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! Charnwood KEY

The Category Charnwood is a subset of Leicestershire.

*Bradgate Park & Swithland Wood Country Park
Size (acreage)830

'Extending to 830 acres of publicly accessible countryside the Park has a wild and rugged aspect that you do not expect to find so close to the city with dramatic rocky outcrops and gnarled old oak trees, many of which are well over 500 years old ...'

Description from

The Bradgate Park Trust

*Charnwood Borough Council

Access PDFs of about a score of walks around and about Charnwood; also a number of related documents.

Barrow upon Soar Heritage Group Walks

Half a dozen walks around and about Barrow.

Charnwood Peaks Walk
Distance (miles)15

'This walk takes you to the four peaks that define Charnwood Forest. Along the way you will pass the oldest rocks in Britain, visit historic deer parks and take in some spectacular views. Charnwood Forest is famed for its craggy hills and dry stone walls, but is also rich in wildlife. Look out for buzzards circling on the updrafts from the hills.'

Description from

The National Forest

Great Central Line Walks

'The Great Central Railway line nestles in the beautiful Leicestershire countryside between Charnwood Forest and the Wolds. Walks form the line are gentle and can be completed in a couple of hours, give or take the odd pub break! There are some gentle climbs but for the most part a pair of walking boots or sturdy shoes should get you through. The GCR publishes a detailed guide of the walks ... to assist you and is available from the Shop at Loughborough Central.'

Description from

Great Central Railway

Leicestershire Round Walk
Distance (miles)100

'To mark the centenary of the Association members devised a walk of 100 miles around Leicestershire and called it "The Leicestershire Round".'

Loughborough Town Trail
Distance (miles)1

'This walk takes in the historic buildings and other places of interest within Loughborough town centre. It guides you around the town using dropped kerbs and pedestrian crossings where possible. Accessible to all, the route takes approximately one hour to complete, but you may want to stop off for a picnic on the way!'

Description from

Charnwood Borough Council

Quorn Parish Walks

'All about walking: walking around the village, walking to neighbouring villages. Oh, and walking to the pub ... We organise occasional public Parish Walks each year - everyone is welcome to come along.'

Description from

Quorn Parish Council

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