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.

Distance: 6.1 miles Elevation Gain: 820 feet Route Type: Loop


nature trips


bird watching


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.

Sun Nov 01 2015

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

Sun Oct 05 2014

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.

4 months ago

Sun May 19 2019

Fri Apr 26 2019