TUGBY TOWER 24 HOUR RELAY WALK 2016
Approximately 50 miles
Section 1 – Tugby to Welham – 8.62 miles
Depart 16.00 hours from St Thomas Becket Church, Tugby
Arrive at Section 2 at approx 20.00 hours
Start – St Thomas a Beckett Church, Tugby
Turn right out of the church gates and follow the road past the Fox and Hounds and through the village on the Hallaton Road.
Go straight over the crossroads along the single track road, pass Keythorpe Lakes Farm on the left and continue uphill. The road becomes a track after you pass the large house on the right. Continue on this track until you come to a t junction – turn left and then immediately right onto a grass track. This is waymarked and continues to Cranoe.
At Cranoe turn right and follow this road into Glooston.
At Glooston go straight over the crossroads and continue as far as the Old Bard Pub/Village Hall.
Take the lane to the right of the village hall and follow this track for about a mile until you reach farm buildings on the right. Turn left and continue on this field road into Stonton Wyville.
Follow the road through Stonton until you reach the Hallaton-Langton Road. Go straight over and onto an unmetalled road. After about 50 yards follow a bridleway sign to ‘Welham, 2 miles’. The track goes uphill and is well waymarked. Follow the waymarks with a blue arrow.
Turn left at the first waymark and keeping a hedge on your right continue to a handgate, through the gate and turn right, passing a trig point on the right. Ahead is a waymark showing two routes.
Keep to the top of the hill and stick to the blue arrows. Go through a handgate and look for a waymark diagonally at the left hand corner of the field ahead, then straight on across the next field.
Turn left and follow this ridge down to Welham.
There are series of large fox/badger/rabbit holes along the length of this ridge so please take care.
SECTION 2 – Welham to Fearn Farm – 8.31 miles
Depart at approx. 20.00
Arrive at Section 3 at approx. 24.00
Turn left onto Thorpe Langton Road. Follow this road into and straight through Welham.
Pass the The Red Lion on the left and take the right hand road to Slawston.
Turn right at the T junction in Slawston and turn left at the next fork in the road towards Blaston.
Follow this lane towards Blaston, passing the church on the right and continue until you reach a footpath sign on the right.
Walk straight across this field until you reach a field road. Turn right and continue to a crossroads.
Turn left and follow this road towards Medbourne, take first left, then first right and continue into Medbourne.
Cross the ford by bridge and walk straight through the churchyard to the Uppingham road. Turn left. Continue through the village, cross the old railway bridge and on the outskirts of the village turn left onto a field road to Blaston.
Follow this road into Blaston. You will pass a church on the left and an old ducking pool on the right.