I am attempting to design some walks around my home town. The first is in the Vale of Belvoir.
Walk 1 – Colston Bassett to Cropwell Bishop
A pdf of this walk with all directions and information on locations is available to download here:
and a video on Youtube here.
This is attractive and varied countryside walk with diverse countryside including open fields with fine views, and a long canal stretch along the Grantham Canal. It’s dog friendly with only one style which has a dog sized gap. It is not strenuous with no significant inclines. There are three pubs on the way – The Martins Arms at Colston Bassett, The Nevile Arms at Kinoulton and The Wheatsheaf in Cropwell Bishop. There are also three churches – oner in each village. The spot on the Grantham Canal called the Devil’s Elbow he is particularly beautiful. The route can be started at Colston Bassett, Kinoulton or Cropwell Bishop. It is 8.4mls (13.2km) and takes about three hours. These directions start at Colston Bassett however, and there are a number of places where the route can be shortened by taking a short cut.