This is a lovely short walk starting at Wick Village Hall, the route heads through the still active workings of Wick Quarry, circling around the quarry along Cleeve Lane, returning via Golden Valley, the site of the ruins of the old Golden Valley Ochre Works.
Ochre is a pigment used in the production of dyes And paints, in Golden Valley the ochre is red, but it can be found in a variety of colours.
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Start point & Free parking at Wick village hall, next to the Rose & Crown pub map ref N51° 27’ 9.1 W2° 25’ 39.4 just copy and paste into google maps or click the link below it will take you straight to the car park.
Points of interest on route:
The Folly Arch
Raven Rock's Viewpoint
Site of the Golden Valley Ochre Works
Places to stop for refreshments on route:
Rose & Crown pub.
Good paths and tracks that stay mainly mud free even in winter, short sections of quiet country roads.
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