk side by side throughout its length

 

Path

Signs are provided to direct people to and from the car park.

Direction Signs are provided to direct people to and from the car park.

 

Path

As the path comes to the open meadow its surface changes. It is firm and sealed with little or no loose material on top. This is the nature of the surface over most of the circuit.

Turn left on this path towards the countryside centre.

Surface As the path comes to the open meadow its surface changes. It is firm and sealed with little or no loose material on top. This is the nature of the surface over most of the circuit. Turn left on this path towards the countryside centre.

The countryside centre has displays and information for visitors.

Visitor Centre The countryside centre has displays and information for visitors.

The path passes the front of the countryside centre.

Accessible toilets The path passes the front of the countryside centre.

The path is wide enough for two people to walk side by side throughout.

Width The path is wide enough for two people to walk side by side throughout.

There are about 10 seats and benches along the walk but they are not at regular intervals

Seat There are about 10 seats and benches along the walk but they are not at regular intervals

Keep following the circuit by taking the path to the right.

Direction Keep following the circuit by taking the path to the right.

A low bench is available as a rest point.

Seat A low bench is available as a rest point.

 

Path

 

Path

There may be a few overhanging branches where the path passes under the trees.

Clearance There may be a few overhanging branches where the path passes under the trees.

Keep following the circuit by taking the path to the right.

Direction Keep following the circuit by taking the path to the right.

 

Path

 

Path

There may be a little mud on the path in places making it slippery when wet and less easy to see the edge.

Surface There may be a little mud on the path in places making it slippery when wet and less easy to see the edge.

A seat has been carved out of a fallen tree

Seat A seat has been carved out of a fallen tree

 

Path

The walk provides views over the open meadow.

View The walk provides views over the open meadow.

 

Path

Keep following the circuit by taking the path to the right.

Direction Keep following the circuit by taking the path to the right.

There is a short path of crushed stone to a hide overlooking one of the ponds.

Direction There is a short path of crushed stone to a hide overlooking one of the ponds.

The hide has a low seat and space for a wheelchair user to get close to the viewing window.

Bird Hide The hide has a low seat and space for a wheelchair user to get close to the viewing window.

Views of the reeds and open water are available from the hide.

Bird Hide Views of the reeds and open water are available from the hide.

A bench and seat are available soon after the hide but a few metres from the path.

Seat A bench and seat are available soon after the hide but a few metres from the path.

Views of the other open water areas can be had from the path.

View Views of the other open water areas can be had from the path.

 

Path

Some of the seats are easily accessible from the path.

Seat Some of the seats are easily accessible from the path.

Some of the seats are easily accessible from the path.

Seat Some of the seats are easily accessible from the path.

Keep following the circuit by taking the path to the right.

Direction Keep following the circuit by taking the path to the right.

The crushed stone path is less well compacted but provides access towards another open pond.

View The crushed stone path is less well compacted but provides access towards another open pond.

There is a gradient of about 8% (1:12) on this part of the path

Gradient There is a gradient of about 8% (1:12) on this part of the path

 

Path

Another bench provides a rest point on this short rise towards the woodland.

Seat Another bench provides a rest point on this short rise towards the woodland.

There is a gradient of 10% (1:10) for about 5m as the path enters the wood.

Gradient There is a gradient of 10% (1:10) for about 5m as the path enters the wood.

In the woodland there may be leaves covering the path which may be slippery when wet.

Keep following the circuit by taking the path to the right.

Surface In the woodland there may be leaves covering the path which may be slippery when wet. Keep following the circuit by taking the path to the right.

 

Path

 

Path

Views over the meadow are available through the trees.

View Views over the meadow are available through the trees.

There is a cross gradient of about 6% (1:17) for about 30m along this section of path.

Gradient There is a cross gradient of about 6% (1:17) for about 30m along this section of path.

There are a few places where the surface is not completely compacted and it may be a little loose on top.

Surface There are a few places where the surface is not completely compacted and it may be a little loose on top.

 

Path

 

Path

Leaves may obscure the edges of the path especially in autumn

Path Leaves may obscure the edges of the path especially in autumn

Keep following the circuit by taking the path to the right.

Direction Keep following the circuit by taking the path to the right.

Passing the cafe on your left as you leave the woodland the countryside centre comes into view.

Path Passing the cafe on your left as you leave the woodland the countryside centre comes into view.

Follow the path in front of the cafe to return to the path back to the car park.

End Follow the path in front of the cafe to return to the path back to the car park.

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Visitor Centre
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