We set off from Sibbertoft, opposite the church.
|An easy to miss footpath sign!|
|Looking back up the slippery slope|
|That a way?|
There's a large farm/ hall(?) with good views over the countryside. East Farndon is on a hill.
|View of the church and part of the village from the disused pits/ earthworks. The signpost shows the loop of the Jurassic Way here.|
|Just in time for coffee!|
|The cows were lying down peacefully right next to the gate we had to use. Curious, but not too curious.|
We returned to walk along the Oxenden Road, then made another detour towards the deserted medieval village of Little Oxenden - it's supposed to be a superb site, and we could see a few bumps and hollows, but we wanted to get on, so we may not have gone far enough. Another day?
We followed the road into Great Oxenden, taking a path to the left, parallel to the road. This brought us out right where we wanted to be, opposite The George, where we stopped for lunch. We sat outside, under shelter which had been erected for the Jubilee, and ate to the sound of the one heavy shower of the walk.
We turned right out of the pub, then took the footpath to the right just before this house name post. We walked over the Great Oxenden Tunnel on the Brampton Valley Way and walked through a short patch of woodland, and then fields.
We passed a farm called Waterloo Lodge, and crossed the road to the farm.
From here we continued to follow the path until we came to a T junction with another path - there's bench half hidden in the vegetation here. We turned left and followed the path until it became a wider track and swung round into Braybrooke.
Map and details
|A previous visit to Braybrooke - April 2009|