RV at SP846899 map sheet 141.
Walking from Duddington at SK988004 to the RV at Cottingham church.
Distance about 18 miles (28km).
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This leg takes you along the southern escarpment of the Welland valley with some really stunning views on a nice day, along past Rockingham Castle, once a base for King John.
Car parking in Cottingham is at a dead end by the church. There is room for several cars but care needs to be taken to avoid inconveniencing the local inhabitants.
From Duddington, head south into the woods up the well-defined track. After about a
kilometre there is another well-defined track running
Leave Laxton on the Harringworth road heading west. At about one kilometre a footpath
is available that just clips the end of the wood to your front looking
At the edge of the village you will pick up a metalled track that leads to a road and
down through the village to a
The footpath now runs southwest almost straight towards Rockingham castle, perched as it is on the very edge of the escarpment after about four kilometres.
Once at the main road (A6003) turn right and walk down hill and just past the pub a short path cuts the corner across the back of the village to the Rockingham/Cottingham road (B670) and then left for about 2 kilometres to the RV for the leg.