Bradgate Park and Beacon Hill Day Walk
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Join Ade for this annual winter day walk to the fantastic former estate of Lady Jane Grey. This 10-11 mile hike takes us through the ancient woodland of Swithland Wood and out onto the deer-roaming moorland heights of Bradgate Park.
After visiting the ruins of Bradgate House, once belonging to the "Nine Day Queen", Lady Grey, we will climb up to the 18th century folly Old John Tower, with its famous Precambrian outcrops and amazing vista of Leicestershire. We then head on for a warming lunch at the Curzon Arms in the picturesque village of Woodhouse Eaves.
We walk off our lunch by heading off to nearby Beacon Hill, before returning through the village and back to Swithland wood.
To see The Curzon Arms menu go to http://thecurzonarms.com
mage credits: Bradgate Park Stag © National Forest Company used according to terms; Old John: © Duncharris used under licence; Bradgate Hall Ruins © MrkJohn used under licence. All other images © ODL members.
What to bring
Good walking shoes.
Head torch (not essential but could be helpful as the last 5 mins is in dark and the carpark has no lighting).
Food & drink
We are having a lunch at the pub.
If you want you can bring your own food and use the beer garden but it will be cold.