Continue along the footpath…If you’re walking in Spring, keep your eyes peeled for Cowslips!
|You reach a gate at the end of the footpath, turn left and you will be on the Northern Cross Valley Way. (Point 2 on the map)|
|Continue to walk along the Northern Cross Valley Way…|
|You will cross the East Arm of the River Windrush|
|As you near Ducklington you will reach a crossroads. Turn left and walk down the Windrush Path. (Point 3 on the map)|
|Follow the Windrush Path along the edges of the River Windrush…|
|As you approach Hardwick, there's a kissing gate. Go through the gate and take the footpath across the field. (Point 4 on the map)|
|You follow the footpath around Founders Lake and then Brasenose Two Lake|
|The path then crosses the East Arm of the River Windrush and takes you towards Tar Lakes.|
|Tar Lakes consists of multiple lakes and ponds created as part of the restoration work that occurred after gravel extraction.|
|Catch a glance of Rushy Common Nature Reserve through the viewing gaps along the footpath back to the car park.|
This route is around 5 miles and you should allow 2 – 2.5 hours to complete it.