Branston, Eastwell and Eaton, 17th December 2017

Richard's undulating walk near the Leicestershire / Lincolnshire border ...
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 ... explored the headwaters of the River Devon and the Belvoir Ridge from Branston to Eastwell and Eaton making use of sections of the Jubilee Way.  Ten miles, mud and 330m of climbing left all of us needing refreshment at the end.

The start - St Guthlac's Church, Branston
Just after the start - steps down to (or in some cases up from) an ironstone gullet - a long, deep and narrow trench or pit from which the ironstone was quarried.

Descent from the Harby Hills

Approaching Eaton

St Denys Parish Church, Eaton, one of the Leicestershire Ironstone Churches
What a difference a day (or two) makes - here is the same view taken on the recce by Roger.
And an even better view showing the much weathered ironstone.
 



At Eaton, the route rejoined the Jublilee Way before leaving it to head back to Branston.