GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Rockingham Forest

5 miles (8.1 km)

A lovely walk from King's Cliffe to Barrowden through the ancient woodland of Rockingham Forest.
The walk starts in the village of King's Cliffe and picks up a section of the Jurassic Way long distance trail to take you through Westhay Woods in Fineshade Woods. The woods have miles of good cycling and walking trails and are popular with bird watchers looking out for red kites. You can also see nightingale, nightjar, woodcock, grasshopper warbler, tree pipit, marsh and willow tits.
The route then leaves Fineshade and continues west through Wakerley Woods. Here you can look out for deer on the Deer Park Trail where you will also pass two Bronze age burial cairns.
The final section takes you over the River Welland and into the village of Barrowden.
To extend the walk you can contiue along the Jurassic Way through Harringworth and Gretton to Rockingham Castle. Here you can enjoy a pleasant stroll around the castle grounds and find out more about the history of the area.

Rockingham Forest Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

The Cross Keys - geograph.org.uk - 1227977

King's Cliffe

Jurassic Way through Fineshade Wood - geograph.org.uk - 261560

Jurassic Way through Fineshade Wood

Wildlife Hide, Fineshade Wood - geograph.org.uk - 261574

Wildlife Hide, Fineshade Wood

View from the wildlife hide, Fineshade Wood - geograph.org.uk - 261581

View from the wildlife hide, Fineshade Wood

Unnamed brook near Fineshades Wood - geograph.org.uk - 1740830

Unnamed brook near Fineshades Wood

The Jurassic Way through Wakerley Great wood - geograph.org.uk - 1740902

The Jurassic Way through Wakerley Great wood

Wakerly Woods - geograph.org.uk - 1752167

Wakerly Woods

Barrowden Mill Pond - geograph.org.uk - 1724747

Barrowden Mill Pond

GPS Files

GPX File

Rockingham Forest.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Rockingham Forest.mmo (right click - 'Save As')

Map