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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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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 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.

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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Clifton Grove and River Trent from Barton Green - Nottinghamshire
distance 2.16mi Vertical gain +138ft Vertical drop -125ft Durée 1h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Nottingham

A pleasant and easy walk in Nottinghamshire encompassing tree-side tracks, open fields, the River Trent, Clifton Village and a farm.

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distance 8.08mi Vertical gain +325ft Vertical drop -295ft Durée 4h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Nottingham

Great easy walk from the center of Nottingham to view the green spaces of Wollaton Park and the University of Nottingham then spot Robin Hood on the way back at Nottingham Castle.

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Nottingham, Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution walk
distance 1.44mi Vertical gain +39ft Vertical drop -36ft Durée 0h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Nottingham

This urban walk visits sites associated with the planning of the rebellion, activities of government agents, preparations by the authorities to suppress the rising and the aftermath. This is Walk 1 of the Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution group.

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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 5.09mi Vertical gain +26ft Vertical drop -26ft Durée 2h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Bingham - Nottinghamshire

A lovely walk starting in the market town of Bingham, Nottinghamshire. Leading into the quiet countryside with mosty well-kept paths to Car Colston, where you can have a well-deserved refreshing drink in a dog friendly pub, before heading back to Bingham.

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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 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 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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Giltbrook, Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution walk
distance 2.79mi Vertical gain +62ft Vertical drop -62ft Durée 1h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Greasley - Nottinghamshire

This walk visits sites associated with the story of Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution. In the morning of 10th June the Pentrich rebels approached the stream, the Gilt Brook, marching down the Nottingham Road from Eastwood. This walk takes you to places associated with these events and follows the route of the final part of their march. This is Walk 13 of the Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution group.

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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 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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Derby, Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution walk
distance 1.45mi Vertical gain +16ft Vertical drop -16ft Durée 0h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Derby

The walk visits sites in Derby associated with the planning of the rebellion, and the trial and execution of the Pentrich rebels. This is Walk 15 of the Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution group.

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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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Gunthorpe & Caythorpe from Hoveringham
distance 6.7mi Vertical gain +16ft Vertical drop -23ft Durée 3h05 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Hoveringham - Nottinghamshire

This circular Nottinghamshire walk explores a section of the River Trent and the surrounding countryside. The route includes the villages of Gunthorpe, Caythorpe and Hoveringham.

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Eastwood, Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution walk
distance 4.96mi Vertical gain +207ft Vertical drop -187ft Durée 2h30 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Eastwood - Nottinghamshire

This walk visits sites associated with the story of Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution. It takes you to places associated with the rebels’ march on the morning of 10th June 1817. This is Walk 12 of the Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution group.

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distance 5.99mi Vertical gain +240ft Vertical drop -240ft Durée 3h00 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Greasley - Nottinghamshire

A moderate walk for all weathers on well trodden tracks through varied terrain including woodland, along a reservoir and on open tracks with great views over the outer Nottinghamshire Countryside.

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Langley Mill, Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution walk
distance 5.18mi Vertical gain +207ft Vertical drop -217ft Durée 2h35 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Aldercar and Langley Mill - Derbyshire

This walk visits sites associated with the story of Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution. After walking through the night the rebels reached the crossing of the Erewash River at Langley Bridge. They were to stop for refreshment here at the Junction Navigation Inn, now the Great Northern public house, before continuing their march towards Eastwood. This is Walk 11 of the Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution group.

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Heanor, Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution walk
distance 3.71mi Vertical gain +262ft Vertical drop -266ft Durée 1h55 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Heanor and Loscoe - Derbyshire

This walk visits sites associated with the story of Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution. In 1817 Heanor was a small settlement next to Heanor Hall and estate, where most were miners in shallow ‘bell pits’, quarrymen and domestic framework stocking knitters. Men from the area were to join the rebels as they marched from South Wingfield and Pentrich on 10th June 1817. This is Walk 10 of the Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution group.

