A 100 mile walk around Leicestershire.
The Leicestershire Footpath Association devised a walk of 100 miles around Leicestershire in 1987 and called it ‘The Leicestershire Round’. There is full information about the walk on their website and so I will not dwell on it here. If you have walked around Leicestershire you will probably have come across the Round at some stage.
Karl, my step-son, and I decided that we would like to walk the Leicestershire Round and so I purchased the book we set to working out our series of walks. The book covers the walk in ten sections. As we were planning to start and finish in Fleckney, which only just touches the Leicestershire Round, we decided to reduce the number to nine.
We wanted to keep as close to the book as possible but, instead of starting at Newtown Linford, we started at Fleckney which is in the middle of the sixth section – Canal Country: Foxton to Bruntingthorpe – so we had to make some changes.
We took quite a few pictures along the way and if you would like to see some of them just click on the “Round” titles and you will be whisked off to a new page with a map and elevation data for that particular walk.