and occasionally rides a bike.
A word of warning. The walk descriptions are not detailed enough to guide you - please take a map. The batteries never run out, and you always have a signal. Oh, And don't take left or right as gospel!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Lowick - Twywell - Slipton - Drayton Park - Lowick

6 miles - Thursday 17 March - with Barry, Eddie, Gordon and Maureen
Just under two and a half hours. Easy walking on tracks and minor roads - one section where hedge had been grubbed out and ditch dug was muddy.

Park by the old school in Lowick, take Lobbs Lane, then tracks up and across to meet a minor road leading to Twywell, to the right. Walk along this for about a mile to Twywell, then take another footpath to the left across fields  in Slipton, and down to the church which is separate from the rest of the village, walk through the churchyard, and after a short while through a gate and a private drive to a minor road leading up to Drayton House.

Drayton House  
Great house which Sir Simon Drayton was given a licence to crenellate in 1328. Additions were carried out during C15 and late C16. The house was remodelled during the early C18. Much of the west part of the house was rebuilt and the hall refronted in 1702 to designs by Talman.
Sheep, parkland, statues.

Click on the title of this post for an aerial view of Slipton, and an interactive aerial view of the whole area.

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