Explore the most popular Bird Watching trails in Leicestershire with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Trail starts at golf course, took us a while to find because of new estate. Wouldn’t recommend wearing shorts

excellent directions, gentle walk

We only did the walk around the reservoir but it was a nice walk with car parks at either end of the road, very flat surface all the way around, suitable for dog walking, pushchairs and wheelchairs also. There is a small cafe half way round which has drinks and snacks. As well as many pubs signposted just off the route for a sit down and a drink.

loved the first half of this walk, lots of scenery and nature to ponder over. However after the Bagworth heath carpark there isn't much to look at for about 2 miles as it's an enclosed bridal way and it feels like a little bit of a slog.

no clear route between Ashby road and the golf course. ended up walking to Ashby parva...

My wife and I along with our 13 yr old lad thoroughly enjoyed this walk.. the route is descriptive and easy to follow.. scenery is not out of this world but it's beautiful none the less.. we walked just over 10km and would definitely return. I will add some photos shortly :)

Moderate walk , beautiful countryside and so many different things to see . Up hills and through woods , around fishing ponds , past an old mill and over train lines. The walk is varied and a lot to see . Walking today in May the bird song was amazing , topped off with Sunday lunch at the bricklayers!

Great walk if you like trains. Did this in reverse as wanted the longer train journey back to Leicester. Took the bus to Rothley to enable me to do this. Tea shops at the start and finish which is always good. The paths were very dry when I did this walk the only muddy bit was by the river coming into Quorn, and that wasn’t too bad.

quite scenic trail.

Had a fantastic walk today with my wife and dog (see pictures) very detailed instructions and map was fantastic! Cant wait to do it again! Recommended to all within the local vacinity :)

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9 months ago

Leicester canal to Zouch via Belton to Greenhill

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9 months ago

A very easy, pleasant walk with lots of bird life.

Great little walk, even with overgrown vegetation. Very accurate route description.

Wonderful walk, very accurate description. We struck left through an orchard and field rather than walk down the steep road to the kissing gate. There is a footpath clearly marked by a wall. The path has disappeared beyond the Opera House for a short distance through the orchard due to the installation of a sceptic tank. The stile out of the orchard is fairly easily located though.

Lovely walk, done a couple of times before, where you leave the road to go downhill through the orchard the path is no longer obvious, have done some building work and you have to find your way through. Also path back up to Neville Hall is quite overgrown and needs careful working through but the views are worth it once you get there.

Good walk and as said before some great views. We walked through a field of sweet corn that was higher than us.

Is this walk clear now to walk? ADMIN RESPONSE: Yes, we have removed the temporary closure notice from the guide as the walk is all fully open. To make sure you have the latest version of the guide on your App, make sure you tap the 'Refresh' button on the Library page and that will load the latest version onto your phone.

We walked this route on May 1st 2017. Lovely walk with lots of different scenery. As said in the previous comment a couple of uphills, one near the end, which are challenging to a new walker but good. Recommend the tortilla wraps at the reservoir inn in Thornton, which you pass just before you finish. Loving the map which helps you stay on track. Car park gets very busy so try to go early.

Completed this walk on Sunday 23rd April 2017. Lovely walk. Route explanation is not clear enough in places but we just used our instincts and were fine. Using the map really helped. It had been dry for a while when we did it which made it rugged but would certainly be very muddy after rain. Some stiles were hard to get over for those of us with less flexibility in our Legs. I would recommend this walk for its lovely views but book the pub if you plan to eat there as it can get busy, especially on weekends.

This walk is blocked due to construction works. ADMIN RESPONSE: Thank you for letting us know. We have sent you an email asking for the details of the exact location of the problem, so that we can write a temporary diversion for people to follow.

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