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Distance: 4km Time: 1 1/2 hours.
Difficulty: Quite Easy Terrain: Gently Sloping, Can be muddy.
Nearest Town: Leicester OS Map: Pathfinder 894. Landranger 29
Starting Point: The Green, Anstey Parking: Roads off The Green, Anstey
Toilets: Anstey Village Centre (Car Park) Refreshments: Various pubs in Anstey.
The Walk
Take the footpath from the corner of the Green furthest from the road. Walk along this past the farm buildings and carry on, ignoring the footpaths to the left and right, and then the crossroads, until you walk down a steeply sloping field (which can be muddy) to a junction. Turn right here, and continue along this path, keeping the Quarry on your left. Walk alongside Sheet Hedges Wood, until you reach the corner.

Turn left here, then right along a track, which bends to the left then right passing some farm buildings, (can be muddy here) eventually reaching the road. Turn right, and walk along the road for about 600m, until a footpath signposted "Bradgate Park", just before the houses.

Walk along this footpath, turning right when it splits. Cross over a bridleway, and continue towards the village. When you reach the road, turn right, and return to the start.

If you want a drink, turn left onto Bradgate Road at the Green and continue along the road down to the village centre. There are a variety of pubs in the village, including the Plough (on the left of the road), and the Hare and Hounds (on the right opposite the church - pictured right)

©Leicesterwalk 2002 - Map drawn by Daniel Spencer for Leicesterwalk


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This walk was written by Daniel Spencer for Leicesterwalk. Any comments about this walk should be sent to Please feel free to let me know how you got on.