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a very nice and long walk with lots of nice things to see but a bit muddy at this time in the year

Lovely figure of 8 through to Ilston (where there is a lovely pub in the centre called The Fox & Goose!) Tends to be pretty soft going under foot but no huge climbs and generally all well signposted. Suitable for dogs!

hiking
muddy
washed out
1 month ago

A gentle walk mostly by the side of the canal. Terrible conditions at the moment due to all the rain but surrounded by lovely countryside. The Black Horse pub also has a tea room that welcomes dogs - we didn’t try it out though.

This is a very easy fairly flat walk between fields. You don’t get much of a view of the river as the banks are very overgrown, however there is a point where you cross it on stepping stones - much to my pups delight as he could get his paws wet! There is a little bit of off road parking - for about 3 cars- and as it’s close to the local aerodrome the skies were full of light aircraft and helicopters which makes a change from road noise!

Hope you enjoy it as much as we did

hiking
3 months ago

What a lovely trail. Reservoir, forest, fields, and lanes. I recommend a stop over in the Melbourne Hall cafe.

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

muddy
no shade
off trail
over grown
private property
3 months ago

Great views, minimal shade, open fields, some of the paths nearer Mowsley are overgrown with brambles !! Lots of undulation

hiking
3 months ago

Farm friendly walk, parked in a lay-by which gave access to the public footpath. Then a circular walk following a clear stream up to the canal. We took the footpaths back across the fields rather than heading to the marina, as that would have taken the last part of the walk along the main road (no footpath). Plenty of wildlife including a couple of beautiful buzzards.

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.

hiking
4 months ago

Two steep places, one going down and one coming back up, one path over grown, but once on the river it is a fantastic relaxing walk

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!

walking
6 months ago

Really enjoyed this walk. Lovely cafe at the start, parking is a reasonable cost and there is plenty to see. The walk to the tower and monument also give you a nice workout - but you can do a there and back and keep to the paved track if you wish. All dogs must be kept on leads because of the deer and other wildlife. The whole area is very well managed and free from litter, etc. It would be a great place to take a picnic and we shall visit again in the future.

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.

Lovely walk, however coming back up to the canal. Had a delightful argument with an angry farmer informing me there is no footpath and there never has been despite it being clearly sign posted! Recommend being a gun...

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 :)

mountain biking
9 months ago

Leicester canal to Zouch via Belton to Greenhill

walking
9 months ago

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

10 months ago

very fast flat 10k route, traffic in places so bare in mind if you run with a dog.

First time using app and first walk! enjoyed very much and great to have the route on map so you can't go wrong! worth getting and looking forward to next walk.

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