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Walks from Season Four - Daneshill Lakes
A lovely easy walk around the Daneshill Lakes Local Nature Reserve, created in the 1980s by reclaiming old gravel pits. See how nature transformed an indstrial site to a place of beauty and wonder.

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Walk Info
2¾ miles (4.4 km)
Minimum time
1 hour
Total ascent
58 ft (17.7m)
Level of difficulty
Well defined footpaths
3 gates/stiles
Grid SK 66895 86505
Keep on leads
Lakes Car Park
Public Transport
None on route
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Route Directions

  • Park at the Daneshill Lakes car park, and with the road behind you, walk towards the nearby lake.

  • Bear left and head towards the large information board and map.

  • Continue down the wide path until the path forks in two, and tunr right.

  • The main lake will be on your left and here you might be able to see people undertaking various watersports on it.

  • Continue on the path until it turns to the left to follow the lake.

  • On the right on the other side of the fence is the East Coast Main Line railway tracks.

  • Continue to follow the path as it turns again to the left to follow the lake.

  • Here, there's some marshy areas on the right too, behind the trees and bushes.

  • The path does a double bend and follows the lake back to the fork in the path you saw earlier.  Carry on back to the car park.

  • You could end the walk here, but you'll miss out on the main section of wildlife around the northern lake.  Leave the car park via the path and cross over the main road.

  • Join the clear path into the wooded area and follow the path until it crosses a water drain via a footbridge.

  • Turn left here, and follow the clear path around the way around the northern lake - watching out for wildlife on the way.

  • Eventually, the path splits in two, and here you take the left turn back over the water drain via another footbridge.

  • Follow the clear path through the wood back to the road.

  • Cross over the road and head back to the car park.

Relevant Links

For information about the clothing Andrew has been wearing in season four, click here.

For more information about the facilities and events at Daneshill Lakes, the Wildlife Trust's website is the place to visit.

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