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Leicestershire Round


Publication Type
Guidebook Spiral Bound
Leicestershire Footpath Association
Date Published
220 x 130 mm
Number of Pages
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Publisher's Information 2017

The official guidebook is arranged in sections, focusing on villages as stopping points; this means the route can easily be completed as a series of shorter walks, and is very handy when needing waterholes and resting places.

The Leicestershire Round guide takes you on a tour of 100 miles around the county. The route includes many highlights of Leicestershire, Charnwood Forest, Bradgate Park, Burrough Hill Iron Age Fort, Foxton Locks, Burbage Common and Bosworth Battlefield Centre. It visits pretty villages, varied countryside and passes through a part of the National Forest.

The guide offers a detailed description of the route alongside maps taken from the popular Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 maps. Photographs and text invite you to points of interest along the way. The book is spiral bound for ease of use in a protective map case. This 2017 guide is a complete update including minor alterations to the route.

The Round is on the doorstep of a large urban population including Leicester, Loughborough, Melton Mowbray, Market Harborough, Hinckley and Coalville. The section from Barwell to Frisby on the Wreake (40 miles) is especially easy to access by public transport.

The route has always had the support of Leicestershire County Council and is well maintained by them with the installation of gates, yellow topped posts and ditch crossings. The route is shown as a Recreational Route on Ordnance Survey maps. Distinctive waymarking is now carried out by wardens, coordinated by the LFA.

Paths Covered by this Publication:

164 km / 102 miles

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