Mon, 2014 May 19 9.05am - With Gordon. Very straightforward, conditions on ground good, and not so many nettles, though paths still overgrown in places. New footbridge and lots of gates. Fine and sunny. Stopped for coffee at the Locks. Just over 10 miles.
The same route as previously, following the Leicestershire Round from Thorpe Langton to East Langton, then down through the village and over the stile, across well signposted fields, some with cows and some with sheep. In one place sheep were being herded for dipping.
The walk goes through gates and over footbridges, under the mainline railway. through the trees where nettles are growing but not impassable, then turning right away from the factory two fields ahead, emerging on the A 6 near the roundabout. This part of the route is passable, and has been walked recently, but looks in danger of becoming overgrown.
Then we walk over fields where the path has been made good through the new crops.
In Foxton village we took the footpath by the Shoulder of Mutton, and then made our way to the canal about half a mile before the Locks, turning right towards them.
A pause for coffee at bridge 61 and the return leg is via the canal as far as the chemical factory, over the road there and follow the signs - growing well but passable. Rejoin the LR and follow the route back with an exploratory detour in East Langton.
A pause for coffee at bridge 61 and the return leg is via the canal as far as the chemical factory, over the road there and follow the signs - growing well but passable. We rejoined the LR and followed the route back with an exploratory detour in East Langton.Around 10 miles.