Same route as last Thursday.
Along Exton Road, opposite Church Street. Take second footpath on the right, by a bench.
Keep the woodland on your left, then cut across the field to a stile, and diagonally across the next field. Continue in the same direction and go downhill towards Horn Spinney. There's a stile with a gap beside it, then walk through the spinney and over a real stile.
The path climbs the shoulder of the hill then down and over a ladder-style stile to the road opposite Horn Mill. Turn left and walk up to the next footpath which goes off to the right. As we pass the trout hatchery we see the trees of Pug's Park Spinney to the right.
|The autumn leaves are still holding on.|
|A bit of extra exercise|
|The sheep on the right is wearing a crow as a hat|
|A flight of steps before we turn left|
|This may be the Old Pump House. The building in the background is the old school.|
Cross the road on to the well-marked footpath to Whitwell. This comes out in the car park behind the Noel Arms. Cross the A606 and take the footpath up past cottages and the church, then follow the road to Whitwell car park on Rutland Water.
|A better day for photos!|
|Whitwell church in the sun!|
|View from the cafe|
The great tower
by Alexander 1980
Mankind is capable of an awareness
that is outside the range of everyday life.
My monumental sculptures are created
to communicate with that awareness
in a way similar to classical music
just as most symphonies are not intended
to be descriptive so these works do not
represent figures or objects
|It's big - 31 feet high.|
Then we followed the footpath from the near end of the dam alongside the fence, across a field and through the wood back into the village of Empingham.