Half Day + Walk

DISTANCE/DURATION: 5.6 miles (4.2km) 3 hours.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Service bus 361 at Slade Cross (A477).
CHARACTER: Woodland walking beside estuary, quiet roads and active farmland
LOOK OUT FOR: Boat house ruins at head of Mill Bay. Superb views of estuary
CAUTION: Permissive path between A-C and B-D on map will be closed for shooting during December and January.

The route offers a variety of views and ‘atmospheres’. From the quiet roads around the old village of Cosheston you can see good examples of the medieval ‘stripfields’.

The arched stone bridge over the stream that runs into Mill Bay is new (built by National Park Wardens in 2005), and the old ruin at the head of the bay is the boat house associated with Cosheston Hall.

The eastern side of the route is over farmland that may well have lots of livestock, so please keep your dogs under close control.

Find this walk

Grid ref: SN008045


  • Enjoy the countryside and respect its life and work
  • Guard against all risk of fire
  • Leave gates and property as you find them
  • Keep your dogs under close control
  • Keep to public paths across farmland
  • Take your litter home