Best trails in Market Harborough, Leicestershire

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Looking for a great trail near Market Harborough, Leicestershire? AllTrails has 6 great hiking trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. You'll also find some great local park options, like Draycote Water Country Park or Attenborough Nature Reserve. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 4 easy trails in Market Harborough ranging from 1.8 to 7 miles and from 242 to 547 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Market Harborough, Leicestershire
Top trails (6)
#1 - Medbourne and Nevill Holt Circular
Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h 11 m
A circular walk from the small village of Medbourne in Leicestershire. Having explored the centre of the village with its medieval Packhorse Bridge and churches, the route leads you out through fields to reach the nearby old mansion, Nevill Holt. The paths through the estate give you great views of the chapel, stable block and mansion, as well as the beautiful pieces of sculpture that are dotted around the grounds. The return leg follows a quiet lane which leads you back into the village. The route is incredibly peaceful and you will have lovely views throughout. The route has several long and steady climbs and descents throughout. You will be following a mixture of stone and grass tracks, field paths (which can get muddy) and tarmac lanes. The vast majority of the route is livestock free, ideal for dogs, with just one very short stretch through a sheep pasture so take care with dogs at this point. You will need to go through a couple of bridle gates and one kissing gate, and there are three stiles on route. The stiles have tight fence surrounds meaning dogs will need a hand over, but they can be avoided by taking a shortcut along a short stretch of lane. Show more
#2 - Foxton Canal and Locks
Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 51 m
A pleasant and easy walk in Leicestershire around canal towpaths and footpaths, with the option of a visit to explore Foxton Locks, the museum and the inclined plane. The route includes one short hill near the start. You will need to negotiate gates and a staggered barrier but there are no stiles on route. You will not be sharing any of the paths with livestock. Allow 1 hour. Show more
#3 - Grand Union Canal and Gumley
Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England
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Length: 7.0 mi • Est. 2 h 50 m
#4 - Foxton and Lubenham Fields Circular Walk
Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 15 m
A 5 mile circular walk through rural Leicestershire, near Market Harborough, taking in the arable fields and pastures and finishing along a short section of the Grand Union Canal. The walk is relatively flat and follows field paths in the main, which will be very muddy after wet weather. The crop fields can become a bit more challenging to cross close to harvest time and the pastures will be holding cattle and sheep so take care with dogs. There are several kissing gates and 13 stiles (all of which have open fencing or adjacent lifting gates for dogs but some are quite high for the humans!). Approximate time 2 to 2.5 hours. Show more
#5 - Naseby Circular
Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England
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Length: 9.4 mi • Est. 3 h 47 m
Across the battle site where Cromwell led his soldiers to change the course of British history. Start from car park at Naseby village. Visit the Monument and the site of the Battle of Naseby with information boards showing salient points of the Battle. Show more
#6 - Arthingworth Circular
Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England
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Length: 7.0 mi • Est. 3 h 20 m