Lost Villages of Leicestershire: Othorpe

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Lost Villages of Leicestershire: Othorpe. A Walk from Hallaton via Cranoe and Othorpe

The pretty village of Hallaton is perhaps most famous for its Easter 'Bottle-Kicking' Festival. This walk starts in the village and uses farm tracks and footpaths to visit the remarkable Norman motte and bailey castle and the village of Cranoe (the inhabitants of which take part in the 'Festival'), passing by the rather indistinct remains of the lost village of Othorpe before returning to Hallaton. Hallaton is home to two pubs, one of which, The Bewicke Arms, is both dog-friendly and a provider of good food.

Because the walk is on clay it is likely that underfoot conditions will be heavy after Waymark 4, after or during rain, especially as in a couple of fields the paths are ploughed over by farmers.

England - Central England - Leicestershire - Countryside

Features

Ancient Monument, Church, Good for Kids, Museum, Pub, Public Transport, Tea Shop
07/08/2016 - Jill Stacey

We did this walk on a beautiful summer day and the views were spectacular. The instructions were clear but at waymark 3 there are now 2 gates and you should take the left hand one. The farmer should also be praised for the very clear footpaths through the arable fields.

03/01/2012 - Richard Hardy

A short amount of road walking, and possible exposure to livestock.

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