These notes are provided only to enable the walk to be plotted on a 1 : 25,000 map.
From the Village Green head downhill to the Church, turn right into Hunts Lane go to the top, cross on to bridleway to Moor Hill Spinneys, Hallaton Spinneys and Keythorpe Hall Farm. Turn south along the Midshires Way, past Keythorpe Lodge Farm to footpath on right to Goadby or take the track a bit further south. Pass through the village and down the hill, turn left along road, passing the entrance gates to Noseley Hall to take the footpath through Old Park, follow down to cross the stream and uphill into Glooston. Follow the road to Cranoe, by the church take the footpath to Othorpe House and on into Hallaton
This walk starts in what I think is one of the best villages in England. Hallaton was home to my great grandparents, my grandparents, my mother and all their families. Indeed a cousin still lives in the village and I understand there are a few more distant relations around. However, Hallaton has two far more significant claims to fame than my ancestry.
The second claim was the discovery in 2000 of a large hoard of Iron Age and early Roman coins and artefacts including five thousand silver and gold coins, the remains of an ornately decorated Roman parade helmet and some mysterious silver items. For more information on this stunning and highly significant find visit Hallaton Hoard.
The landscape in this part of north east Leicestershire and into Rutland is very much of the Wolds, an intricate weave of rolling hills, long ridges, steep sided valleys, streams, rivers, woodland and small villages. The land is extensively farmed with fields of sheep, cattle, horses and arable alongside each other. This walk certainly has all of the above plus a stately home.