Walk along Church Lane, opposite side of road to pub. Turn R to pass church. Follow path over field to redbrick farm.
Turn L. Follow track to open field. Turn R through a gate. Follow path over several fields, heading west. Park Hill Farm is uphill on R. Follow waymarked posts over fields - the last one is quite hummocky and leads into a hedged path and out to a road. Walk to road junction, then turn R uphill towards the Bell Inn. Take the first street L, going downhill past E.Langton Grange. Follow road to the end. A convenient bench near a Leics Round signpost makes an early coffee stop inevitable.
Then climb stile to footpath. The path heads south, and all the field boundaries are crossed by gates and clearly marked.
Pass stone to Lottery -the first winner of the Grand National, with a fine pedigree and descendants - see this entry, with pictures and details, in Thoroughbred Heritage
Cross a footbridge over Langton Brook -
|Well, we got through this easily enough!!|
|A brief pause before Foxton|
At this point we headed for the canal and walked along the towpath to the Locks.
We had lunch at the Bridge 69 Pub, then made our way up the 75 foot rise (so we were informed) to the top car park.
Pleased to say that the path was mostly pretty clear, though I did use secateurs to clear brambles from a stile, and the trusty trekking pole to slash some large nettles. But it looks as though people walk it fairly regularly.