Shorts 5.5-6.0km. Hill of death is just after the first arrow (after the pub)...the bit before the contour lines all join together! To avoid, take a right at that junction and it's a gentler way down...then backtrack along the path and rejoin.
Longs (look away now if you don't want to see the route!)...'a good 10km', very muddy and very hilly. "A bit like one of Ken's winter hashes."
Parking. On the road next to The Boot is fine...or in The Boot carpark if you're having a drink/lunch after.