and occasionally rides a bike.
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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Wing, Pilton, South Luffenham, Morcott, Glaston and back to Wing

Thursday 28 February 2019. With Maureen and Eddie.  Seven and a half miles.

We set off from the maze in Wing, taking the footpath just to the right of the bridle way, and taking the four stiles in our stride.  
The path crosses the road between Wing and Lyndon and continues across a fairly recently ploughed field - nice and dry today - before joining the Road into Pilton on the outskirts of this small village.
Two-L llamas...
We walked through he village past St Nicholas church surrounded by its cedars.

Three sketches done in August 2016:

After the church we turned right and at the crossroads ahead we turned left and walked until a bridleway left the road on the right hand side, as the road bent left. The bridleway continued in a roughly easterly direction, crossed anothe minor road and brought us to South Luffenham, just before a bridge over the route of a dismantled railway. We detoured briefly for a look.

The dismantled railway track

We went back to where our path turned sharply to the right, heading southwest towards Morcott, through fields with some already sizeable lambs.
The path turned left ( south) and took us over a stream and into the village.
Best friends forever...

An eccentric garden - there were also chickens with feathery legs.
The church provided us with organ music and a couple of benches for a break.
Church of St Mary the Virgin -a Grade 1 Listed architectural gem featuring probably the finest original Norman arches in Rutland, according to its website.
From here we continued, turning right along the road after the church, and taking a footpath to our left. This led olong field edges up towards the A 47, going over the Glaston Tunnel. We walked briefly alongside the A47, and took the first road to the right, then went along Church Lane, and walked through the churchyard.

On the other side of this we turned right and followed the road down into the valley and back up to Wing via the Maze and a short pause for a swing at the children's playground!

Maureen and I had lunch at Wellies - beetroot and horseradish soup.


Simon Douglas Thompson said...

Nice sketches there!

aliqot said...

Thank you, Simon.

Ida Jones said...

A good mix of fun, photos and sketches!

aliqot said...

Thanks, Ida. It was a good day out!