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Ridge Walk (1 Hour, 15 Minutes)

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From the War Memorial head north along Chapel Street until you reach the top of Lambley Lodge Lane and College Farm Road.

Take the right fork along Lambley Lodge Lane for approximately 3/4 mile until the lane ends.

Continue straight ahead along the bridleway keeping the trees to your left.  This is a steady climb up the hill until you join the ridge track at the top.

Once at the top you will see some farm buildings to the left.  If you intend to do the ridge walk, keep to the left of these buildings.  If you intend to do the extended ridge walk, jump to point 8.

Continue along the ridge track for about a mile.  At the point where the track bends sharply around to the right, turn left through a metal gate where you will see a footpath sign.
Descend down through two fields until you reach College Farm Road.

Turn left onto College Farm Road and follow the road for 1 mile back to Belton, passing Jelly Lane Farm and Belton Poultry Farm on the left.

Extended Ridge Walk (2 Hours)

 

Turn right at the farm buildings and continue along the track towards Leighfield Lodge.  After a while the track becomes a surfaced lane which leads around Leighfield Lodge.

The lane then bends around to the right but continue straight ahead onto a gravelled track keeping the Lodge on your left hand side.  Continue for a short while on this track until it ends.

Carry on straight ahead through a gap in the hedgerow following the footpath sign onto a wide grassy bridal path.  The bridal path continues for 1 mile passing through a wooded glade and boasts fantastic views on both sides.

When you reach the limestone track (the bridal path continues over the other side of the track) turn left to follow the track down the hill.  It then bends to the right and becomes a gravel track.

Continue along this track through a gated cattle grid and up the hill, crossing through a further gate to eventually arrive at the top of the ridge.

At the top of the ridge the track bends sharply to the left and a metal gate straight ahead indicates the footpath.

Return to point 6 to complete the walk.

The Countryside Code:

Belton is indeed in a beautiful setting and attracts many visitors, artists, ramblers, those wishing to enjoy a day out in the countryside and more.  However, the fields are in use.  For sheep and horses predominantly neither of which do well if a gate is left open or dogs are allowed to run off the lead.  In fact, the outcome of dogs unrestrained by a lead can, in the most extreme cases,  be fatal.

For all visitors to Belton and residents of our village, please be mindful of the countryside code which includes but is not limited to:

The Countryside Code.  Respect. Protect. Enjoy Respect other people • Consider the local community and other people enjoying the outdoors • Leave gates and property as you find them and follow paths unless wider access is available.  Protect the natural environment • Leave no trace of your visit and take your litter home • Keep dogs under effective control. Enjoy the outdoors • Plan ahead and be prepared • Follow advice and local signs

Protect. Enjoy Respect other people • Consider the local community and other people enjoying the outdoors • Leave gates and property as you find them and follow paths unless wider access is available.  Protect the natural environment • Leave no trace of your visit and take your litter home • Keep dogs under effective control. Enjoy the outdoors • Plan ahead and be prepared • Follow advice and local signs

Consider the local community and other people enjoying the outdoors • Leave gates and property as you find them and follow paths unless wider access is available.  Protect the natural environment • Leave no trace of your visit and take your litter home • Keep dogs under effective control. Enjoy the outdoors • Plan ahead and be prepared • Follow advice and local signs

Leave gates and property as you find them and follow paths unless wider access is available.  Protect the natural environment • Leave no trace of your visit and take your litter home • Keep dogs under effective control. Enjoy the outdoors • Plan ahead and be prepared • Follow advice and local signs

Leave no trace of your visit and take your litter home • Keep dogs under effective control. Enjoy the outdoors • Plan ahead and be prepared • Follow advice and local signs

Enjoy the outdoors • Plan ahead and be prepared • Follow advice and local signs

The full version of the code can be found by clicking this link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/338299/countryside-code.pdf

Belting Round Belton in Rutland

Group: Leicestershire & Rutland Walking
Date: Sunday 25 September 2011
Start gridref: SK815012
Nearest town: Belton in Rutland
Start time: 10:30am
Grade: Moderate
Distance: 9 miles
Longer description: A walk taking in Launde Abbey, Leighfield and Ridlington. Meet outside main church in Belton.
Contact name: Ian A
Contact email: [email protected]
Postcode: LE15 9LB
Route: Belton in Rutland – Launde Abbey – Leigh Lodge – Ridlington

For more information click the link below:

www.ramblers.co.uk