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HOMEPAGE Midland Scenes42. A Leicestershire circular walk to Horninghold village from the pretty village of Hallaton in the countryside of Leicestershire

 

 

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Bewicke Arms Eastgate Hallaton - Horninghold circular walk, Leicestershire Hallaton - Horninghold circular walk, Leicestershire

The Bewicke Arms, Eastgate, Hallaton, near where we parked to start the walk.

 

War Memorial old conical butter cross in High Street Hallaton - Horninghold circular walk, Leicestershire

The War Memorial and old conical butter cross in High Street, Hallaton

 

Thatched cottages Hallaton - Horninghold circular walk, Leicestershire Hallaton - Horninghold circular walk, Leicestershire

Thatched cottages in Hallaton

 

Hallaton - Horninghold circular walk, Leicestershire

Looking down High Street to the Parish Church of St Michael & All Angels in Hallaton

 

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Walking up to High Street, Hallaton, towards the Fox Inn.

 

Hallaton - Horninghold circular walk, Leicestershire

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Fox Inn Hallaton - Horninghold circular walk, Leicestershire Hallaton - Horninghold circular walk, Leicestershire

The Fox Inn by the village duck pond.

You start the walk just down from the Fox Inn, Hallaton and take a somewhat 'hidden' (*), footpath down out of the village of Hallaton.

(* There was no footpath sign directly on the road and the footpath start is set back from the road)

 

Hallaton - Horninghold circular walk, Leicestershire Hallaton - Horninghold circular walk, Leicestershire

You head east (actually NEE) across the fields towards the village of Horninghold.

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parish Church of St Peter Horninghold circular walk, Leicestershire

The parish Church of St Peter, Horninghold

 

Hallaton - Horninghold circular walk, Leicestershire

The old cottage by St Peter's Church, Horninghold

 

Hallaton - Horninghold circular walk, Leicestershire

 

Hallaton - Horninghold circular walk, Leicestershire

St Peter's is a fine looking medieval church in the small village of Horninghold

It is a fine example of a 12th century church that was NOT remodelled in Victorian times.

 

Hallaton - Horninghold circular walk, Leicestershire

There is a fine looking building by St Peter's Church, Horninghold.

 

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Interior of St Peters' Church Horninghold circular walk, Leicestershire

The interior of St Peters' Church, Horninghold.

 

Hallaton - Horninghold circular walk, Leicestershire

 

Hallaton - Horninghold circular walk, Leicestershire Hallaton - Horninghold circular walk, Leicestershire

The font and altar of St Peter's Church, Horninghold

 

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Hallaton - Horninghold circular walk, Leicestershire

A fine looking house in the centre of Horninghold Village

 

Hallaton - Horninghold circular walk, Leicestershire

Cedar Cottage in the centre of Horninghold Village

 

Hallaton - Horninghold circular walk, Leicestershire

You then head almost due north along an old county road to Fearn Farm.

 

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Fearn Farm where you turn sharp left to head south-west back to Hallaton Village.

 

Hallaton - Horninghold circular walk, Leicestershire

 

Hallaton - Horninghold circular walk, Leicestershire

 

Hallaton - Horninghold circular walk, Leicestershire Hallaton - Horninghold circular walk, Leicestershire
Hallaton - Horninghold circular walk, Leicestershire Hallaton - Horninghold circular walk, Leicestershire

About half-way between Fearn Farm and Hallaton you cross over the old track bed of the disused railway Melton Mowbray - Market Harborough railway.

 

Hallaton - Horninghold circular walk, Leicestershire Hallaton - Horninghold circular walk, Leicestershire

You finally end up by the duck pond and Fox Inn at the top end of Hallaton Village.

 

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cottages on High Street Hallaton - Horninghold circular walk, Leicestershire

Some nice cottages on High Street, Hallaton

 

Hallaton - Horninghold circular walk, Leicestershire

Back to the War Memorial and Butter Cross, and crossed he road fro refreshments in the Hare Pie Cafe, in the yard of the Bewicke Arms, Hallaton

 

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Hallaton - Horninghold circular walk, Leicestershire The Hare Pie Cafe, Hallaton village is a good place to eat, especially outside on a fine summer's day!
Hare Pie Cafe Hallaton - Horninghold circular walk, Leicestershire Hallaton - Horninghold circular walk, Leicestershire

 

Hallaton - Horninghold circular walk, Leicestershire

We then walked down High Street to the impressive medieval church in Hallaton

 

entrance to the Church of St Michael and All Angels Hallaton - Horninghold circular walk, Leicestershire

The entrance to the Church of St Michael and All Angels, Hallaton

Most of what you see in the church today dates from the 13th, 14th and 15th century.

 

graveyard of Church of St Michael and All Angels Hallaton - Horninghold circular walk, Leicestershire

The graveyard of Church of St Michael and All Angels, Hallaton.

 

spire and porch south entrance of Church of St Michael and All Angels Hallaton - Horninghold circular walk, Leicestershire

The spire and south entrance of Church of St Michael and All Angels, Hallaton.

 

Hallaton - Horninghold circular walk, Leicestershire

The south porch entrance to Church of St Michael and All Angels, Hallaton.

 

interior of the nave, Church of St Michael and All Angels Hallaton - Horninghold circular walk, Leicestershire

The interior of the nave, Church of St Michael and All Angels, Hallaton.

 

fine 'Norman' carving on the capitals of the nave pillars of Church of St Michael and All Angels Hallaton - Horninghold circular walk, Leicestershire Hallaton - Horninghold circular walk, Leicestershire

Some fine 'Norman' carving on the capitals of the nave pillars of Church of St Michael and All Angels, Hallaton.

 

stained glass windows and altar in the chancel of Church of St Michael and All Angels Hallaton - Horninghold circular walk, Leicestershire

Some of the stained glass windows and altar in the chancel of Church of St Michael and All Angels, Hallaton.

 

Hallaton - Horninghold circular walk, Leicestershire

 

Hallaton - Horninghold circular walk, Leicestershire

Looking west down the nave of Church of St Michael and All Angels, Hallaton.

 

Hallaton - Horninghold circular walk, Leicestershire

The arches of the north aisle of Church of St Michael and All Angels, Hallaton.

 

Hallaton - Horninghold circular walk, Leicestershire

Looking east down the nave of Church of St Michael and All Angels, Hallaton.

 

Hallaton - Horninghold circular walk, Leicestershire Hallaton - Horninghold circular walk, Leicestershire
curious carved heads on the font of Church of St Michael and All Angels Hallaton - Horninghold circular walk, Leicestershire The curious carved heads on the Norman font of the Church of St Michael and All Angels, Hallaton. Two are human figures and two are demons! Its not difficult to work out which is which!
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Hallaton - Horninghold circular walk, Leicestershire

The fine looking house by the side of Church of St Michael and All Angels, Hallaton.


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