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Walking Close to Market Harborough Guidebook

Walking Close to Market Harborough Guidebook

by: Clive Brown
One of a range of 'no frills' local walking guide booklets which admirably achieve their objective of getting you out in the countryside amongst beautiful scenery on carefully chosen routes full of interest. The directions are clear and precise and the pencil drawn sketch maps are particularly attractive as well as practical.

This guide describes ten varied and interesting circular walks close to the River Welland near Market Harborough. The walks are mainly between 4 and 8 miles in length. Market Harborough dares from the early 13th century when King John granted the first charter. The town retains many attractive historical building, including the old grammar school and the Three Swans Hotel.

The Grand Union Canal first came to Foxton in 1809, connecting Market Harborough to Leicester. It was later extended to Northampton via the flight of ten locks visited in several walks. The walks lie mainly in the Welland Valley and two cross the River Ise, a tributary of the River Nene.

The walk locations are:
Welford, the Reservoir and Sibbertoft - 6.5 miles
Lubenham and The Judith Stone - 3.75 miles
Foxton Locks and Lubenham - 5.75 miles
Arthingworth and Great Oxendon - 5.5 miles
Foxton and Smeeton Westerby - 8 miles
Thorpe Langton and Langton Caudle - 3.25 miles
Wilbarston and Ashley - 8.25 miles
Harrington and Newbottle Bridge - 4.75 miles
Mowsley, Saddington and Laughton - 6 miles
Laughton and Laughton Hills 5.75 miles

ISBN 9781907669170 Pages 24 (2003 reprinted 2022) 148mm x 210mm

Price: 2.40