Swithland Wood, Thurcaston, Cropston Reservoir and Bradgate Park, 1st April 2018

Steve D led thirteen ramblers on an eight-mile walk starting from Swithland Wood, an important ancient woodland for nature conservation.  Heavy rain during previous days had flooded many local roads and countryside so, due to the challenging conditions, the walk was shortened slightly but nevertheless was enjoyed by all.

The walk passed through Bradgate Park and the villages of Cropston and Thurcaston.  The park covers 850 acres and contains Cropston Reservoir opened in 1870 to serve Leicester.

Here are some photographs taken on the walk by Steve and Maggie.
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Coffee stop at Cropston Reservoir
Bradgate Park Visitor Centre

All Saints Church, Thurcaston

Lady Jane Grey's House, Bradgate Park
We told you it was wet!