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Walks in Leicestershire
Images of Leicestershire

Leicestershire is a lovely county to go walking in as there is so much variety and lots to discover. From old hill forts and burial cairns to medieval castles and on to our more recent industrial heritage the middle county of England has examples of all. The walks on these pages feature a bit of everything like the splendid baronial castle of Belvoir or the simple hill fort on Burrough Hill. Old dismantled railways can be found across the county and many canals are maintained as pleasure waterways now rather than the industrial revolution arteries of the past. There is much beauty in the countryside too and for a county not noted for high country there are many interesting hills to climb. Ascend one yourself and take in the tremendous view.

The Walks:  
Ashby Folville, Thorpe Satchville and Twyford A Leicestershire walk of nearly seven miles in old foxhunting country; thankfully quieter now for man and beast.
Bradgate Country Park, Beacon Hill & Swithland Wood A walk near the northern outskirts of Leicester through a series of country parks with two hilltops providing excellent views.
A rural walk near to Belvoir Castle A circular tour of 21 miles around the Duke of Rutland's ancestral home, Belvoir Castle.
Hunting Walk from Nether Broughton to Old Dalby A short and relatively easy circular walk of eight miles on the Notts & Leicestershire boundary.
Bottesford to Grantham (along Grantham Canal) A nine miles linear rural walk between county boundaries from Leicestershire into Lincolnshire.
Leicestershire Villages A north Leicestershire villages exploration of thirteen and a half miles of Allexton, Hallaton, Medbourne and Blaston.
Rutland Water, Greetham & Exton A eleven and half mile country walk in evocative Rutlandshire from Rutland Water to Greetham and Exton.
Great Glen, Grand Union Canal and Newton Harcourt Not to be confused with Scotland's Great Glen, this is a much more sedate offering of five miles in rural Leicestershire.
Sutton Cheyney, Bosworth Field, Ashby Canal and Market Bosworth Walk on the site of the defining battle of the Wars of the Roses and stoll along a canal during this Leicestershire walk.
Thorpe Satchville, Burrough Hill and Somerby A lovely Leicestershire walk from Thorpe Satchville to the site of an iron age hill fort and then in rolling landscapes.
   
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