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Walk from Branston on 07.07.2016.

July 9, 2016

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.


Notices re walks on Thursday 26th May and Thursday 2nd June

May 17, 2016

May 26th – The Crown Inn at Appleby Magna will not open until lunchtime, so no pre-ordering lunch at 9.30 and no toilet facilities before the walk.

Thursday March 10th: changed venue

January 26, 2016

The walk on Thursday 10th March will now start at the Bradgate Arms in Cropston. The original venue – The Crown in Anstey,  has closed.


Thursday January 21st

January 15, 2016

The walk on Thursday 21st January will start from The Plough, Diseworth (DE74 2QJ).

Thursday, January 21st 2016.

December 17, 2015

The walk on Thursday, January 21st 2016, will start at The Plough in Diseworth (DE74 2QJ). Nigel Vincent is leading. His contact number is 01664 424854.

Re walk on Thursday 5th November

November 3, 2015

The pub at Mowsley is no longer open for lunches. The walk will still start in Mowsley but from the church. Please park on the road. The church is on the same main road as the Pub in the village.
Rosie has arranged for us to eat at The Coach and Horses at Lubenham. She has the menu, and will phone the choices we make to them before we start the walk.
Due to this change there will not be a toilet available.

Thursday 17th September

September 1, 2015

The walk on Thursday 17th September will start at The Countryman in Sharnford.

Thursday, July 9th. Venue.

July 7, 2015

A reminder, that the walk this Thursday (July 9th), starts at The Bull’s Head, Arthingworth, LE16 8JZ.

Thursday June 4th – reminder

May 24, 2015

Reminder – the walk on Thursday June 4th starts at Bagworth Heath Woods car park on Heath Road. No pub lunch is booked so bring a picnic. If you want a pub lunch there are two pubs in Thornton.

Thursday July 9th – change of venue

April 19, 2015

The walk on Thursday July 9th will now start at The Bull’s Head, Arthingworth. (The original venue – The George at Great Oxenden – is closed for a refurb.)