Loughborough Market Place by McDonald’s. Take the A6 southbound until you
reach the A60 (King Street). Turn up here and then take the first right,
(Great Central Road) over the Great Central station. Take the third right
after the railway (Little Moor Lane, over the canal. Continue on the
track, crossing the main railway line on the level. BE CAREFUL, THIS IS THE
MAIN LONDON LINE THROUGH TO SHEFFIELD, ONLY CROSS IF YOU ARE SURE IT IS SAFE. Cross the A60, turning
Turn down the B676 (Barrow Road). Turn left onto a footpath soon after a
track to the left. Follow this field through a couple of fields until you
come to a track. Turn left up here, and then turn right on to a path after
Big Ling Spinney. Then head roughly west until you reach Prestwold.
Turn left up Prestwold lane for a few metres, and then right, into Prestwold
park. Follow the path through, past the church and into a large field. Head
diagonally across to your right, then left along the water channel, crossing
it and continuing to head roughly east, with the hall to your left. Follow
this path through the woods.
After leaving the woods, turn left onto a bridleway, then left again across
the watercourse, to the edge of the airfield, follow the path, then the
track until you again reach Prestwold Lane.
Head north (right) along here until you reach the A60, turn right and walk
through Hoton. At the end of the village, turn left onto a bridleway,
turning right onto a footpath at the top of the hill. Follow this path to
the bottom of the hill, turning left.
Follow this path along into the next field. Again turn left, crossing a
stream to head in a westerly direction. Follow this path past Black-a-moors
Spinney right the way to Stamford Lane.
Cross Stamford Lane, and take the path
across the field, then over two bridges over the river and under the
railway. Follow the path straight from the railway (SW) to Meadow Lane. Walk
left (S) down Meadow Lane, across the A6004 and B589. Turn right onto
Churchgate, past All Saints Church, cross Lemyngton Street and continue down
Churchgate, turning left at the end. You are now on Loughborough High
Cross the High Street onto the Market Place. You have completed the walk.
Should you wish to walk an extra mile, there is a route through Rempstone.
When you come out of Hoton, continue on the path along the A60. Half way
round the bend at the bottom of the hill, take the path to the right (NE) up
Sutcliffe Hill, and down into Rempstone.
Turn left onto the A6006, and then left again down a path on the sharp bend.
Follow this path to the A60. Turn left (SW) along the A60, taking the
footpath to the right at the next corner. Follow this path through floodgate
plantation, to where the four paths meet. Head straight on (SW), across the
ford. You have now rejoined the main route.
A map will be added soon
Map copyright LEICESTERWALK 2004 - Based on Ordnance Survey
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for any loss or injury caused during walks found on this site. Whilst we
make every attempt to ensure accuracy of information, rights of way or
landmarks may move or change. We advise you always carry the relevant OS map