Walking Newstead Abbey from Linby ( Download : )
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distance 5.46mi Vertical gain +135ft Vertical drop -135ft Durée 2h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Linby - Nottinghamshire

This circular walk in Nottinghamshire starts from the attractive village of Linby, a conservation village, and uses part of the dismantled Great Northern Railway line to get to Newstead Abbey, the ruins of an Augustinian Priory built by Henry II in 1170. The return to Linby is through Abbey Woods and Papplewick village.

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Codnor, Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution walk
distance 2.65mi Vertical gain +148ft Vertical drop -164ft Durée 1h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Codnor - Derbyshire

This walk visits sites associated with the story of Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution. After visiting the Butterley Works, the rebels continued their march through the night of the 9th June 1817 towards Nottingham. At Codnor they sought refreshment and shelter from the rain in public houses and continued their search for weapons, being joined by those from Ripley, Heage, Swanwick and Alfreton. This is Walk 9 of the Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution group.

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Ripley, Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution walk
distance 2.72mi Vertical gain +197ft Vertical drop -197ft Durée 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Ripley (Derbyshire) - Derbyshire

This walk visits sites associated with the story of Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution. At the beginning of the nineteenth century, Ripley was a smaller town than Pentrich, but it played an important part in the Pentrich Revolution. There was much support here for reform and many joined the rebels’ march. This is Walk 8 of the Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution group.

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Southwell - The Minster, Bramley Apple, Workhouse, Byron and Charles 1st
distance 5.94mi Vertical gain +138ft Vertical drop -141ft Durée 2h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Southwell - Nottinghamshire

The historic Nottinghamshire Minster town of Southwell is the seat of the Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham. The Minster is globally important for the exceptional quality carvings ‘The Leaves of Southwell’. The town is famous for the original Bramley Apple tree which was sown in 1809, the fact that Charles 1st spent his final night in the town before he was taken to London for execution. Lord Byron also lived here. The Workhouse on the edge of town is a popular National Trust property.

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Heage, Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution walk
distance 6.45mi Vertical gain +331ft Vertical drop -318ft Durée 3h15 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Ripley (Derbyshire) - Derbyshire

This circular route starts from Heage Windmill and follows parts of the Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution story. This is Walk 4 of the Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution group.

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Swanwick, Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution walk
distance 4.01mi Vertical gain +249ft Vertical drop -249ft Durée 2h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Swanwick - Derbyshire

This walk visits sites associated with the story of Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution where many joined the rising from the Swanwick area, where discontent among miners and framework knitters had already been expressed in Luddite activity and an active Hampden Club. The walk will also pass the interesting industrial heritage of the area. This is Walk 7 of the Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution group.

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Pentrich, Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution walk
distance 4.47mi Vertical gain +187ft Vertical drop -194ft Durée 2h15 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Pentrich - Derbyshire

This circular route starts from The Dog Inn and follows parts of the Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution story. The largest community in the area in 1817, Pentrich was the centre of planning for the rebellion in Derbyshire. En-route see the commemorative plaques placed by the Pentrich Historical Society. This is Walk 5 of the Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution group.

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The Aftermath, Alfreton, Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution walk
distance 4.6mi Vertical gain +371ft Vertical drop -377ft Durée 2h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Pentrich - Derbyshire

The walk will visit places in and around Pentrich and the Amber Valley which remind us of the impact of the June 1817 ‘Pentrich Revolution’ on people's lives one year after the Rising. This is Walk 20 of the Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution group.

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Ambergate, Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution walk
distance 5.74mi Vertical gain +423ft Vertical drop -413ft Durée 3h00 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Ripley (Derbyshire) - Derbyshire

This walk visits sites associated with the story of Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution. Walking from the Derwent Valley into Amber Valley and the events of the 1817 Pentrich Rising. This is Walk 21 of the Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution group.

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Fritchley, Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution walk
distance 4.16mi Vertical gain +499ft Vertical drop -525ft Durée 2h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Crich - Derbyshire

This walk visits sites associated with the story of Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution. After leaving South Wingfield, on the night of the 9th June 1817, the rebels passed through the Fritchley area, visiting farms to demand weapons and men as they marched towards Nottingham. Retrace some of their steps on this walk and discover some anecdotes about that period. This is Walk 3 Fritchley from the Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution Group.