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!

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Thorpe Langton to Foxton

Thursday 26 October. With Maureen.

We followed the Leicestershire Round pat St Leonards church, over the fields to the farm, turned left along the track, then right to cross the fields to East Langton.

Still a hint of early morning in the sky

Looking towards the railway line in the valley
We walked through East Langton and downhill to join the footpath again at a stile by a bench. The path heads across the flat wide valley, under a row of pylons, under the railway and across the A6.  Soon after this the LR path turns right and emerges to cross the B6047.

A slight navigational error (and a dislike of recently ploughed fields) brought us to Langton Road, heading into Foxton. Not too busy, so we used it. Then we walked up to the swing bridge, which was being opened to allow the passage of a narrowboat.

We utrned right to walk along the towpath to Foxton Locks.

We had an early sandwich and coffee at the Bridge 61 pub before heading back in the same direction.
The sun making a valiant effort
We varied the route slightly by taking the footpath by the chemical works, and turning right when the path became the Leics Round. Our path was close to the A6, but not too noisy, since there was a decent bank of trees in between.

However there was another crossing of the A6, requiring patience and care, and then we crossed the railway line by a footbridge where the original path has been diverted.
I wish they'd posted this a little earlier...

View from the footbridge.
The route from where we left the Leics round path was not one I'd really want to walk again, though it has completed a bit more of the local jigsaw for me.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for popping over to see me today. Have you done any LDWA walks? They have some gorgeous routes through beautiful countryside.

aliqot said...

We've done a few local ones, in day sections - Leics Round, Rutland Round, Jurassic Way, Nene Way, Northamptonshire Round. They're all good, and have taken me to interesting countryside and villages on the way. I have my eye on the Test Valley Way maybe some time when I'm visiting my daughter and family.