Desford, Botcheston and Thornton (Reservoir) from Ratby

Introduction to Walk 1543

Photo from the walk - Desford, Botcheston and Thornton (Reservoir) from Ratby

County/Area - Leicestershire

Author - David McMahon

Length - 11.0 miles / 17.9 km

Ascent - 1000 feet / 303 metres

Grade - moderate

A Leicestershire walk that explores the villages and countryside to the west of Ratby.

Walk Description

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Walks from the same start

Walk 1591
Thornton Reservoir From Ratby
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.3 miles / 10.2 km

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Peatling Magna & Arnesby From Countesthorpe
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Peatling Magna from Countesthorpe
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Length - 4.1 miles / 6.7 km
Walk 1840
8.0 miles / 12.8 km away
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Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km
Walk 1441
8.2 miles / 13.2 km away
Broughton Astley, Leire, Claybrooke Magna & Sharnford
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 11.0 miles / 17.9 km

Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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22.8 miles / 36.5 km away

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