Friday, 9 October 2009

Barrow on Soar, Leicestershire


Barrow on Soar, Leicestershire
Originally uploaded by stephenlamb

For this Leicestershire Parish Walk, I completed one of the three walks described in the leaflet of walks from Barrow on Soar. The leaflet can be downloaded from here. The walk I chose took me away from the River Soar over fields and wooded paths before returning through the village and passing several interesting buidings.


Near Barrow on Soar, Leicestershire

This is Stranscliffe Lane which starts in a modern housing estate but soon becomes a track enclosed by trees.


Near Barrow on Soar, Leicestershire

Stranscliffe Lane leads to Walton on the Wolds. Just before arriving there, my walk took me down a bridleway towards a footbridge over Fishpool brook. It was almost dry which is a consequence of the very dry autumn that we have had.

Barrow on Soar, Leicestershire


This fine house was the birthplace of William Beveridge who was the Bishop of Saint Asaph.


Barrow on Soar, Leicestershire


This is the Roundhouse which used to be a lock up for offenders.

The only part of the walk where wayfinding was at all difficult was the last part through the village. I lost my bearings several times in the jittys - narrow paths between houses - of which there are many in Barrrow on Soar.