Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Leicestershire Round (Willoughby)

  • Walked: 24th September 06
  • Distance: 8.6m
  • Terrain: flattish
  • Summary: Park at Willoughby Waterleys, pick up the Leicestershire Round path, Follow through to Dunton Bassett, then a bridleway to Cosby, back to Willoughby.
  • Time: 4 hrs
  • Notable views: a bit flat to afford long views, but some nice ones between Dunton Bassett and Cosby
  • Note to self; take camera next time!

I discovered a few weeks ago the Leicestershire Round and how pleasant some parts of the county are, and promised myself I'd go back and investigate further.

you'll see from the map below that we immediately went astray and had to backtrack a little! I had no idea just how noisy a motorway is - you can hear it from a coule of fields away. However, walking underneath the motorway bridge (just east of Cosby) was a fascinating experience; the very loud traffic noise just disappears as you walk beneath the road, and then returns as you get back out into the open!

The long, straight bridleway is very pleasant indeed, easy to walk, easy to follow and has some lovely views.

The route above was generated using Meander.

Image produced from the Ordnance Survey Get-a-map service. Map image reproduced with kind permission of Ordnance Survey and Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland.

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