Mel, Norma, Ian P, Barry O, Gordon, Maureen, Jill, and me. 8.6 miles (ish) Sunny, warm, dry underfoot.
From Whitwell - Sykes Lane - footpath across side of dam to Empingham - through village, past pub, turn left - take second footpath (with seat!)
over fields to Horn Mill trout hatchery - alongside spinney etc to Fort Henry Lake - turn left follow road alongside Tunneley Wood, turn left along Viking Way, take footpath before cemetery, into Exton via Dairy Lane, turn left along Stamford Rd. Cross road at T-junction and follow signed footpath through several fields, emerge at Noel Arms, Whitwell. There we found this magnificent commemorative plaque:
We braved the main road crossing and walked along Church Lane etc to car park.
Lunch at Harbour Cafe Whitwell.
Link to map etc