Saturday walk from Calke Abbey

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Saturday walkers combined with Loughborough Ramblers on an eleven mile walk from Calke Abbey.  Our route was via Melbourne, King’s Newton, Cloud Trail, Trent and Mersey canal and arriving a Swarkestone for lunch.  We passed by the impressive Swarkestone Pavilion which was built in 1632 at a cost of £111.12s.4d.  The building is Jacabean style with a two-storey centre, castellated parapet flanked by a pair of three-storey towers and leaded cupolas topped by balled finials.

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In a field adjacent to the Pavilion our attention was drawn to a collapsed wall.  Perhaps the mischievous cows in the photograph displayed, may have been responsible for causing this damage!

Mischievous cows at SwarkestoneOur walk continued forward to Swarkestone church where we stopped for lunch.

At the Harpur Crewe Arms at Swarkestone is a cain commemorating the site furthest south which the Jacobite army reached on the invasion attempt by Charles Edward Stewart (Bonnie Prince Charlie) in 1745.

Our return journey was via Stanton by Bridge, Robin Wood and Ticknell.

Swarkestone church

 

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One Response to “Saturday walk from Calke Abbey”

  1. Boots Says:

    Swarkestone Pavilion is another property that can be booked for a holiday see http://www.landmarktrust.org.uk/search-and-book/properties/swarkestone-pavilion-12474/ It is maintained by Landmark Trust which has restored Astley Castle recently visited by an LFA group walk see https://leicestershirefootpaths.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/astley-castle-walk-28th-june-2014/

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