Thursday 23 May 2019. With Maureen. Just under 7 miles.
We set off from Stonton Wyville church and followed the Leicestershire Round route over the fields to Glooston. We glimpsed a fox, orange in the sunshine, with its tradmeark white tip of the tail. From Glooston we walked the quiet road to Cranoe, going downhill past the church.
At the crossroads we went straight on towards Welham. After half a mile or so we took the footpath on the left at Churchfield House. We followed the waymarkers along the hedge until we arrived at Welham Road between Slawston and Welham. We stopped for a break in an idyllic corner with plenty of cow parsley.
We turned right along the road towards Welham, and soon picked up another footpath on our left. This soon brought us to Welham.
From Welham we walked for a short distance along the road to Thorpe Langton, with a detour into the churchyard.
We walked past Bowden Lane, and followed the road as it turned to the right. A little further along it bends to the left. At this point there is a bridleway sign and a pretty clear path leads quite steeply uphill.
It eases off and after a mile turns to the right and leads to the trig point at 147 metres (about 480 feet) height on the Caudle. Not a great height, but it gives good views all round.
Once we'd saluted the trig point we headed downhill and them along the farm track and across the road, back to Stonton Wyville.
We had lunch in the Bewicke Arms Tea Room in Hallaton. The sandwiches were excellent value and substantial!