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HAMBLETON PENINSULA AND THE HORSESHOE CASTLE WALK | APPROX 8 MILES
December 15, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm GMT
MEETING PLACE: Burley Road Long Stay Car Park – which is free on a Sunday
WALK LEADER: Julia Doherty
ABOUT THE WALK – grade: Moderate Route
This is an unusual walk and if you like horses then you may enjoy the weird castle that holds hundreds of huge, centuries-old horseshoes which adorn the walls of this nontraditional 12th-century castle. But before we see the castle we will enjoy a fantstic circular walk around the Hambleton Peninsula.
This walk is surrounded on three sides by Rutland Water. The route gives lovely views across the reservoir the whole way round. You'll have chance to see plenty of wildfowl and the route also passes through two woodlands. The walk has several steady climbs including one fairly long climb at the end. There are no stiles but several gates including at least one kissing gate. The start of the walk includes crossing a sheep pasture (which can be muddy) but the rest of the walk follows a well made stone track all the way round.
WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU
- Good walking shoes or wellies.
- Good outdoor clothing for this time of year.
- A drink and snacks.
- A packed lunch
VIDEO: To be advised when a risk asssement has been created
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
There are no permissions expressed or implied by the Adventure Geek organisers. Participants make use of the facilities at their own risk and without express permission from the Adventure Geek organisers.
Walking is a physically active sport. If you have any doubts about your abilities, you should always seek advice from your GP before embarking on an Adventure Geek walk.
By registering for an event you accept that you do so entirely at your own risk and that it is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and able to take part in the event. We regroup often and our walks cater for all levels of fitness.
Children under the age of 16 years old are the responsibility of their parents or guardians and need to be accompanied at all times before, during and after the walk.
Adventure Geek volunteers do not accept responsibility for injury, loss and damage sustained by a participant unless the above injury, loss and damage are proven to have been caused as a direct result of negligence on the part of the organisers.
Dogs are welcome on the majority of our walks, however, we kindly ask that only one dog per walker and that the welfare of the animal remains your responsibility throughout your walk. On occasion, we may add a note of “No dogs allowed” on specific walks (usually those with cattle), please respect this note.