Walk distance: about 3 miles
Difficulty: Easy- moderate (all on a well trodden path)
Pub stop: No
Starting point: Felley Mill Lane
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Felley Mill is a walk in Underwood, just north of Nottinghamshire. Despite this walk only been a few minutes from (and even crossing over) the M1, it boats views of uninterrupted countryside and dogs can be off the lead for pretty much the entire route. The landscape was also major inspiration for both Lord Byron and DH Lawrence.
Take the turning for Underwood from the M1 and turn right when you reach the roundabout. Follow the A608 all the way down until you reach Felley Mill Road on the left (it is just by the bus stop). Follow this lane all the way down and you will find other cars parked on the right hand side- park up anywhere along here (free of charge).
From here walk to the end of the lane, passing Felley Farm on your right. Continue ahead on the bridleway and bear left up the hill.
Follow this track passing America Farm and crossing the M1. After crossing the motorway bridge, carry on walking down until you reach a turning on the right, and continue along this path. Do note that when you get to this point this is a road (albeit not very busy) so you may want to keep your dog on a lead.
Keep following the path round until it bears round to the right and crosses under the M1 through a tunnel.
Continue walking in a straight line (ignoring any other turn offs) until the track comes back to a field path. There are great views here over Underwood and a few benches which are great for stopping points.
Keep following this path round and you will come back to the same point you turned off at the start of the walk. Follow the track back down to Felley Farm and you will have returned back to Felley Mill Lane.