This stage is 15½ miles long with just 150 metres of climbing and 21 stiles, and is likely to take 6 hours, plus any breaks.
From The Cross pass the church and turn left up Wood Street.
Pass through Geddington Chase to Point A, 1½ miles, 30 minutes.
On entering Stanion, if you see the alleyway just before the road junction take it.
Point B, 3 miles, 1 hour, is where the path turns right opposite St Peter's Close.
After two footbridges the path takes you up to a stile at Point ba. After a few yards a tree at Point bb will come into view for you to aim for. Point bc is a stile. You are in Red Kite territory.
Point C, 5 miles, 1¾ hours, is Old Dry Lane, alongside the old mill The Matchbox.
Point D, 7 miles, 2½ hours.
Veer left off the track at Point E, 7¾ miles, 2¾ hours.
Point F, 9 miles, 3¼ hours, is the start of a lane.
There is no pub on this section. A likely picnic spot is the bench on Deenethorpe Green on your right up a few steps just after crossing Benefield Road.
Point G, 9¾ miles, 3½ hours.
After the road the path can become flooded, in which case it is possible to walk on the other side of the fence.
After Point H, 11 miles, 4 hours, you pass the teapot millenium obelisk.
You enter Bulwick over Ferrils Wood earthworks of a moated hunting lodge.
Now we follow Willow Brook for the rest of the walk.
After Point I, 13¼ miles, 5 hours, you pass close to Blatherwyke Church.
At Point ia turn left to swap to the other side of the hedge. The path comes out half way down Orchard Lane.
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|Point B: SP 91588685||Point ba: SP 92108657||Point bb: SP 92958624||Point bc: SP 93858574|
|Point C: SP 94478564||Point D: SP 95078857||Point E: SP 95388967||Point ea: SP 95059020|
|Point F: SP 96009124||Point G: SP 95689200||Point ga: SP 94659230||Point H: SP 94839276|
|Point ha: SP 95759354||Point I: SP 97339557||Point ia: SP 98409642||Finish: TL 00179707|