|Lyddington church from the path by the medieval fishponds|
|Approaching Bisbrooke church from the field path|
|A strange metal cow on wheels as we leave Bisbrooke.|
Approximately five miles done - not that our mileage apps ever agree! The coffee shop beckons.
We decide it's worth trying the footpath route today, and it turns out to be easier and less muddy than we'd thought. We started by going through the Uppingham churchyard with its flights of steps, then left and across the road to turn right, just past a new housing development. Then it was uphill and through a short woodland section.
A left turn and very soon a right turn brought us to the smallholding. The animals were enjoying the sun as we passed by.
|Pigs seem to love sunbathing in winter|
|One of the wooliest pigs I've met.|
This section has three or four stiles. Many stiles have now been replaced by gates, but not these. The views of Lyddington and the rolling countryside were excellent today, if a little misty.
|You can see Lyddington church just right of centre here.|
We crossed the road at the bottom of the slope and took the path opposite. This goes behind the village, running parallel to the road. There was a very wet patch in the first field, but our boots held out and kept us dry.
|Some rather attractive looking sheep|
The elevation profile looks impressive, if you don't read the numbers!!