Thu, 2014 Apr 10 9:27 AM BST
Led by Barry. Pleasant walk, gently undulating, a few muddy patches. Just under 9 miles. Fine weather, sunny even.
From Billesdon village we take a footpath between two hedges, which leads us into a field, and then down towards the A47.
|Looking back from near the A47|
We can see the distinctive shape of Billesdon Coplow ahead of us.
We walk through the cottages, braving the noisy dogs, and along the drive past the big house, then at the Tilton Road turn left. We take a footpath to the right and keep on in a south westerly direction until we reach the A47 once more. We cross it, and turn right. We walk along the path until we reach the turning to Houghton on the Hill. Here we turn left and into the village of Houghton.
If we look back from the path near Gaulby we can see Leicestershire's "mountains" on the horizon.
Unfortunately the village shop is closed for lunch, so we go back to the car chocolateless. An excellent walk, touching some known territory and some new.