Carry on along a cut path through long grass and, just before Hole House, take a step stile over the wall, now on your left.
Drill a clearance hole for a new threaded rivet (same diameter as rivet) through the inner face of the door stile .
Once, a cattle trough had been set up right next to the stile we had to climb to reach the only footbridge over a small river.
Keep to the right of a small brook and climb steps to reach a stile at the top end of the woodland.
Swing right from the stile and climb the grass bank before bearing left and crossing further stiles to follow a path through woodland.
It is an offence for a landowner to obstruct a public right of way, and the placing of a new stile , gate or fence can amount to an obstruction, unless it is a replacement of what previously existed.
Cross the stile and continue along the grassy track with the fence on the right until a wall step stile is reached.
Climb a fence stile at the top of the ridge and the summit of Sour Howes lies ahead.
I climbed a stile , stepped onto uneven turf and followed what I thought must be the route of the footpath I identified.
Eventually, we reached a stile that allowed access over the wall to the fields of the Dyer farm.