Saturday Plan

Departure and Travel

Remember to pick up your packed lunch! We leave the hotel after breakfast at 0900 and drive to the Whiteways car park. We hope to be walking by 0930.

The Walk

Although the walk is a little over 5 miles, it is not demanding. We start by walking through the forest, climbing almost imperceptibly. We then rise, still gently, to the top of the escarpment, which we follow for a considerable distance. If the weather is clear we will have extensive views both to north and to south. Finally we descend, again gently, to the car park. Click for a map of the walk.

There is a possible shortcut which takes about a mile off and reduces the ascent. We have not walked it, but it looks easy to follow.


We will have packed lunches, and there is a picnic area next to the car park. There is also a café where hot drinks are available.

The Afternoon

We have made no specific plans for Saturday afternoon. You can find ideas by clicking the Afternoons button.


Dinner will be at 1900.

Whiteways by Simon Carey

Cycle Track through Houghton Forest
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