Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

Short Walks in Melton Mowbray

I went over to Melton Mowbray recently to lead two short Guided Walks.

I had been asked to do this by Sue Gowans, in order to help promote the Melton Mowbray Country Fair on Sunday 25th June. The walks took place on a busy Saturday, when not only was the normal market in operation, there was a farmers’ market too, celebrating Market Towns Week.

Melton Mowbray is famous for a number of things. It is the world capital of hand raised pork pies and Stilton cheese.

It has a long history of involvement in fox hunting, which was for a while the main reason for the town’s prosperity.

And it has a magnificent parish church, of cathedral-like proportions, where the young Malcolm Sargent, a Stamford boy, was choirmaster and organist.

I do, of course, lead Guided Walks from time to time in Melton. Watch out for the next one!