Burrough Hill and Leicestershire Circular Walk

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Burrough Hill Country Park

Burrough Hill and Leicestershire Circular Walk is a 6.1 mile loop trail located near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching.

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A circular walk from the ancient site of the Burrough Hill Iron Age hill fort near Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire. This part of Leicestershire is known as High Leicestershire. It has particularly picturesque rolling hills and there are many points where the views are really beautiful so make sure you walk on a clear day. The walk gives chance to explore the fort before joining the Leicestershire Round long-distance path heading through pastures and fields down to the village of Somerby. The route then crosses over to the village of Burrough on the Hill before heading north through more arable fields to rejoin the Leicestershire Round for the journey back to the fort. There are several climbs and descents throughout and the field paths can be very muddy after periods of wet weather and in winter. You will be sharing the paths with sheep for lots of the route and there are also a couple of places (including the fort) where cattle are grazing, so take care with dogs. There are lots of gates on route plus a few narrow footbridges, a couple of flights of steps and three stiles (all of which have adjacent dog gates or open fencing surrounds so they shouldn't pose a problem for most dogs). There are public toilets at the car park at the start of the walk, along with several picnic benches. Allow 3 hours.

The walk starts from the Burrough Hill Country Park pay and display car park (£2.50 per car per day in July 2013). The car park can be found midway between the villages of Burrough on the Hill and Somerby and is marked with a brown tourism sign. Approximate post code LE14 2QZ.

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Craig W
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Good walk very boggy through the farms. Better in the summer. Maybe do in reverse as you get the highest point at the beginning

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Emily Gunn
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Great walk! Lovely views and varied sights along the way! Nice bit of history too.

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Gordon Harkness
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Great views and varied scenery. Quiet and not very crowded at all. A hidden gem in Leicestershire. Very muddy at this time of year (December). Stilton Cheese Inn at Somerby is roughly half way around. Good spot for lunch and liquid refreshments.......at least when the pubs are open again! Would be a “5 Star” walk in the Summer!

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James Bentley
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Super muddy!

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Kerry Mayes
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Really nice walk it’s has lovely views. As you can imagine very muddy but worth the walk in beautiful surroundings and fresh air will definitely be going back.

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Ruth Turner
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Very muddy but lovely walk with some great pubs en route.

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Bev Parry
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Lovely

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Adam Hawkins
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Steve cooke
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Andy Cain
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Nice, undulating terrain. Some hilly sections. Quiet.

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Peter Peter
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Very enjoyable and varied walk with lovely views of surrounding countryside. Quite muddy in parts after wet weather.

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Anthony Brewer
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A very nice walk, almost entirely along footpaths and 3 boots is about right. We parked on the high street in Somerby so to finish at a pub. Also stopped for a drink at the nice pub in Bourton-on-the-Hill.

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Lucy Lewin
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Cristie Griffiths
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Leo Pard
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Phil Crouch
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Charles Shields
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Julie Hayton
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Kyle Hughes
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Rachel Turvey
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Darren Marshall
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Hazel Stevens
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Brian Fare
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Mark Bromley
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Kira Smith
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