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distance 10.9mi Vertical gain +276ft Vertical drop -253ft Durée 5h15 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Croft (Leicestershire) - 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.

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distance 4.43mi Vertical gain +112ft Vertical drop -108ft Durée 2h10 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.

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distance 6.83mi Vertical gain +203ft Vertical drop -217ft Durée 3h20 Moderate Moderate
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.

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distance 2.81mi Vertical gain +36ft Vertical drop -36ft Durée 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.

Walking Ashby Local Walk ( Download : )
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Ashby Local Walk
distance 6.8mi Vertical gain +308ft Vertical drop -322ft Durée 3h25 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Cold Ashby - Northamptonshire

My favourite ramble which begins and ends at St Denys Church, Cold Ashby. This is a proper ramble with both hard and soft surfaces and good views from Honey Hill.

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distance 7.47mi Vertical gain +197ft Vertical drop -223ft Durée 3h35 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Market Bosworth - Leicestershire

Walk through the small market town of Market Bosworth, a stroll by the canal, and a walk through fields that may have been fought over in the Battle of Bosworth; the last significant battle of the war of the roses in 1485.

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Elkington, Grand Union Canal & Cold Ashby from Winwick
distance 12.89mi Vertical gain +738ft Vertical drop -709ft Durée 6h35 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Winwick (Northamptonshire) - Northamptonshire

A lengthy Northamptonshire walk that explores the countryside to the north-west of Northampton. The route uses a section of the Jurassic Way, the towpath of Grand Union Canal, fields paths and country lanes. Winwick is a small rural community of some 40 souls, according to their website, situated off the A428 north of West Haddon and west of Northampton.

Walking Old John & Beacon Hill ( Download : )
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Old John & Beacon Hill
distance 8.57mi Vertical gain +755ft Vertical drop -748ft Durée 4h35 Moderate Moderate
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.

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distance 4.41mi Vertical gain +302ft Vertical drop -246ft Durée 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.

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distance 12.09mi Vertical gain +843ft Vertical drop -876ft Durée 6h15 Moderate Moderate
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.

Walking Ryton Wood ( Download : )
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distance 1.1mi Vertical gain +62ft Vertical drop -62ft Durée 0h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Ryton-on-Dunsmore - Warwickshire

The Warwickshire countryside is filled with an abundance of beautiful plants, birds, animals and bugs all year round – particularly in the spring and summer.

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distance 12.24mi Vertical gain +207ft Vertical drop -207ft Durée 5h50 Moderate Moderate
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.

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distance 10.96mi Vertical gain +535ft Vertical drop -515ft Durée 5h30 Moderate Moderate
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.

Walking Flecknoe-Braunston ( Download : )
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distance 8.55mi Vertical gain +318ft Vertical drop -292ft Durée 4h15 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Wolfhampcote - Warwickshire

Lovely circular route on paths, bridleways and canal.

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distance 5.21mi Vertical gain +157ft Vertical drop -148ft Durée 2h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hunningham - Warwickshire

This walk goes across mostly flat open countryside between Hunningham and Weston under Wetherley. The first part of the walk follows a very short section of the Millennium Way. This is the walk 8 from the 44 composing the Millenium Way.

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distance 6.35mi Vertical gain +79ft Vertical drop -72ft Durée 3h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Long Itchington - Warwickshire

A lovely walk from Long Itchington, a village with 7 pubs nearby! it goes over open fields and back along a stretch of the Grand Union Canal. This is walk 26 from the 44 composing the Millenium Way.

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distance 5.27mi Vertical gain +108ft Vertical drop -112ft Durée 2h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Long Itchington - Warwickshire

This is an attractive walk encompassing some delightful canal towpaths, mostly flat through countryside and woodland near the lovely villages of Long Itchington and Stockton. This is walk 15 from the 44 composing the Millenium Way.

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distance 8.06mi Vertical gain +213ft Vertical drop -230ft Durée 3h55 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Long Itchington - Warwickshire

A stroll through rural Warwickshire with no destination in mind. This route includes paths, country lanes and a section of the Grand Union Canal.

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distance 8.72mi Vertical gain +371ft Vertical drop -118ft Durée 4h20 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Long Itchington - Warwickshire

This is the 10th section of the Millenium Way 100 miles from Long Itchington to Priors Marston.

Walking Hilltop to Hunningham ( Download : )
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distance 2.32mi Vertical gain +138ft Vertical drop -138ft Durée 1h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hunningham - Warwickshire

Hunningham is a beautiful, traditional English village with some fantastic historical buildings, including a 13th century church and a 16th century pub.

Walking The Three Villages Walk ( Download : )
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distance 4.72mi Vertical gain +200ft Vertical drop -200ft Durée 2h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hunningham - Warwickshire

Hunningham is a beautiful, traditional English village with some fantastic historical buildings, including a 13th century church and a 16th century pub.

Walking Hoby circular walk ( Download : )
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Hoby circular walk
distance 5.49mi Vertical gain +167ft Vertical drop -190ft Durée 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.

