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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 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 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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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 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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Hambleton Peninsula circular walk
distance 4.85mi Vertical gain +194ft Vertical drop -200ft Durée 2h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hambleton - Rutland

This Rutland walk follows a clockwise route around the Hambleton Peninsula created in 1976 when the reservoir initially opened. The route uses concessionary paths for much of the way. Views across the Reservoir can be enjoyed throughout.

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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.

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.

Walking Slipton, Northamptonshire ( Download : )
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distance 6.05mi Vertical gain +190ft Vertical drop -190ft Durée 2h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Lowick (Northamptonshire) - Northamptonshire

Seven miles of glorious Northamptonshire countryside through 3 attractive villages and passing by the impressive Drayton Hall.

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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 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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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 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.

Walking Titchmarsh ( Download : )
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distance 8.06mi Vertical gain +121ft Vertical drop -115ft Durée 3h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Titchmarsh - Northamptonshire

Enjoy the open views over farmland in East Northamptonshire and view parts of RAF Molesworth (from a distance).

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 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.

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.

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.

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 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 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 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.

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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 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.

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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 9.06mi Vertical gain +338ft Vertical drop -361ft Durée 4h30 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Priors Marston - Warwickshire

This is the 11th section of the Millenium Way 100 miles from Priors Marston to Chipping Warden.

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distance 5.37mi Vertical gain +295ft Vertical drop -302ft Durée 2h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Boddington - Northamptonshire

This gentle circular walk starts in the pleasant village of Upper Boddington, and meanders across mostly flat farmland & open countryside. This is walk 19 from the 44 composing the Millenium Way.

Walking Woodlands Park Walk ( Download : )
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distance 4.73mi Vertical gain +121ft Vertical drop -121ft Durée 2h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Brickhill - Bedfordshire

Country walk with a halfway treat. Pass through open countryside alongside streams and through woods.
Finish up with a pub lunch or refreshing drink at the Pheasant pub.

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distance 7.59mi Vertical gain +269ft Vertical drop -269ft Durée 3h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Claydon with Clattercot - Oxfordshire

This circular walk starts in the picturesque village of Claydon and meanders across mostly flat farmland & open countryside, crossing the Oxford Canal at two points and touching the delightful villages of Lower and Upper Boddington. Claydon is Oxfordshire's most northerly village. This is walk 31 from the 44 composing the Millenium Way.