Yet another contrast in landscape. The very pretty village of Easton-on-the-Hill, to the left, and the vast expanse of Britain’s largest open-cast cement works, at Ketton, on the right. These villages are less than two miles apart.

Ketton should not be dismissed so easily, ‘though - Left; the approach, Middle - the doctors’ surgery at Gleeston, an annex, and Left - Ketton itself with the beautiful, three-arch stone bridge.

But just to rub salt into the wound - the little black line in the mid-left of the photo is Ketton’s ‘Castle Cement’s’ processing yard. Two times the size of a football pitch. All you can see in the foreground is evidence of the open-cast mining.

Stop by this beautiful old wind pump and you will have walked 45 1/2 miles

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