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distance 6.35mi Vertical gain +89ft Vertical drop -89ft Durée 3h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Napton on the Hill - Warwickshire

This circular walk starts at The Kings Head, near Napton on the A425 where you can obtain refreshments. The route soon joins The Millennium Way along the Oxford canal then across flat farmland & open countryside, turning south to follow the Grand Union Canal and Oxford Canal providing a feast for those interested in narrow boats and history of our canal network. This is walk 25 from the 44 composing the Millenium Way.

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Grand Union Canal and Beacon Hill from Napton-on-the-Hill
distance 7.53mi Vertical gain +472ft Vertical drop -479ft Durée 3h55 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Napton on the Hill - Warwickshire

A Warwickshire walk full of interest. The route passes a restored windmill, follows two sections of canal and visits the summit of Beacon Hill which offers good views across the surrounding countryside.

Walking Dodford/Weedon circuit ( Download : )
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distance 2.7mi Vertical gain +89ft Vertical drop -105ft Durée 1h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Dodford - Northamptonshire

Taking in the road walking along the A45 but with nice views of rolling countryside, a saunter along the Grand Union, (there's a memorial bench under the A45 to rest and lunch and keep dry), and then heading off the canal towards the village of Dodford with a Grade 1 listed church to visit. Parking at the village hall or opposite the church.

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distance 7.96mi Vertical gain +210ft Vertical drop -213ft Durée 3h50 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Offchurch - Warwickshire

Circular route on footpaths, canal and old railway line.

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distance 8.05mi Vertical gain +364ft Vertical drop -348ft Durée 4h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Offchurch - Warwickshire

Within a short driving distance of Leamington Spa, this circular walk starts at The Stag in the lovely village of Offchurch, Warwickshire. This is walk 27 from the 44 composing the Millenium Way.

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distance 4.85mi Vertical gain +115ft Vertical drop -95ft Durée 2h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Offchurch - Warwickshire

The first half of this country walk follows the route of The Millennium Way as far as Newbold Comyn Park before returning along a lovely section of the Grand Union Canal, then along the Offchurch Greenway to return back to Offchurch. This is walk 28 from the 44 composing the Millenium Way.

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distance 4.51mi Vertical gain +171ft Vertical drop -174ft Durée 2h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Napton on the Hill - Warwickshire

A short circular walk near Napton. Wonderful views and the famous Napton Windmill. For over half the walk you enjoy a delightful section of the Millenium Way. The way is clearly signed with our distinctive black and white waymarkers. This is walk 14 from the 44 composing the Millenium Way.

Walking Newnham, Northamptonshire ( Download : )
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Newnham, Northamptonshire
distance 7.23mi Vertical gain +397ft Vertical drop -394ft Durée 3h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Newnham - Northamptonshire

This is a good walk at any time but really good in spring when the bluebells are out in Badby Woods and butterflies are exploring the hedgerows. The route passes through some scenic Northamptonshire villages and includes small stretches of the Nene and Knightley Ways.

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distance 9.93mi Vertical gain +243ft Vertical drop -194ft Durée 4h45 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Royal Leamington Spa - Warwickshire

This is the 9th section of the Millenium Way 100 miles from Leamington Spa to Long Itchington.

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distance 5.67mi Vertical gain +292ft Vertical drop -289ft Durée 2h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hellidon - Northamptonshire

This circular walk incorporates two idyllic villages, quiet country lanes, pleasant woodland, open countryside, and an interesting church at Hellidon. A small section of the walk crosses Hellidon Lakes Golf Course, so extra care should be taken near the fairways. This is arguably one of our most scenic walks. This is walk 21 from the 44 composing the Millenium Way.

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distance 4.54mi Vertical gain +23ft Vertical drop -26ft Durée 2h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Royal Leamington Spa - Warwickshire

This easy circular town walk can be completed in under two hours, but it is better to take at least a half day, so that you can explore some of the monuments, historical sites along the way, linger in the attractive parks, visit the museum and cafe in the Pump Rooms and enjoy the tranquillity of the Grand Union Canal and River Leam. This is walk 13 from the 44 composing the Millenium Way.

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distance 5.41mi Vertical gain +161ft Vertical drop -184ft Durée 2h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Priors Marston - Warwickshire

This delightful circular walk starts from The Hollybush public house in Priors Marston. It mostly goes across flat farmland and passing through splendid woodland. There are only a few inclines. This is walk 22 from the 44 composing the Millenium Way.

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distance 4.5mi Vertical gain +39ft Vertical drop -52ft Durée 2h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Royal Leamington Spa - Warwickshire

On this circular walk, short sections of the route are along roads but mostly you will be walking along the riverbank, near to parks, or by the canal. Also, you will pass the historic Warwick Castle and St. John's House Museum near to the centre of Warwick. During the first part of the walk, you will enjoy a short section of The Millennium Way where it follows the Grand Union Canal. This is the walk 10 from the 44 composing the Millenium Way.