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Leicestershire Short Walks – 9

Somerby and  Burrough on the Hill 5 miles (8km)

Burrough Hill the Iron Age hill fort. The notice board gives you the historical information. It is now a popular place for flying model aircraft and kites. There are marvellous views from the top of these hills and pretty villages on route.

Seat at Punch Bowl Covert

Seat at Punch Bowl Covert

One very steep hill (installation of steps has made this climb easier) and one very muddy section of path (on the Dalby Hills permissive path). NB. Please note that the Dalby Hills permissive path is occasionally closed by the Ernest Cook trustees on Thursdays in the shooting season. You might need to make a detour by going further downhill to walk along the road. This adds a mile and a half to the route. A notice board informs you when the path is closed.

Please read the introduction to the original book updated for the web published walks.

The written description and map is a .pdf file which you can print and take with you on the walk.

Download walk 9 here (.pdf file 225kb)

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