Local Walking Routes

Local Walking Routes


Beginner Walking Routes

Short walks generally less than 2.5 miles, and around an hour in duration. All routes avoid barriers. Most are entirely on paved surfaces. There are some inclines where these can't easily be avoided.


SHEPSHED

WALK 1

Start/Finish: Hall Croft, Shepshed, LE12 9AN

Route: Glenmore Park, Charnwood Road, Forman Road and Trueway Drive

Distance: 2.2 Miles

Description: A short figure of eight walk on pavement around the south east side of town. Some short inclines. Takes in Glenmore Park. No stiles

WALK 2

Start/Finish: Hall Croft, Shepshed, LE12 9AN

Route: Brook St, Landsdowne Road, Oakley Road & Tickow Lane, Little Haw and The Meadows

Distance: 2.2 Miles

Description: A short circular walk on pavement around the north and south west side of Shepshed. Takes in Glenmore Park and Little Haw Lane. Some short inclines. No stiles

WALK 3

Start/Finish: Hall Croft, Shepshed, LE12 9AN

Route: Conway via Glenmore Park

Distance: 2.2 Miles

Description: A short 'lollipop' shaped route on pavement which round the south-west side of the town. Takes in Glenmore Park on the way out and back. Some short inclines. No stiles.


BARROW-UPON-SOAR

WALK 1

Start/Finish: Three Crowns Inn car park, LE12 8JS

Route: Canal & Church

Distance: 2 Miles

Description: A circular route around the village on pavement, with a stretch alongside the Canal. Some slight inclines. No stiles.

WALK 2

Start/Finish: Three Crowns Inn car park, LE12 8JS

Route: Canal & Brook

Distance: 2.5 Miles

Description: A circular route around the village on pavement. Takes in the Canal and Fishpool Brook. Some slight inclines. No stiles

WALK 3

Start/Finish: Three Crowns Inn car park, LE12 8JS

Route: Cotes Rd, Thirlmere Rd, High St and the Canal

Distance: 2.3 Miles

Description: A figure of eight walk around the village with a northern loop taking in Cotes Rd and Thirlmere Rd and a southern loop taking in the Canal


GORSE COVERT, LOUGHBOROUGH

WALK 1

Start/Finish: Gorse Covert Community Centre, Maxwell Drive, Loughborough LE11 4RZ

Route: Black Brook, Thorpe Acre and Maxwell Drive

Distance: 2 Miles

Description: A short figure of eight walk on pavement taking in Thorpe Acre, Black Brook and Maxwell Drive estate. Very few inclines. No stiles.

WALK 2

Start/Finish: Gorse Covert Community Centre, Maxwell Drive, Loughborough LE11 4RZ

Route: Black Brook and Dishley Pool

Distance: 2.4 Miles

Description: A flat lollipop shaped route along Black Brook to follow the new path around Dishley Pool and then back the same way. No inclines. No stiles

WALK 3

Start/Finish: Gorse Covert Community Centre, Maxwell Drive, Loughborough LE11 4RZ

Route: Black Brook, Garendon Trail and Jubilee Park

Distance: 1.8 Miles

Description: A flat circular route along Black Brook and the Garendon Trail. Some very short inclines. No stiles


LOUGHBOROUGH TOWN

WALK 1

Start/Finish: John Storer House, Wards End, Loughborough LE11 3HA

Route: Queens Park, True Lovers Walk and Emmanuel Way

Distance: 2 Miles

Description: A flat circular route taking in Queens Park, True Lovers Walk jitty, and the Emmanuel Way path.

WALK 2

Start/Finish: John Storer House, Wards End, Loughborough LE11 3HA

Route: True Lovers Walk, Westfield Drive and Ashby Road

Distance: 1.9 Miles

Description: A flat circular route taking in True Lovers Walk jitty, peaceful Westfield Drive and bustling Ashby Road. Flat route. No stiles.

WALK 3

Start/Finish: John Storer House, Wards End, Loughborough LE11 3HA

Route: Queen's Park, William Way, College and True Lovers Walk

Distance: 2 Miles

Description: A flat figure of eight route taking in Queen's Park, William Way, through the College and back to Queen's Park via True Lover's Walk. Flat route. No stiles.


MOUNTSORREL

WALK 1

Start/Finish: Sorrel Youth Cafe, The Green, Mountsorrel LE12 7AF

Route: Crown Lane, Cufflins Pit Lane and Halstead Road Park

Distance: 1.9 Miles

Description: A circular route taking in quiet Crown lane, Cufflins Pit Lane green road and through Halstead Road Park. Some longer inclines and grass paths. No stiles.

WALK 2

Start/Finish: Sorrel Youth Cafe, The Green, Mountsorrel LE12 7AF

Route: Halstead Road, Eastern Estate footpath and Cross Lane

Distance: 2.4 Miles

Description: A circular route on pavement taking in Halstead Road, the footpath parallel to Walton Way and Cross Lane.

WALK 3

Start/Finish: Sorrel Youth Cafe, The Green, Mountsorrel LE12 7AF

Route: Kingfisher Road Estate paths, Cross Lane and Halsted Road

Distance: 2.2 Miles

Description: A circular walk on pavement. Some gentle inclines.