Come and join the Belton rangers on this Remembrance Day Walk and enjoy a tour of the WW1 Machine Gun Site, visit the Commonwealth War Graves at Londonthorpe, ascend Bellmount Tower to learn about its role in the war, and chat about the original Home of the RAF Regiment.
Belton Estate was vital for preparing the Armed Forces' fighting skills. Two Units, in particular, were: the Machine Gun Corp (MGC) and the RAF Regiment.
Unlike the wilderness of Dartmoor or Catterick, Belton had its own challenges. Soldiers trained for war and adapted for current operations. Combat skill proficiency and expertise can make the difference between winning and losing. Being the best was essential.
We know no fear or favour. We’re not given to palaver. We’re never known to waiver. We’re the MGC.
- Distance: 8 Km Total Ascent: 122 Metres
- Accessibility: Grass, muddy, rutted paths, and sloping ground. There are two stiles to negotiate.
- Please note: dogs are not permitted on this walk due to grazing livestock.