Countesthorpe, Willoughby Waterleys & Bruntingthorpe

Introduction to Walk 1624

Photo from the walk - Countesthorpe, Willoughby Waterleys & Bruntingthorpe

County/Area - Leicestershire

Author - David McMahon

Length - 9.2 miles / 15 km

Ascent - 500 feet / 152 metres

Grade - easy/mod

This Leicestershire walk explores a number of villages to the south of Leicester. The route includes a section of the Leicestershire Round long distance footpath.  

Walk Description  Map showing start

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Walk 2078
Peatling Magna & Arnesby From Countesthorpe
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.8 miles / 11.1 km
Walk 1685
Peatling Magna from Countesthorpe
Grade - easy
Length - 4.1 miles / 6.7 km

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Walk 3087
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Walk 2084
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Walk 1840
6.2 miles / 10.0 km away
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Grade - easy/mod
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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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