January 22 2005
I have made this revised Cressex to Adams Park map after rewalking the route...
There doesn't seem to be a starting point to Cressex business Park but with so many business parks - open-to-road company car parks and roadside parking seems possible almost everywhere - once you have parked up, find your way to Halifax Rd. as this seems as good a place as any to start walking from !
The entrance to the narrow turning into Halifax Road is marked by a row of bollards on both sides. Pass by the "Booker Cash and Carry", [100m] - the first footpath is on the right [50m long, tarmacadamed and lit]
Exit into residential Rutland Ave., turn left [50m] to end of road. Cross busy New Road (A4010), turn right into Youens Rd. [50m] on left. Sweep down and dogleg up to junction with Highfield Ave. [200m] - take footpath [200m long, level, tarmacadamed but unlit]
At Highwood Ave. take right fork [25m] steeply descending between trees and houses. Exit into Arundel Rd. Turn left down Carisbrooke Rd. to junction with Warwick Ave. [200m] then left into Lane End Rd. [50m] and right to Hillbottom Rd. roundabout [100m] - left into Hillbottom Rd. to Adams Park at the far end of the industrial estate [500m].
The distance seems to be 2000m approx or a country mile - 20mins [!] -- The route now has way-marked lamp-posts along the whole way [a single/double band of diagonal yellow/black safety tape].
The return trip in the winter darkness may be fun. If you do not want to brave the unlit footpath between Arundel Rd. and Highfield Ave., walk from the ground to New Rd. via Hillbottom Rd. and continuing straight on (rather than turning right) at Lane End Rd. Turn right into New Rd. at the Hourglass roundabout and proceed up the hill.