On a nice afternoon, I decided to inspect a new foot plank which has dealt with a recurrent problem of stepping off the stile into water which goes over the top of your boots. This problem had been on the Leicestershire Round between Leire and Frolesworth on footpath W70.
New foot plank erected by LCC
The above photograph shows the plank in position. You will notice from the next two photographs a field of oil seed rape is gradually encroaching onto the footpath making it difficult for walkers to pass along the footpath. The first photograph below illustrates the footpath when walking from Frolesworth towards Leire. You can just see Leire Church just to the left of the footpath waymark post. The next photograph was taken walking westwards from Leire and a tractor has been driven along the correct line of the footpath BUT no proper width has been left for walkers. As you emerge onto the Leire to Frolesworth Road the footpath sign post is missing but was found lying down in the road side hedge covered by foliage. The missing way marker post has already been reported to LCC. and the encroaching rape crop will be reported.
Looking towards Leire.
Looking westwards from Leire