Billesdon

Sunday, 10th February 2019

Billesdon > Billesdon Coplow > Frisby > Billesdon

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The Walk

This 6.5 mile walk was a circular one starting at the Market Place in Billesdon, thence towards Billesdon Coplow and back via the ancient village of Frisby.

Ten of us braved the inclement weather for an interesting walk from Billesdon, up to Billesdon Coplow, down to Palace Hill and along Uppingham Road for a short while. We then headed southwards over Wash Dyke Bridge where we stopped for a coffee break about 11 o’clock when the weather decided to let up and we even saw the sun a couple of times!

Leaving the somewhat dismantled bridge, we headed on past Frisby House Farm and Frisby Dairy Farm and turned sharp left through two very muddy fields and a swamp before reaching our destination.

Refreshments were taken at the New Greyhound where we were given table service by the very obliging barman.

The walk was a mixture of lanes, footpaths & bridleways. Undulating terrain and, besides the inevitable stiles, the only other hassle was having to run the gauntlet of the A47 traffic twice!

Thanks Andy, a great walk – don’t forget your map next time! 😃

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Barkby

Sunday, 24th February 2019

Barkby > Beeby > Barkby Thorpe > Barkby

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The Walk

Dave Harvey led this our second February walk. We started and finished in Barkby.

The walk was just a smidgen over 6 miles long, taking in Riverside, Beeby, Lodge Farm, and a permissive track back to Barkby and The Malt Shovel. As our leader said: “Short on stiles, but not on style”.

In fact, there were only two stiles and even they were bypassable via an open gateway.

When we left Fleckney the sun was bursting through the mist but, by the time we got to Barkby it was extremely misty. So much so that we don’t have the photographs of the views that we were expecting. Nevertheless, the walk was very easy with steady ups and downs but nothing to make you breathless.

All in all, it was a very easy walk and the sun eventually broke through the mist and the sky became a lovely shade of blue – as can be seen from the picture of Barkby Church.

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