Burton Dassett Hills Country Park
This country park is 2 miles away from the cottages, making it a great place to walk or drive to.
The site comprises a series of rugged unspoilt hilltops affording spectacular views in all directions.
Opened as a country park in 1971, the 100 acre site contains a wealth of historical interest such as the prominent beacon which can be seen from the cottages, quarry remains and the nearby truly beautiful 12th Century All Saints Church.
It is a superb place for walking, flying a kite or just sitting in your car, the magnificent views from these hills are breathtaking.
There is normally a ice cream van at the top in the summer and nice well maintained toilets.
Walking route… 2miles Walk straight down the village past the telephone box. Walk for about 1 1/2 miles and up and over a red brick railway bridge. You will come to a T junction in the road. Walk straight on up the road called stoney bump you see why we call it that when you get there and past Granslet Farm. The Burton Dassett Hills are straight a head.
Walking and driving route.. 2 1/2 miles Drive down the village past the phone box, over the red railway bridge and then right to Northend. Drive through the village until you find the Red lion Pub (cv47 2tJ tel 01295 770224). This is a great place to park, just remember to buy a drink on your way back. Then walk upwards toward top street and you will see a small path up to the hills as the road turns sharp left.
Driving, but also great cycling or running route 6 miles. Drive down the village past the phone box, over the red railway bridge and then right to Northend. Drive through the village and past the Red lion Pub (cv47 2tJ tel 01295 770224), round a very sharp left hand bend. Left at the t junction and then over the cattle grid. Parking is £2.00