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Boot print with path nameIvanhoe Way


58 km / 36 miles
A route around the north-western area of the county including Charnwood Forest and Ashby-de-la-Zouch. The novel 'Ivanhoe' by Sir Walter Scott, written in 1819 and set in 12th century England, used the castle at Ashby and the surrounding countryside as its setting.

The start of the route at Shakerstone links with the Leicestershire Round.

(August 2020) Update - According to Leicestershire County Council's website, there is a temporary diversion around the Bardon Hill Quarry area (see pdf download below). Although they don't offer a specific alternative route, please be aware that you should be prepared to take a different course on this section.


Waymark: Boot print with path name
Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Boot print with path name
Attributes: Average Gradients
Start and Finish: SK376067 - Shackerstone, Leicestershire View on StreetMap

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

External download Ivanhoe Way  (Leicestershire County Council ) Download
External download Leicestershire CC - Bardon Hill Footpath Closures  (Leicestershire County Council ) Download


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 128, 129, 140
OS Landranger Active 128, 129, 140
OS Explorer 232, 233, 245
OS Explorer Active 232, 233, 245

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GPX Route File
Ivanhoe Way GPX Exchange Format Route File
Last Updated 26/01/2021 23:27:01
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MemoryMap Route File
Ivanhoe Way Memory Map Route File
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Tracklogs Route File
Ivanhoe Way Tracklogs Route file
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Route Profile:

58.5 km (36.4 miles)
760 m (2,493 ft) ascent
249 m (817 ft)  maximum height

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