32 Short Walks
of the Leicestershire Round
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Walk 1 of 32 - 5 miles
Woodhouse Eaves church stands on a rock cave. Swithland Woods are an excellent place to spot flowers, trees, birds and rocks.
Walk 2 of 32 - 4 miles
Broombriggs Farm was given to the County Council in 1970. The farm trail notice boards give interesting information about farming, and the views from the top are magnificent.
Walk 3 of 32 - 5 miles
From Rabbits Bridge you can walk a little way to have a fine view of Swithland reservoir or wait to watch regular steam trains passing at weekends.
Hoby - Brooksby
Walk 4 of 32 - 5.5 miles
Mainly meadowland, with some crop fields. Pretty villages in the Wreake valley and fine views from the higher ridge between Brooksby and Rearsby.
Frisby - Hoby
Walk 5 of 32 - 8 miles
The River Wreake winds very prettily by Hoby and Brooksby. Rotherby village has pretty houses, an interesting church, the city greenhouses, but no public facilities.
Ashby Folville & Barsby
Walk 6 of 32 - 4 miles
This is a very easy walk, mostly pasture, all paths well used and clearly defined on the ground
Thorpe Satchville - Twyford
Walk 7 of 32 - 5 miles
This lovely walk starts at the pretty village of Ashby Folville near a good pub. It begins with an easy section of the Leicestershire Round through interesting countryside to the village of Thorpe Satchville.
Walk 8 of 32 - 5.5 miles
Quiet road, track, pasture. The route between Burrough on the Hill village and Thorpe Satchville is usually ploughed. There are some quite steep inclines. (This is hilly countryside!)
Walk 9 of 32 - 5 miles
One very steep hill (installation of steps has made this climb easy) and one very muddy section of path (on the Dalby Hills permissive path). Lovely views and pretty villages.
Walk 10 of 32 - 5 miles
A very pleasant walk through rolling hill farm and pasture land of east Leicestershire, a landscape of small grass fields and low hills, well waymarked, with no difficult stiles.
Walk 11 of 32 - 5 or 9 miles
Hilly, with lovely views over wooded countryside. The walk goes beside the little River Chater and then up and over the Ridlington Ridge on farm tracks. Rutland Water can be seen from the top of the ridge.
Walk 12 of 32 - 6 miles
Ups and downs, with good views across open country
Walk 13 of 32 - 3.5 miles
A walk through the wide open spaces of east Leicestershire with good views and two interesting villages. The hills are mainly downhill!
Walk 14 of 32 - 5 miles
A mix of pasture and arable fields. Lots of hills, with com-pensatingly fine views from the high ground. Hallaton sits very prettily in a hollow to the east of its old castle site.
Walk 15 of 32 - 4 miles
The church in Glooston is much restored. Its graveyard is massed with aconites and snowdrops in early spring.
Undulating. Good views.
Thorpe, East & Church Langton
Walk 16 of 32 - 5 miles
A climb up the Caudle then gently downhill and flattish. This is pasture country with very pretty villages. Views over the Welland valley towards the wooded hills of Northamptonshire.
Gumley - Foxton Locks
Walk 17 of 32 - 3 or 5 miles
A lovely mix of canal towpath then hilly pasture land. The walk is pleasantly varied offering good views over the Leicestershire countryside.
Walk 18 of 32 - 4 miles
Quite steepish hills across lovely pasture land with beautiful views then a quiet reservoir lane
Shearsby - Fleckney
Walk 19 of 32 - 7 miles
The Leicestershire Round from Saddington to Shearsby then through undulating pastoral countryside, skirting Fleckney.
Walk 20 of 32 - 4 miles
Shearsby has a thatched yeoman's house by the church. The nearby Bath Hotel is a reminder that there was once a salt spring here, and it was hoped that it could become a prosperous medicinal spa.
Walk 21 of 32 - 6 miles
In Peatling Parva on the path which leads from opposite the church to the back of the hall you can see llamas in the field. All the villages have lovely buildings.
Walk 22 of 32 - 4.5 miles
A well-tracked and slightly hilly walk that takes you past the old moat near the church at Ashby and the Old Hall at Willoughby.
Walk 23 of 32 - 4.5 miles
Easy walking with good views. Look for Frolesworth almshouses, founded in 1725 with ten later ones added in 1760 by Baron John Smith, a local boy who remembered his birth place in a generous and practical way.
Walk 24 of 32 - 5 miles
From the beautifully proportioned church at Claybrook Parva through gently undulating countryside for a tranquil walk from High Cross along the old Fosse Way, then across pasture fields to return via Claybrook Magna.
Aston Flamville - Sapcote
Walk 25 of 32 - 8 miles
Easy walking in rather flat, mixed pasture and arable land, with some beautiful open areas and lovely woodland tracks.
Walk 26 of 32 - 5 miles
Nice wide views in gently undulating countryside, looking over to Earl Shilton, Barwell and Stapleford church spires.
Walk 27 of 32 - 4 miles
Market Bosworth has shops, pubs, tea rooms and a market. It provides a marvellous display of flowers in the Leicestershire in Bloom competition.
Level open country with woods and lakes.
Walk 28 of 32 - 5 miles
Beautiful countryside, in hilly arable land with superb views from the high ground. It can be a difficult walk as there are stiles wet and muddy areas. Also, beware of electric fences put up by farmers across their fields.
Barton in the Beans
Walk 29 of 32 - 5 miles
Carlton village has a church with a quaint bell tower and pretty village houses. Shackerstone has a castle site. The canal has colourful boats. There is a railway museum and it is possible to take rides on the steam trains.
Bagworth & Barlestone
Walk 30 of 32 - 5 miles
This is former mining country, now part of the National Forest. The reclaimed spoil heaps are newly planted with trees. There are attractive views from the higher ground.
Walk 31 of 32 - 3 or 6 miles
Undulating ground over a mixture of meadow and arable land. The waymarking is good and the route not difficult to follow.