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Anstey Hedges
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Distance: 2.5 Miles / 4 KM Time: 1h - 1h30
Suitable For: All Terrain: Undulating, can be muddy
Difficulty: Very Easy O.S. Map: Landranger 29
Starting Point: The Green, Anstey Parking: Roads off the Green, Anstey
Toilets: Anstey Village Centre Carpark (off route) Refreshments: Various pubs in Anstey (off route)

Click on the car for Driving Directions to the start of this route

The Route

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)

Map Leicesterwalk 2002. This is a rough map, and we accept no responsibility for any loss or injury resulting from its use.


Author's Comments

This walk was the first one written for the site, and is in an area of Leicestershire I know well. I have walked this route on more than one occasion (although not recently).

Please park considerately in the area around The Green!

I apologise for the poor quality of the map - this was the first one I did and I tried doing it by hand - a bit of a mistake!

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