Thu, 2013 Nov 28 10:19 AM GMT
Led by Barry, with Maureen and me. A misty start and rather dull, with very little sun. Fairly flat. Some muddy gateways. 9 miles.
|Outside the DBA|
|Always a good idea to start in the right place. . . and look at those clean boots!|
We follow the route under a disused railway, with a bridge.
From here the path continues through some fields with a few cows, coming out on Shuttleworth Lane on the edge of Cosby. We walk along the road behind the golf course, and turn right. More or less opposite the golf Club House, we take a footpath off to the left, through grass fields and slightly uphill towards Broughton Astley. We have to slog our way across some arable land, and around the edge of one recently ploughed field with very little space left for the footpath, before coming out on a farm road leading to the Leicester Road. This passes one of the largest collection of allotment gardens I've seen - and very well organised they look, too.
|Barry meets Bull|