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Corby Glen, DEEPINGS group

Wednesday Walking in Corby Glen

Five NWR Deepings ladies met to enjoy the sunshine on a gentle circular walk in Corby Glen. Located on the A151 between Bourne and Colsterworth A1. This is the first outing for a new monthly walking group.

Lily's Lavendar Hut shop and tiny tearoom. Corby Glen Market Cross - come here for Sheep Fair market. Corby Glen Village Hall St John the Evangelist Church North wall in nave Willoughby Gallery - public library and art exhibition spaces

Our Deepings NWR walking group chose Lily’s for incredible sweet and savoury refreshments at the tiny tearoom and shop after a gentle circular route exploring Corby Glen – it’s history, nature and architecture.

At the 12th – 15th Century St John The Evangelist church we were lucky to get a personal tour of the medieval murals (from the newly appointed rural Dean), that survived the Reformation by whitewashing only to be discovered in 1938. Although pale these are really worth seeing above the lovely box pews. It is a peaceful place and the churchyard looks out across a green and pleasant land. We also wondered at the Catholic Church well hidden from the main road. Corby Glen is full of Grade II listed buildings and has an agricultural vibe. A second tea room and two pubs also make this a great place to spend time. Look out for the annual ancient Sheep Fair dating back over 800 years. In April, the Willoughby Gallery – art exhibition and library reading room re-opens for the season. The locals clearly enjoy a gorgeous bowls club situated behind the gallery.

Near to the A1, on the A151. Please turn off and visit the village.

Drier weather will mean you can take advantage of the various public footpaths that lead out from the village eastwards towards Irnham or westwards towards Burton Coggles.

There is a Pick Your Own flower farm just beyond the village that opens to the public in April. https://www.facebook.com/thepickingpatch/