Leicestershire Short Walks – 16

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Stonton Wyville to Thorpe, East and Church Langton 5 miles (8km)

Top of Langton Caudle

Top of Langton Caudle
Five footpaths converge on the trig. point; including the Leicestershire Round. © Copyright Tim Heaton and licensed for reuse under Creative Commons Licence.

A climb up the Caudle then gently downhill and flattish. Beware mud in the narrow gateways at the foot of the hill and the ford in times of flood. Keep dogs under control. This is pasture country with very pretty villages. Views over the Welland valley towards the wooded hills of Northamptonshire. After the climb up to the Caudle the walk goes through flattish pasture and arable land with wide views across the Welland valley.

Stonton Wyville is a little village with a grand house and small church with Brudenell family connections.

A windmill once stood on the top of Langton Caudle. Views of all the Langton church steeples, Church Langton with its most impressive tall tower, Tur Langton’s redbrick spire, Thorpe Langton spire and West Langton Hall.

East Langton cricket field, a place to loiter in the sunshine.

Church Langton, with its splendid church in golden greyish stone, is famous for its connections with the rector William Hanbury, whose bequests provided musical festivals, charity schools and woods. The school founded for the education and religious instruction of boys and girls of the parish by William Hanbury MA Rector of Church Langton in 1767 and erected in 1873 is now the Hanbury Centre.

Please read the introduction to the original book updated for the web published walks.

The written description and map is a .pdf file which you can print and take with you on the walk.

Download walk 16 here (.pdf file 250kb)

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