Thursday walk from Willoughby Waterleys

The General Elliot

“The General Elliott”

Many thanks to Sue for arranging this walk starting from “The General Elliott” public house at Willoughby Waterleys.  This was the first time the public house had been used following extended opening hours.  Twenty walkers supported this walk on a fine, dry, sunny day.  The walk took us along Main Street, before entering fields taking us to Peatling Parva.    Splendid gargoyles  were viewed on the Church tower of St. Andrews. Our  group of walkers then joined a footpath to the east of the village and had a wonderful view of Peatling Parva Hall.  This is a grade 2 listed building, late C17 or early C18.  It is brick built with stone quoins and Swithland slate roof.  The garden front gives a dramatic sense of height.

Our walk continued on mainly pasture land with quite a few difficult stiles, one of which was surrounded by many bullocks who were reluctant to let us pass.  We walked along one of the green lanes whose surface was much improved, before arriving back at the General Elliott for lunch.  This walk was just under six miles.

Peatling Parva Hall

Peatling Parva Hall



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