ACA members are welcome to join a guided walk from Snarestone to Shackerstone and back. Details as below:
This is a 5.6 mile dog-friendly walk with six stiles (of which two can currently be bypassed) on even ground, across fields, quiet country lanes and the towing path. The walk can be shortened to 4 miles if required.
Our starting point is The Globe Inn in Snarestone village. We follow The Ivanhoe Way in a south-easterly direction across farmland (all the stiles occur along this stretch) and then join a tarmacked byroad at Shackerstone Fields Farm. We proceed along Derby Lane (there is the possibility of shortening the walk by turning right on Derby Lane after about 800 metres) towards the entrance to The Battlefield Railway Line. Crossing the old railway bridge we join the Ashby Canal at Town Bridge and return to Snarestone along the towpath, passing through small cuttings and the thick woodland of The Crown Estate. There is then the chance of refreshment at the pub.
Meet 6 pm for a 6:15 pm start in the car park of The Globe Inn, Main Street, Snarestone, Leicestershire DE12 7DB. Contact Clive Walker on 07866 201873 or firstname.lastname@example.org