60 MIN – GRADE 1
This walk takes you from the waterfall car park via a stile into the lush green fields where sheep graze. Yellow way-marks guide you via other stiles and gates to the tree lined banks of a stream. Some of the oldest sessile oak trees in the park are on this walk. The base of a famine road can be discerned. A stroll through the well-managed pastures brings you to a field on to the road near the main bridge.
The remaining section of the walk is up the road. On your right is a dry-stone wall, no mortar was used, built during 2005. Much of the stone was re-claimed from the derelict wall and some was collected from the steams. Half-way along here is a seat built in to the wall that makes a good photo opportunity with the waterfall in he background.
The road leads uphill to the farm buildings which are still used so keep an eye out for sheep and their lamps in spring. The road becomes steeper as it follows the stream on the left which is a series of wonderful rock pools where some take a refreshing dip on hot days, there are picnic tables here. You could stop at the Water Garden on your left as you leave the farm-building road. This is a lovely spot to have a picnic.