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distance 13.79km Vertical gain +230m Vertical drop -228m 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 17.64km Vertical gain +163m Vertical drop -157m 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 19.7km Vertical gain +63m Vertical drop -63m 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.

distance 7.12km Vertical gain +34m Vertical drop -33m 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 11km Vertical gain +62m Vertical drop -66m 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 16.57km Vertical gain +92m Vertical drop -87m 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 4.52km Vertical gain +11m Vertical drop -11m 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 22.07km Vertical gain +150m Vertical drop -145m 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 7.09km Vertical gain +92m Vertical drop -75m 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 19.45km Vertical gain +257m Vertical drop -267m 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 17.54km Vertical gain +84m Vertical drop -77m 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.