the centre of Gaddesby, walk North along the road. On the corner, at a
junction, two paths lead off. One goes due east, and the other North East.
Take the path leading North East, heading diagonally across a field. Upon
meeting the bridleway, turn left, and follow this route until you reach the
road. This bridleway forms part of the Midshires Way.
end of the path, having walked through a cluster of buildings, cross over
the road and walk along the road immediately opposite, to Brooksby
Agricultural College. The hall, formerly the home of Lord Cardigan, who led
the Charge of the Light Brigade, is now an agricultural college. Continue
past the college, crossing the railway and a river. Where the road splits,
turn right, and continue along this road and into the
Hoby, turn right, and walk through the village. Turn right down a road
opposite the church, which leads to a footpath on the right. You are now
joining the Leicestershire Round. Follow this path, crossing over the river
near the Old Mill. As the path splits, take the fork on the left, heading
back across the railway lin. At the road, cross over, and continue along the
footpath to Frisby on the Wreake.
Frisby, turn right onto the road, then take a path on the left on the bend.
Follow this path, again part of the Leicestershire Round, crossing over the
road and continuing across the fields. At the net road, turn right. Follow
the road back around the bend to the left, down into the village and return
to the start.
periods of flooding, the path crossing the River Wreake at the old mill is
liable to become impassable. An alternative route is to continue through
Hoby, turn right at the end of the village, and the take the next road on
the right. This adds just over a mile to the length of the walk.
heavy flooding, that route, and the road between Brooksby and Hoby may also
become impassable. For safety reasons, we recommend that this walk is not
undertaken when flooding is likely. For more information, please contact the
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