Kelsall Parish Paths
A map and guide to the public rights of way in and around Kelsall with full details of six circular walks for you to enjoy is published by KADRAS and available at the Co-op, Wally Dutton's, Farmers Arms, Summertrees Tea Room, Willington Farm Shop and Mount Pleasant Gardens, price £2.00.
Walk 1: A 5km walk around the village starting at the Farmers Arms, looking at many of Kelsall's historic features including sandstones which are 200 million years old; roads which still retain their medieval characteristics and a 'lock up' for drunken quarrymen. There is also plenty to see of Kelsall's more recent past.
Walk 2:Starting at the Community Centre this 4km walk takes you through fields, almost to the village of Ashton, returning via Dog Lane, with 'watering holes' available in the village, before returning to your starting point.
Walk 3: Having started at The Oak, stiles and kissing gates take you in the direction of Oscroft across ancient common land, now Commons Farm, to reach Salters Brook, before returning to The Oak.
Walk 4: Climbing the '39 steps' is worth the effort for the beautiful views you enjoy at the top. You can then tread in the footsteps of Iron Age Britons who built Kels Fort before descending via 'Little Switzerland' to well earned refreshment.
Walk 5: This is the longest walk (8.5km) but can be made shorter. Leaving from the Community Centre, up Waste Lane (another historic common) and into Primrosehill Wood, and heading in the direction of the beautiful Tirley Garth House and gardens. Refreshments available at Summertrees Tea Room before descending the 39 steps.
Walk 6: Leaving the Farmers Arms head up Yeld Lane - like Waste Lane, once an area of common land - but now the home of Mount Pleasant Garden and Morrey's Nursery. Through Nettleford Wood, once part of the Norman forest of Mara et Mondrem, to reach Black Lake, and back to the Farmers Arms.