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Step 1: Welcome to Swaddywell Pit. The subject of two of John Clare’s poems and now a nature reserve. Please park in the area through the gate.
Step 2: You can find out more about Swaddywell and it’s links to John Clare on the Trust’s website www.Langdyke.org.uk/Swaddywell
Step 3: Walk through the pedestrian gate, closing it behind you. Sheep in the field! Follow the fence line, heading north.
Step 4: Turn through the sheep hurdles, closing them behind you.
Step 5: Even in winter there are still flowers to be found. This is bristly ox tongue, a common flower of rough grassland.
Step 6: And these are the dead stalks of creeping thistle. You can just make out the flower heads. They were pink when flowering!