Sunday, 11th August, 2019
Bisbrooke > Seaton > Lyddington > Uppingham
Map and Elevation
Walk Leader: Janet Long
Parking in Bisbrooke is a bit awkward but there is space along Main Street where the road is a bit wider.
Assuming this is where you have parked, head downhill and bear right by Top Lane, cross over the junction to Church Lane and follow this to reach the Church then continue on the enclosed, waymarked track ahead of you.
At the open field it is best to try and follow the contour until you see a gateway ahead, aiming for this pass through and head towards the left hand hedge where you will find a footbridge over a stream which you cross.
Continue up the hill and, following waymarks, go through a gate to cross the disused railway and into the opposite field. Follow this track steeply up, crossing a bridleway the path levels out and continues, eventually reaching a meadow which takes you into Seaton. The road is reached down steep stone steps. Take care!
The route takes you right here but you may want to turn left and follow the Main Street to the George and Dragon and/or the church, both of which are worth a visit.
Turning back, walk westwards through the narrow road-section passing the church on your left and continuing through the village on Main Street. As you come to the end of the housing find Grange Lane on your left. Take this down to Grange Farm.
Following the waymarks continue through the farm and along the field-edge track. At a left turn you will have a ditch on your right. Continue on the waymarked route through a further field and down a fairly steep, broad track with woodland on your left.
As you reach the bottom of this slope you will reach Main Street, Lyddington. Turn right along the street passing the Marquis of Exeter on your right; continuing through the village on the Uppingham Road.
Shortly you will see a footpath sign on your right – ignore this and look diagonally across the road for your path towards Uppingham. Continue diagonally across the first field and following the waymarks through three further fields. Take a stile on to the road with another stile slightly left on the other side.
Over this follow the waymarked path to the school playing field, crossing this the path leads down a steep slope continuing up the opposite side. At the gate turn left and shortly right through the woodland.
Follow the waymarks down to a small plank bridge and up to reach South View in Uppingham. Cross the road and ascend the fiight of steps opposite. At the top turn left and follow the narrow road round to the right. It looks like a cul-de-sac, but there is an alleyway from the end of the road into Uppingham market square. Plenty of choice here for refreshments.
Once you are ready to move off again, turn left out of the square onto High Street (East) and follow it past the shops down to the roundabout where you go straight over onto Glaston Road.
Opposite where the footpath gains some railings is a track on the right-hand side of the road. Take this track and take the left fork so that you continue in the same direction. This path is a well waymarked track that leads you back into Top Lane in Bisbrooke.