jWed, 2014 Nov 5 9:36 AM GMT
With Harry. Fine morning. Just over 10 miles.
I'd been planning to walk in this area for a while, and found this walk on Christopher Somerville's website. The detailed instructions are excellent, but take a map too. It uses the path through Grimsthorpe Park and makes a round trip of 11 miles or so.
|Swinstead church - the sky is still grey|
|Grimsthorpe Castle just before the sun shines|
|Here comes the sun|
|Seems to be a good year for berries|
We turn away from the lake and walk Past woodland, over fields and a disused railway, and finally paddocks with sheep before reachng the road into Edenham.
|Jacobs sheep in paddock just before Edenham|
|A tree has just been cleared from here|
|Well-wrapped up against the wind|
|A slightly bowdlerised David in Scottlesthorpe|
|As the seagulls follow the tr . . .actor|
|Chestnut Avenue leads back to the big house|
|and again, showing its position above and behind the village|
|we must walk through the arch near the railway outside Creeton|
From here we walked along the track parallel to the mainline railway, before turning off on a footpath to the right, downhill over a field and a footbridge, then alongside a wood, on to the track past Creeton Farm to the road, where we turned left to walk to Swinstead. The "proper" way was a little further on (see website link above).