Walk from Branston on 07.07.2016.

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A depleted group of Thursday walkers met at the “Wheel Inn”, Branston for a six mile walk led by Ian. The weather was fine and dry with some sunny periods and with increasing cloud towards the conclusion of the walk.

Track and sections of road walking were used to bring us to the Terrace Hills (161 metres above sea level), over looking the vale of Belvoir.  The first picture is of three of the group assembled at a point where a warning beacon was lit to alert the public of the approach of the Spanish Armada in July 1588.

Terrace Hills, Belvoir. on site of fire beacon to warn of Spanish Armada

Terrace Hills, Belvoir. on site of fire beacon to warn of Spanish Armada

A surprising number of fields in the area had been harvested of their pea crop.  This type of crop is pretty unusual to be found in our county.

I took a photograph of the church and the school.  The school property is sadly now neglected but has a sound roof.

The school, Branston.

The school, Branston.

Note the long grass in what was once the front garden to the school. Across the road from the school is the parish church which stands proud and rather imposing from an elevated position.  The “Wheel Inn” is open seven days a week and a varied menu is on offer.

Parish church, Branston.

Parish church, Branston.

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