We start this walk at Anston Parish Hall in the village of Anston.
Anston Stones wood supports a variety of habitats, including woodland, the majority of which is also designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), calcareous grassland, scrub and wetland. The woodland is the second best example of limestone woodland in South Yorkshire.
The limestone grassland within the woods are also of botanical importance. There is also a Geological Trail with good examples of limestone gorges, supporting a variety of rare plants and animals.
Dead Man’s cave is reached via the walkway to the gorge, this cave excavated in the 1960’s revealed ancient flint tools from the ice age and animal bones from animals such reindeer and hyena.
This walk is currently very muddy so be prepared with spare shoes and gaiters if you have them!
A table can been reserved at The Green Bean Coffee Shop and Bistro just up the road, for anyone who would like lunch after the walk.
Distance: 3 miles
Lowest 233ft Highest 348ft
Total ascent 370ft
There are some steep steps.
LATE CANCELLATION POLICY: Sherwood Nordic Walking has a late cancellation policy whereby a cancellation fee will be retained for any walks cancelled within 12 hours of the start of the walk (approximately 60p). A full refund will be issued up until this time but will be dependent on the cancelling client making contact with Tracy before cancelling.
Please let me know if you or anyone in your household develops symptoms that could be COVID-19 before you come on the walk so that I may cancel your place and issue your refund.
Also please let me know if you test positive at any time after the walk so that I may provide participant details for Test and Trace purposes.