Sunday 15th March 2020

From Redmile, we followed footpaths towards Belvoir Castle which sat on top of the ridge ahead of us. Our route took us onto the ridge which we followed for several miles with decent views as far as the weather would allow.

At the end of the ridge the route drops down into Stathern before meandering back to Redmile via the villages of Plungar and Barkestone–le–Vale.

We ended up walking 11.3 miles which was quite tiring because of the very muddy fields. [Ed – I noted Roger was not there – had he checked out how many fields had to be crossed?]

After the walk, we went for a drink in the local pub which was still open, but tried to keep our “social distancing” because of the Coronavirus risks.[Ed – little did we know that we woud be banned from walking before the next walk.]

Report by Alan

Walk rating – Good.

Pictures - Alan

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Belvoir castle stands proud ahead of us.

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This proved to be a particularly slippery bridge.

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Lunch was taken between showers in some woods.

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Unfortunately there was a bit too much of this on this walk.

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The disused Grantham Canal is getting more and more overgrown.

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This Oast house conversion in Barkestone–le–Vale was a topic for discussion – how did they get all those windows?

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