Market HarboroughUppingham

Marupp two
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Leaving Harborough through a housing estate to avoid the busy road you get a good view over Great Bowden and your route to the north east at the top of the hill. There is a pub and village shop in Great Bowden centre but the route takes you to the west of this passing underneath the main London railway line and through a quieter part of the village (sporadic pavements) onto Welham Lane.
Welham Lane has no pavements but is closed to traffic where is crosses the River Welland so has little traffic apart from cyclists and pedestrians. You can follow it all the way to Welham where there is a pub if you require it.
Leaving Welham, take the footpath opposite the pub and follow the river until you meet the bridge for the dismantled railway line, turning right and going straight across Green Lane through cow/sheep fields until you reach the Medbourne to Ashley road (the B664 which you will briefly come across a lot for the rest of this route). This 200 yard section along the B road doesn't have a pavement and can get busy, so take care.
Upon entering Medbourne, instead of following the road over Medbourne Brook, turn left immediately before the bridge past the pub and cafe and follow the old tow path besides the water. When you reach the ford, cross the packhorse bridge ahead of you and keep left when you enter the church yard. Pass the Village Shop and Post Office and turn left on Main Street.
At the end of the village continue along the B road over the old railway bridge (no footpath) and where the road turns to the north west turn left downhill onto the Field Road. Follow this all the way to Blaston (no facilities) where you turn right through the hamlet. When the road starts to drop into the valley to cross the stream, stay to the left up the farm track to Blaston Lodge. The public footpath takes you up the stone track to an easy to miss gap in the hawthorn hedge and across the field, however if instead you follow the mud track to the right (to the left of the trees) you will follow the stream (in the valley to your right) to arrive back on the public footpath at the far side of the field.
Follow the public footpath across a field and along the far side uphill to the left until you can turn right at the junction of four fields and join the lane after passing the farmers wind turbine to your right.
At the lane turn left until you reach the road corner at which point turn right after admiring the view and follow the path down hill to Stockerston village (no facilities).
Cross straight over the B road and take the footpath directly opposite keeping to the left where the paths split as you cross the stream. At the end of the path you once again reach the B road and this time you need to walk a short way up the hill to continue on the path on the other side.
Once again you will reach the B road and this time turn left (after turning round to look at the view back to the previous viewpoint) and take the footpath which is at the entrance to the farm. This footpath starts uphill but soon levels out along a fairly ordinary flat and straight path, but it avoids walking along the uninteresting B road with no pavement.
However you will return to the B road once again at the end of this path where the pavement starts soon afterwards.
This road continues straight to your end point, but it is worth following the route shown here and turning right down Gipsy Hollow Lane so that you can get the enjoyment of following the footpath on your left past the playing fields and through the wooded valley arriving back in Uppingham at the point where it starts to get a bit more interesting

Leaving Harborough through a housing estate to avoid the busy road you get a good view over Great Bowden and your route to the north east at the top of the hill. There is a pub and village shop in Great Bowden centre but the route takes you to the west of this passing underneath the main London railway line and through a quieter part of the village (sporadic pavements) onto Welham Lane.
Welham Lane has no pavements but is closed to traffic where is crosses the River Welland so has little traffic apart from cyclists and pedestrians. You can follow it all the way to Welham where there is a pub if you require it.
Leaving Welham, take the footpath opposite the pub and follow the river until you meet the bridge for the dismantled railway line, turning right and going straight across Green Lane through cow/sheep fields until you reach the Medbourne to Ashley road (the B664 which you will briefly come across a lot for the rest of this route). This 200 yard section along the B road doesn't have a pavement and can get busy, so take care.
Upon entering Medbourne, instead of following the road over Medbourne Brook, turn left immediately before the bridge past the pub and cafe and follow the old tow path besides the water. When you reach the ford, cross the packhorse bridge ahead of you and keep left when you enter the church yard. Pass the Village Shop and Post Office and turn left on Main Street.
At the end of the village continue along the B road over the old railway bridge (no footpath) and where the road turns to the north west turn left downhill onto the Field Road. Follow this all the way to Blaston (no facilities) where you turn right through the hamlet. When the road starts to drop into the valley to cross the stream, stay to the left up the farm track to Blaston Lodge. The public footpath takes you up the stone track to an easy to miss gap in the hawthorn hedge and across the field, however if instead you follow the mud track to the right (to the left of the trees) you will follow the stream (in the valley to your right) to arrive back on the public footpath at the far side of the field.
Follow the public footpath across a field and along the far side uphill to the left until you can turn right at the junction of four fields and join the lane after passing the farmers wind turbine to your right.
At the lane turn left until you reach the road corner at which point turn right after admiring the view and follow the path down hill to Stockerston village (no facilities).
Cross straight over the B road and take the footpath directly opposite keeping to the left where the paths split as you cross the stream. At the end of the path you once again reach the B road and this time you need to walk a short way up the hill to continue on the path on the other side.
Once again you will reach the B road and this time turn left (after turning round to look at the view back to the previous viewpoint) and take the footpath which is at the entrance to the farm. This footpath starts uphill but soon levels out along a fairly ordinary flat and straight path, but it avoids walking along the uninteresting B road with no pavement.
However you will return to the B road once again at the end of this path where the pavement starts soon afterwards.
This road continues straight to your end point, but it is worth following the route shown here and turning right down Gipsy Hollow Lane so that you can get the enjoyment of following the footpath on your left past the playing fields and through the wooded valley arriving back in Uppingham at the point where it starts to get a bit more interesting

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Market Harborough
Grid RefSP7335087258
Lat / Lon 52.47835° / -0.92143°
Easting / Northing473,350E / 287,258N
What3Wordssnowy.throw.swept
Uppingham
Grid RefSP8662399661
Lat / Lon 52.58788° / -0.72282°
Easting / Northing486,623E / 299,661N
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Ascent

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Descent

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