Leicestershire walks

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distance 8.57mi Vertical gain +755ft Vertical drop -748ft duration 4h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Newtown Linford - Leicestershire

This circular walk in rural Leicestershire climbs two of the county's most popular hills - Old John and Beacon Hill. In addition, the route includes visits to Ulverscroft Priory and the pretty village of Newtown Linford.

distance 10.96mi Vertical gain +535ft Vertical drop -515ft duration 5h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Twyford and Thorpe - Leicestershire

This circular walk to the east of Leicester follows a section of the Leicestershire Round. The walk visits the villages of Somerby, Thorpe Satchville, Owston and, of course, Twyford.

distance 10.9mi Vertical gain +276ft Vertical drop -253ft duration 5h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Croft - Leicestershire

This Leicestershire walk explores the area to the west and north of the village of Croft, which lies to the south-east of Leicester. The walk uses paths and bridleways and a section of road walking to complete the route.

distance 12.09mi Vertical gain +843ft Vertical drop -876ft duration 6h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Tugby and Keythorpe - Leicestershire

This lengthy Leicestershire walk visits the rolling landscape to the south-east of Tugby to reach the village of Hallaton. The route turns west following the Leicestershire Round footpath to Glooston from where a return to the starts is made through Noseley and Rolleston. The walk follows generally well-marked paths and bridleways.

distance 4.41mi Vertical gain +302ft Vertical drop -246ft duration 2h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Billesdon - Leicestershire

A linear Leicestershire walk which uses paths and bridleways to explore the countryside to the south and east of the Billesdon. Return to the start can be made using Centrebus route 747 which has a regular service between Skeffington and Billesdon.

distance 13.71mi Vertical gain +492ft Vertical drop -476ft duration 6h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Long Whatton and Diseworth - Leicestershire

A lengthy Leicestershire walk in the north west of the county. The walk visits a number of historic villages using paths, lanes and a section of old railway line. There are some opportunities for refreshments during the walk.

distance 2.81mi Vertical gain +36ft Vertical drop -36ft duration 1h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Great Glen - Leicestershire

A short Leicestershire walk that explores the countryside to the south of Great Glen. The walk also includes a short section of the Grand Union Canal including Crane's Lock.

distance 10.3mi Vertical gain +302ft Vertical drop -285ft duration 4h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Long Whatton and Diseworth - Leicestershire

This Leicestershire walk explores the northwest of the county. The walk visits a number of historic villages using paths, lanes and a section of old railway line. There are some opportunities for refreshments during the walk.

distance 6.83mi Vertical gain +203ft Vertical drop -217ft duration 3h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Countesthorpe - Leicestershire

This Leicestershire walk explores the countryside and villages to the southeast of Countesthorpe. The route includes a section of the Leicestershire Round long distance footpath.

distance 4.43mi Vertical gain +112ft Vertical drop -108ft duration 2h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Countesthorpe - Leicestershire

A pleasant amble through the Leicestershire countryside that lies to the south of Countesthorpe. The route visits the village of Peatling Magna before heading north back to the start.

distance 12.24mi Vertical gain +207ft Vertical drop -207ft duration 5h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Rearsby - Leicestershire

This Leicestershire walk starts from the attractive village of Rearsby and explores the countryside and villages lying to the east. The route also includes a section of the Leicestershire Round.

Walking Hoby circular walk ( Download : PDF )
Hoby circular walk
distance 5.49mi Vertical gain +167ft Vertical drop -190ft duration 2h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hoby with Rotherby - Leicestershire

This walk is about 5.5 miles long, starting and ending at the village of Hoby. There are fine views across the undulating Leicestershire countryside from the elevated ground near Ragdale Hall. The route and footpaths are well maintained with visible waymarkers and only a few stiles. Most paths are across crop or pasture fields but note some fields may contain bullocks depending on the time of year.