Charnwood Forest Challenge Walk

A long distance walk of 24 miles featuring the hill and vale country of Leicestershire just west of Loughborough and the city of Leicester. Maps, statistics and gpx route file for the walk are included.

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Statistics and Files
Start: Cropston Reservoir
Distance: 24 miles (39 km)
Grid Ref: SK543114
Climbing: 757 metres
Walk time: 9-12 hours
Days: 1-2

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The Charnwood Forest Challenge Walk is a demanding walking route around the hill country to the north-east of Leicester. From the starting point of the walk at Cropston Reservoir in Bradgate Park the route goes through, or close to, Newton Lifford, Markfield, Ulverscroft Nature Reserve, Copt Oak, Old Rise Rocks, Bardon Hill, Abbot's Oak, Warren Hills, Mount St Bernard Abbey, Blackbrook Reservoir, Lubcloud, Beacon Hill Country Park, Broombriggs Farm Country Park, Woodhouse Eaves and Swithland. (Note: The Charnwood Round is a long distance walking route which covers much of the same ground. However, at 32 miles it is seven miles longer than the Forest Challenge Walk)

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Long Distance Walkers Association

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