Weather - icy underfoot, which was better across fields than mud. The rain began to persist later in the walk. About five and a half miles.
From the village hall, down the track towards Kirby Hall, then just after the junction, follow footpath signs over a few fields, coming out near the recycling plant on Gretton (Brook) Road. Turn left and follow the road past the turning to Kirby Hall. Go as far as the deer-proof gate. Turn right along the footpath. We followed this for about half a mile, then turned right to visit the new bridge to Priors Hall, for a photo opp, and a snack break.
Across the fields, and down to the four-stile crossing with mud, and up to the metalled track leading back to Gretton.