Leader: Janet Long
Distance: 8.5 miles
Ignore the little ‘tail’ to the left of the map – three of us decided to walk from Fleckney to Great Glen (and two of us walked back again afterward! Only 13 miles!).
Head east out of Great Glen along the main road past (yes, past!) The Yews and take the footpath on the right. This (sort of) follows the River Sence until you reach the site of the medieval village of Stretton Magna.
Right turn here and follow the road until you come to a junction. Opposite is a footpath. Take the footpath and enjoy the scenery.
When you come out onto Oaks Road, turn left and wander along until you reach the junction with Gartree Road. Here, you turn right and take the Roman Road that leads you across Burton Overy Lane and on to Carlton Curlieu Manor House. Look out for a signpost on the left and a gate on the right – both can be pretty well hidden.
Once you find the gate go through it. This path takes you to Carlton Curlieu itself – follow the sign to Burton Overy. When you come to the junction with a tree in the centre of a triangle, turn right and again follow the road towards Burton Overy.
As you approach the bend to the right you will see a footpath sign on your left. Take this footpath to Chestnut Farm and then join Carlton Lane that takes you into Burton Overy.
Turn left onto Main Street and after a short distance turn right onto Town Street. At the end of Town Street bear left and pick up the footpath that will take you to London Road and thence back in to Great Glen.
Photographs of the walk
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