Fri, 2014 Oct 31 9:34 AM GMT
With Marta. A walk around the village first, then across to Foxton, and back - last two miles unrecorded. Switched off machine and forgot to restart track! Very warm, some cloud, some sun. 8 or 9 miles.
We started by following part of the Lubenham Heritage Group's Village Trail . I recommend it. We picked up a leaflet last week and looked at one or two places. This week we set out from the Tower House, and walked along Washpit Lane, then through the field below Thorpe Lubenham Hall, returning to the main road via the Church, the school and the Old Hall.
|The Welland and old railway bridge from Washpit Lane|
|A glimpse of the Welland from the footpath by the main road|
|The field before the bridge|
|Horses in the field crossed by a public footpath, near Thorpe Lubenham Hall|
|The old moat|
|Old railway bridge with one roadway lower for laden carts|
|Another glimpse of the Welland|
|All Saints Church|
|Cottage and Old forge|
|Rooftops near the Old Bakehouse|
We continued to the main road, past some more interesting buildings, and turned right just before the War Memorial and along the track called the Undle, as far as the footpath sign on the right.The path crosses several fields and eventually brings you out at Gartree Prison. We turned right then crossed Gallow Field Road, and one more field to reach the Canal. We turned left after the footbridge.
|A solitary boatman goes through after openin the swing bridge at Foxton|
|Walking towards Foxton Locks|
|Winter lace trees|
Map and details to Foxton