COTTON DELL STROLL

 

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Degree of difficulty :- Easy ( Pushchair friendly )

 

 

Length :- 1.5 miles ( approx ) Approx time :- up to 1 hour.

 

 

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Start at Oakamoor Car Park (Public Toilets), opposite the Admiral Jervis Inn

 

Cross the park over the river bridge, bear left, until you reach the Cricketers Arms.

 

Turn right, stay on footpath, past bus shelter, cross the B5417 opposite old filling station.

 

Head up the track to Cotton Dell.

 

Continue past the houses into the Nature Reserve through a gate ( usually open ).

 

The track crosses a bridge over the Dell Stream.

 

Continue up the track past a concrete footbridge on the right.

 

You will reach a junction, take the right fork, (yellow arrow) follow the stream.

 

In about 100 metres the stream meanders to your right.

 

There is a seat here, we call it Trixie’s Island, this is the limit for pushchairs.

 

The footpath narrows, continue until you see a signpost near the second footbridge.

 

Continue straight on, following the stream.

 

Cross another bridge and continue until you see a marker post with a yellow top.

 

This is the limit of the walk.

 

Retrace your steps back to Oakamoor.

 

 

ITEMS OF INTEREST

 

 

Keep a lookout for wildlife:- Foxes, Badgers, Woodpeckers, Jays, Heron, Dippers,Wagtails, Tawny Owls,

Buzzards, Sparrowhawk, Wood Pigeon,Frogspawn, Butterflies & Moths.

 

Spot some Trees:- Beech, Ash, Oak, Elder, Spruce, Silver Birch, Scots Pine.