Leicestershire Round in Pub Walks Day 5 – The Rising Sun, Shackerstone

Platform at Shackerstone Railway Station
Coffee and Cake at the railway station. One of the few places open for snacks as long as you stay outside.

SUNDAY 24TH MAY 2020 – THE RISING SUN, SHACKERSTONE

DETAILS

Today’s walk started and finished at the Rising Sun, Shackerstone. The total length was approximately 13.8 miles and I’ve ticked off another 6.5 miles of the Leicestershire Round. After leaving Shackerstone, along the Ashby Canal towpath for a few yards, the route turns right and joins up with the Ivanhoe Way leisure route for a while. Mostly fields and farm tracks we’ll meander our way through Odstone, Nailstone and Bagworth. After Bagworth, the route leaves the Ivanhoe Way in favour of The National Forest way until we arrived at our coffee/lunch stop at Thornton Reservoir.

Route Map for pub walk starting and finishing at the Rising Sun, Shackerstone

After our coffee/lunch break, we back-tracked along the Round for a short stretch and then headed South West through Barlestone and Barton in the Beans on the way back to Shackerstone. Although the Red Lion was closed as a pub, it was still doing some take away food including pizzas on some evenings and Sunday lunches on Sunday afternoon.

Why Not Join Me

All of my walks are open to anyone to join me for any part or the whole gig. Just message me beforehand to let me know you’re coming in case my plans change at all. Even if you don’t fancy walking you can join me at one of the stops to enjoy a drink, snack, meal or all three! 🙂

Check out my upcoming walks to find details of other walks I’m planning soon.

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