Walk 10 – Field Head
This walk takes about 90 minutes leisurely, is not suitable for buggies and can be muddy. It can be started from Fieldhead or Markfield.
Starting from the Fieldhead public house take the road towards Newtown Linford. Look for a footpath on your left and take it.
The path takes a hard right turn then passes through paddocks.
You eventually approach some stables where you are likely to attract the attention of barking dogs. Do not go through the gate past them. Instead turn left and left again and follow the path round the field edge.
As you follow this you come to some new woodlands on your right which can be explored but our route carries straight on passing more mature woodlands on your left.
The grass track then goes through a hedge line across the fields to enter an area of scrub and trees bearing to your left.
This stretch is a bit overgrown but passable with care. Since you left the stables, you have actually been walking along part of a 100 mile long distance footpath: the Leicestershire Round.
You follow this path as it finds its way through the trees and to the A50 trunk road where there is an underpass which brings you out onto Leicester Road in Markfield.
Turn left here and walk downhill back to Fieldhead.
If walking from Markfield we would suggest doing the walk in reverse.