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Stage 14 - Vaudey Abbey to Duddington




30 km / 18.6 miles

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248 Bourne & Heckington, 247 Grantham, 234 Rutland Water



7.5 - 8 hours average time based on Naismith’s rule

Total ascent   330m
Total descent   325m

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From Vaudey Abbey continue through Grimstone Park to mostly follow the Rutland Round, the Hereward Way and the Jurassic Way. It passes through the Roman village of Great Casterton, medieval villages of Pickworth, Ketton and Duddington. The way is easy going, the odd small hill but with mostly only slight undulating terrain.






Walk Description :


stage 14 photo1 - From Vaudey Abbey continue up Chestnut Avenue and after passing buildings on the right take the grass track diagonally right - Park Lane to arrive at a road. Turn left and left again down Station Road, and after crossing the stream turn right to briefly follow the course of the stream. The road will bear right, go straight ahead to reach a wider track and then bear left to pass over an old railway line and underneath power lines to reach a road. Carry straight on to follow the road over the bridge that crosses the lake at Holywell. Turn left to Mill Farm, and right and right at the road junction signed Pickworth.




stage 14 photo2 - Ignore the next road junction past the Rutland boundary sign. Then take the next left to walk through Great Wood, ignore paths off to the left and as the track bears right continue ahead to then follow the field boundary to pass Lodge Farm and the road at Pickworth.


3 - At the road turn left and then the footpath right before the church and follow the Rutland Round path and road to Great Casterton. At Great Casterton cross over the main road to Water Lane and after crossing the A1 take the footpath right to Ingthorpe Farm. Eventually cross over the A606 into fields, turn right down the track to the footpath crossing with the Macmillan Way. Turn left taking the Herewood Way to Ketton passing through the quarry en-route.







stage 14 photo4 - At Ketton turn right onto the main road. At the monument turn left into Red Miles Lane and the footpath right between the houses. At the road turn left past the Railway Pub and church. Continue over the bridge and left into Aldgate, take the footpath right to Geeston. Cross over the Railway line and turn right on Geeston Road. At the junction head across the main road and on the right corner carry straight on footpath signed Jurassic Way ( Keeton village boundary stone on left ).


5 - Follow the Jurassic Way passing Ticksover Grange to arrive at Duddington village.


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