Charnwood Round

A long distance walk of 32 miles in Leicestershire which explores the countryside of the county. Places visited on the walk include Bardon Hill, Mount St Bernard Abbey, Blackbrook Reservoir, Shepshed, Hangingstone Hill and Cropston Reservoir. Maps, statistics and gpx route file for the walk are included.

Google Maps Open Source Maps

Statistics and Files
Start: Newtown Linford
Distance: 32 miles (51 km)
Grid Ref: SK521097
Climbing: 880 metres
Walk time: 12-16 hours
Days: 2-3

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The Charnwood Round is a walking route to the north-east of Leicester. It follows much of the same route as the Charnwood Forest Challenge Walk but at 32 miles, is seven miles longer. From the starting point of the walk at Newton Lifford the walk goes through, or close to, Ulverscroft Nature Reserve, Copt Oak, Old Rise Rocks, Bardon Hill, Abbot's Oak, Warren Hills, Mount St Bernard Abbey, Blackbrook Reservoir, Shepshed, Thringstone, Whitwick, Lubcloud, Charnwood Quarry, Nanpantan, Out Woods, Hangingstone Hill, Woodhouse Eaves, woodhouse, Quorn (Quornton), Swithland and Cropston Reservoir.

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Long Distance Walkers Association

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