Saturday, 1 September 2012

No.21: The Belvoir Witches Challenge Walk

The Belvoir Witches Challenge Walk follows a circular route through the Vale of Belvoir - the area in which, during the 17th century, three witches were found guilty and burnt to death for using scorcery to murder Lord Rosse, the heir to the Earl of Rutland who resided at Belvoir Castle. The route starts and finishes at Bottesford. It passes through exceptional countryside, picturesque villages, woodlands and the Belvoir Castle estate.

Sunday 11th August, 25 miles

Leaving Bottesford

A dull morning in Muston

A first glimpse of the castle

Joining the Grantham Canal

Water's edge


The path to Brewers Grave

A bridge over peaceful water

Looking back from Harlaxton Bridge

Stepping out

Denton Reservoir


Sewstern Lane

Watch your step

Sunshine and shadow

Out of the woods

Descending to Woolsthorpe-by-Belvoir                                                                                            

Crossing the border

Belvoir Castle

Great tree!

Beacon Hill

History lesson

Looking down to Plungar Wood

10 minutes later...lost in Plungar Wood

Back on the canal

Leave at Bridge 55

Finish line looms

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