A walk through the villages of Repton, Foremark and Milton and the countryside in between.
This is circular walk of approx 6.5 miles (10.4km).
Repton has been described as ‘one of the most ancientplaces in all of England’ and its place in history is significant.
One time Capital of Mercia, a monastery was founded around AD653 following the arrival of Christianity in Mercia. Under St Wystan's Church is a unique Saxon Mausoleum: one of the most important surviving pieces of Saxon architecture, this burial place of Mercian Kings dates from c750 AD and became a well known place of pilgrimage.
The village was the site of a bloody battle and razed to the ground by marauding Vikings in AD 874. The Church of St. Wystan is a very fine survivor of a 9th century Saxon abbey and its 212 ft spire a land mark for miles around.
Sturdy footwear, appropriate clothing for the weather and something to drink are advisable.
Meet at 1pm by the Cross (photo above)
Postcode for SatNav - DE65 6ZH
Grid ref: SK[masked]
For anyone that doesn't, or prefers not to drive https://www.trentbarton.co.uk/services/villager
As with any DS event, all those taking part in a walk are responsible for their own safety at all times.