and occasionally rides a bike.
A word of warning. The walk descriptions are not detailed enough to guide you - please take a map. The batteries never run out, and you always have a signal. Oh, And don't take left or right as gospel!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Hallaton and Cranoe circular

Mon, 2014 May 12 9.36AM  BST

Led by Mel. Norma, Steph, Terry, Barrie, Vera, Gordon, Maureen, Phil, Andy, Tim, Jackie, Tommy, Marion, Chris and me. Rolling countryside, wide views, fine weather with short showers. Around 7.5 miles.

We park near Hallaton Church - a big group today, sixteen of us. When we're all booted up we set off to walk past the church, along Churchgate, past the primary school, and take the footpath to our left. We walk though a kissing gate, then uphill alongside a hedge.
We follow the Leicestershire Round uphill, past a farm, then down through the edge of Horse Close spinney and uphill past Othorpe House and on almost to the road into Cranoe. 

Here we leave the LR and turn right and follow the path north and up Church Hill.

The path continues north for a mile or so along this ridge - protected from the wind by a hedge.

We cross the Goadby Road track from Hallaton, and continue more or less north for another good mile, past Keythorpe Lodge Farm. We carry on to Keythorpe Hall Farm, and turn sharply right.

We walk south east to Hallaton Spinneys, and follow this direction all the way to Hallaton, coming out opposite the Fox Inn and the duckpond.  

It's a short walk back to the cars, and we call in to the recently reopened Bewicke Arms Tearoom for lunch.


Anne said...

The last stop is what I like walking for in England !

aliqot said...

Always a good thing!

Ida Jones said...

A club outing! A good crowd, Alison. Wonder if you did any bottle kicking!

aliqot said...

Not today, Ida! We did go and watch a couple of years ago, and one of the group frequently plays trombone at Hallaton on Bottle-kicking day!