Leicestershire Short Walks – 20

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Shearsby to Bruntingthorpe 4 miles (6.5km)

Down the Path - Shearsby © Copyright Andrew Tatlow and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

Down the Path – Shearsby © Copyright Andrew Tatlow and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

Easy walking. Well waymarked. Mud in places.

The villages have a charming mix of houses.

Shearsby has a thatched yeoman’s house by the church. Pause to read the fascinating gravestone inscriptions (one to a priest who died in 1601 and one to William Weston, aged 36 who died in 1756 after the windmill sails caught him). The nearby Bath Hotel is a reminder that there was once a salt spring here, and it was hoped that it could become a prosperous medicinal spa.

Bruntingthorpe is an old Anglo Saxon settlement which later acquired its Danelaw name. It was enlarged when it became an airfield in World War II and a US airbase.

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 20 here (.pdf file 150kb)

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