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!

Friday, November 26, 2021

Wing, Pilton, Morcott, Glaston Wing.

 Monday 15th November 

The view on the drive over between Glaston and Wing

Walk with Eddie, Maureen, Norma from Wing to Pilton to Morcott to Glaston to Wing. Break at Morcott.
More magical lighting to the north as we walked between Wing and Pilton

St Nicholas Chirch, Pilton, peeping through.

Some Rutland horseshoes - the devil can’t swing in them when they are this way up!

North Luffenham Church in the distance, as we approach Morcott

8.3 miles. Began cloudy, misty then brilliant sunshine and autumn colours.
A tributary of the River Chater

Morcott church

Glaston Church

The view over the valley between Glaston and Wing, now the mist has cleared.

Back at the Maze.

 The same as this walk from 2014 and this one from 2019.

Rutland Water circuit by bicycle - Nov 14th 2021

November 14th, Sunday, with Harry.

A fifteen mile circuit, perimeter track and road from Manton to the Normanton Car Park. 

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

12 Nov - Weekley Hall Wood from Geddington

 Friday 12th November, with Marta - 7miles, including a slight detour.

A coffee and toasted tea cake at the Fox and Peony made a good break.

Kingswood to East Carlton and back. 11th November

 Thursday 11 November, with Maureen, almost eight miles. 250 feet of ascent.

A route we fall back on when inspiration fails - with a guaranteed cup of coffee at East Carlton Park. 

Manton, Egleton, Brooke circular.

 Monday November 8th, with Norma and Eddie. Seven and a half miles. 230 feet of ascent.

Around the reservoir perimeter track as far as Egleton, then we took the footpath to the left taking us back towards the A6003, almost parallel to the route we had already walked.

We crossed the railway by a bridge, and joined the official path near Gunthorpe Hall

The path took us into Brooke, close to the church - the seat was handy for a short pause.

After our break we turned left at the junction and walked along the road to the America Lodge crossroads.  From there the route past Martinsthorpe was the same as on Nov 4th.


Sunday 7th November, with Harry.

Afternoon , cold and bright. We cycled to Harringworth, Wakerley and Barrowden and back via valley road and Mill Road - approx 10 miles, I guess. Quite hard work, and a bit windy. 

Photo by Harry.

Monday, November 22, 2021

Manton, Egleton, Brooke, Braunston-in-Rutland.

 Thursday 4th November, with Eddie, almost 10 miles

From the Horse and jockey at Manton, round the Rutland Water perimeter track as far as Egleton. 

Then the road to the A6003, across the road and the railway line and up the hill. following tracks to Brook, with views of Oakham off to our right.

Past the pigs near the entrance to the village and round to St. Peter’s Church.

A glimpse of the Dovecote near the Priory ( now a private house)

Then across field paths to Braunston.

We followed the road uphill to the crossroads

Past America Lodge, where the road becomes track then footpath.Then the lost village of Martinsthorpe, high on the ridge with views of Rutland Water.

And finally across the A6003 and back to the start.

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Thorpe Langton circular via Langton Caudle

 Thursday 28th October 2021, with Eddie. 7.25 miles, and about 560 feet of ascent and descent. 

A mild dry morning, mostly cloudy, as we set off from close to the Bakers Arms. We turned right - there’s a sign for the Leicestershire Round - and followed the track downhill past the pub car park and some new houses.

We reached the ford, and crossed the bridge on our right and a stile into the field where we started the climb up to the trig point.

Not muddy today, and easy to follow - basically head uphill… we were slightly to the left of the official footpath, but this did avoid a muddy patch.

Onwards and upwards, with the view opening out as we climbed. We followed the route of the Leicestershire Round through Stonton Wyville,

then across fields to Glooston.

The pub is for sale, and looks a likely candidate for another expansive house.

Still following the LR we walked along minor road to Cranoe. 

At this point we left the Round and took the road towards Stonton Wyville.

After about a mile at the point where a small road joins from the right, we took a footpath to the left. which led us over a very rickety stile, but straight up to the to- again.

From the trig point we retraced our route back to Thorpe Langton.

A brief wander round the tiny village completed the walk.