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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.

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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 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 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.

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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 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.

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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.

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.

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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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 14.04mi Vertical gain +915ft Vertical drop -925ft Durée 7h15 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Lyddington - Rutland

This walk includes three counties and starts from the attractive village of Lyddington in Rutland before continuing through pleasant countryside in Leicestershire and Northamptonshire. The route includes the villages of Stockerston, Great Easton, Rockingham and Gretton. The walk also includes a section of the Jurassic Way.

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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.

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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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distance 13.71mi Vertical gain +492ft Vertical drop -476ft Durée 6h45 Moderate Moderate
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.

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distance 10.3mi Vertical gain +302ft Vertical drop -285ft Durée 5h00 Moderate Moderate
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.

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distance 5.53mi Vertical gain +446ft Vertical drop -436ft Durée 2h55 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Croxton Kerrial - Leicestershire

A 9km walk, starting and finishing at the Geese and Fountain.

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A circular walk from Long Itchington
distance 6.09mi Vertical gain +82ft Vertical drop -72ft Durée 2h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Long Itchington - Warwickshire

Starting from Long Itchington with its many pubs, this Warwickshire walk explores some delightful countryside and a section of the Grand Union Canal. The walk also follows a section of the Millenium Way.