Great Glen Parish Council

Serving the people of Great Glen

Clerk: Lesley Sanderson
Glendale House, 1 Church Road
Great Glen, Leics LE8 9FE

Tel: 0116 259 3004 07825393777

Lockdown Walks- Heather MacDermid

Lockdown Walks- Heather MacDermid

So many more people seem to be walking for pleasure and exercise in these difficult times with shutdowns of work and schools.

Living on the London Road, at the junction of various footpaths and bridleways, I have noted the decrease in traffic and the increase in individuals, couples, small family groups and friends keeping their social distancing but walking companionably past my house, for different kinds of walk, at different speeds and at different times of day!

Have you found a new, favourite walk? Do you know the way into the Burton Brook Wildspace area? and the field-paths beyond it to the canal and back?

From the Memorial green cross over the London Road to The Nook and keeping close to the houses on your left continue on the little jitty path into the meadow with donkeys and Shetland ponies. Cross the footbridge over the Burton Brook. You now enter the Wildspace area, cleared and cared for by a Community Wildspace volunteer group who have created many attractive little paths, for you to explore.

(Two alternative access points are using the jitty off Orchard Lane at the end of the first terrace of houses on the right after the Pug and Greyhound, immediately before Bridge house, or using the footpath leading from the track off the Archers' Roundabout.)

You can continue for a longer walk by keeping in the same direction as the footbridge, through the Wildspace, to the well-walked footpath which takes you across the bypass.

At this point note a path which forks left to take you to the top of Orchard Lane (and the crematorium) where you can turn left to make a short circuit of the village or turn right to follow the farm track over the bypass bridge to reach the railway arch and the canal.

Whichever way you choose, there are delights to be found and relief from isolation.

If you would like to find out more about the Community Wildspace in the village... or find Great Glen Community Wildspace on Facebook.

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2020 21:16 by Cheryl Small

Tags: News