We did this walk in reverse , with one minor variation, on June 20th 2011.
|It's beginning to look like autumn - Fort Henry Lake|
|From the fields to the road into Exton.|
It was warm enough for a pleasant snack break at this point.
Then we headed off to the right beyond Lower Lake, in a southerly direction. Again the path is clearly marked and easy to follow. It goes over fields, crosses a bridge, and goes through more fields, before coming out near the trout hatchery at Horn Mill.
We crossed the road here, into a field - there's a stile with steps, but the gate was usable today. The path goes over to the corner - more stiles, through a spinney and along a field edge, then across a couple more fields - clearly waymarked all along. Finally it runs along to the left of Warren Spinney, then meets the road into Empingham. At this point there is a convenient bench.
The road runs downhill to the main street of Empingham, meeting it just opposite Church Street. We turned right and walked past the White Horse before crossing the A 606 into the Nook.
We followed the path along a grassy track between houses, then over fields and through another wooded area. Then it was uphill to the dam, along through the Sykes Lane parking area, and round the reservoir track to Whitwell.
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