Mon, 2013 Apr 8 9:39 AM Western European Time
Led by Barry, with Maureen, Gordon , Eddie and me. Fine, no sun, coldish, not very hilly, dry underfoot. Just over 6 miles.
Then we continue along the path until we meet a bridleway - this isn't hugely clear, but there are signs on the marker post. We turn sharp left - the bridleway goes diagonally across a large field, but we walk down the hedge until we can see the waymarker. We walk across a couple of fields with the stream below us to our right.
|A 'lion' in wait|
|One of the few slopes in today's walk.|
|Eddie waits by the gate|
|Here they are.|
We make a short detour to say hello to Thorpe Satchville church
then walk past a large house with a mini-haha. At this point we're following the Leicestershire Round for a mile or so, towards Ashby Folville. This goes under the disused railway, and clearly marked over several fields.
We leave the Leicestershire Round shortly before the village to take a lower path to the road.
The church is to our right.
|Ashby Folville church|
Then a pair of sheepdogs come out to greet us, and decide they're not obliged to herd us after all. They disappear after scent-marking a gatepost, and looking at us - challengingly?
We emerge next to the farm, and find a convenient bench, dedicated to Thomas Holland's 100 years in Twyford in 2005. He died in 2009 - we later spotted his grave in the churchyard.
Not long before we're back at our starting point - a very pleasant six miles and a whisker.