A 9km walk, starting and finishing at the Geese and Fountain.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
(D) Start and finish at the Geese and Fountain. Start by walking down side of the A607 towards Melton. At footpath sign on the right either take this and go diagonally left across the field to the bottom. This is not very well walked, so an alternative is to walk further down the A607 road and take the track on the right instead. Walk along track to Branston passing sewage treatment works.
(1) Join the road to walk into Branston, turn right at junction at the top of the hill and follow footpath sign on left next to pub. Follow footpath until you come to metal stairs on right. Take footpath left at bottom of stairs and then right footpath across field towards Eaton.
(2) Before Eaton, turn left and follow the road back to Branston. Turn right on road signposted to Waltham, then take track on left signposted with footpath. Take the next footpath on the right across the field and up the hill to then cross the A607.
(3) Follow path through field to the stream at bottom. Cross the stream on the wooden bridge.The footpath continues up the hill on right side of stream. At the top of hill go through the gate and continue until you see the Leicstershire County Council yellow waymark sign (don't turn left down the farm track, on the other side of the gate).
(4) At the waymark sign turn left and follow path back to Croxton Kerial. (A)
D/A : mi 0 - alt. mi 0 - Geese and Fountain
1 : mi 1.38 - alt. mi 1.38 - Turn left on road into Branston
2 : mi 2.18 - alt. mi 2.18 - Before Eaton turn left along road
3 : mi 3.6 - alt. mi 3.6 - Cross the A607
4 : mi 4.69 - alt. mi 4.69 - Turn left at waymark sign
D/A : mi 5.53 - alt. mi 5.53 - Geese and Fountain
Geese and Fountain http://www.thegeeseandfountain.co.uk/
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