There is not much to distinguish it from other phone boxes at first glance but closer examination will reveal it was set there by BT to mark the centre of Great Britain. Walk back towards the bridge and turn right onto a tarmac track just past Puddleducks Café.
Follow this as it leads across fields to reach a row of cottages.
Keep ahead on a path as it enters woods. After 50yds turn right onto a footpath
as it climbs a steep embankment to reach pastures. Confronted with a huge field
bear slightly left aiming for a row of telephone poles and follow these towards a farm, Beatrix. Cross a stile by a wall and then turn left on the farm drive.
After passing the main complex the drive bends right. Immediately after this turn left
onto a footpath leading into pasture. Cross to a fence to the left and then follow this for 700yds on a well waymarked path
to Oxenhurst Clough a deep wooded valley. Cross the stream
and climb up
through trees on the far side. After a kissing gate
keep ahead over rough pasture following a fence to the right. The path meets a farm track at a metal gate. Turn left onto the track.
This leads at first to
The Hey and then continues to Burn House.
After Burn House the farm drive turns sharply right. On the corner immediately after a metal gate with no real clue to assist you cross a broad field
bearing slightly left from the drive aiming for the lower of two conifer plantations. As you reach the wall before it cross a stile
and follow a waymarked path
to the far side. Close to a wind turbine
now aim to the right of another conifer plantation which will bring you to a fence on the right leading to a ladder stile. Cross a track to a stile and then following a fence on the left cross a stile
to the next field. Here aim for a rooftop to the right. This will bring you to Back Lane in front of holiday cottages at Laythams. Turn left. After 350yds turn left
onto a bridleway.
As you near the house go through a gate on the right which soon leads onto the open fell. After crossing a stream the track swings right
and then keeping parallel to a wall on the right
reaches open access land. Keep on the track through a gate and then follow it as it turns sharply left to follow a spur taking you to the top of Wisket Hill.
As the track levels out a wall comes into sight before you. The track swings to the right to eventually converges with the wall and another bridleway coming up from the Hornby Road. Go through the wall at a gate and follow the track in the direction of Whitendale (indicated by a signpost).
This leads across very peaty ground
and then in 600yds commences the descent to Whitendale gently and first and then more steeply.
As you reach the farm go through the main complex to reach the farm road. Turn left.
After a mile the way arrives at the junction of Whitendale and Brennand Valley with the waterworks. After Bishops House and its trees continue for 700yds to a footbridge on the left. Cross this and quickly pick up the path back to Dunsop Bridge.