Blue Hill Walk (18-9-21)
This description of a walk to Blue Hill is the first of a series that will be published online in the months ahead.
Cropwell Bishop is an old village but still relatively small. Ancient rights-of-way lie all around us and no one living here is more than a few minutes away from them.
The aim of these articles is to give you the confidence to explore your surroundings on foot without fear of trespassing on private land – and without the need for an experienced local walker to accompany you.
You will be amazed by the variety of views on a short walk. They look even better than the photos below and so different from those through your car window.
These stories are your guide to the wonderful, real world on your doorstep – and it's all for free.
If you are viewing this page on an iPad, tablet or computer, you will probably see the pictures two abreast. If you are using a mobile phone, the pictures will appear in a single column in numerical order – ideal for walkers.
Take your phone with you on the walk and you will be able to continually refer to the route guide. It might be a good idea to download the page at home before you set off.
The numbers on the map, along the route, refer to the numbered photos below.
This first walk is almost 3 miles long and will take you about an hour.
I hope you enjoy it.