Tuesday, November 22, 2011

New circular route by Rutland Water

Distance: 5.4 miles
Terrain: gentle incline to about 40 metres above starting point
Location: Rutland / Leicestershire [location map]
Map: Ordnance Survey Explorer 234

A very misty November day, perhaps not ideal conditions for looking for good views, but it did make for some nice pictures, and it was patchy and therefore clear in places.

This new circular route is a very pleasant walk, taking in a mediaeval village as well as some very pretty contemporary villages (Brooke and Gunthorpe). The off-road paths are well-waymarked and the inclines are gentle.

For more details about the route, please see its new page at uk-walks. Photos from the day are below.

Rutland Water on a foggy November dayDSC07326'dancing' trees - fascinating avenue of hawthorne treesChurch at BrookeDSC07364DSC07366 In between the fog, sky was beautifulSloes with dew from the fogIvy berriesPheasantWalking close to Rutland WaterRutland Water on a foggy November day More teazlesRutland Water on a foggy November dayHawthorne berriesTeazles