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Ratby Burroughs


Distance: 4 Miles / 7 KM Time: 2h
Suitable For: All (except young children) Terrain: Hilly, can be muddy
Difficulty: Quite Easy O.S. Map: Explorer 233
Starting Point: Stamford Street, Ratby (nr shop) Parking: Stamford Street, Ratby
Toilets: None Refreshments: Pubs in Ratby (off route)

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

The Route

Take the footpath on the Left Hand side of the road (not the first footpath on the road, the second one, about half way up the road). Walk along this path until you reach a road. Turn right along this road, and walk for about 150M. Take the footpath that branches off to the right. Keep on this path until you reach a farm track, and turn left onto it.

Keep on this track, going round past some farm buildings and a wood. Cross over a footpath and a track, and continue past the woods. At the end of the woods, you reach another track, after crossing over a stream. Turn left here, passing through a spinney. Ignore the paths off to the left. Keep on this track as it follows the line of the river, passing a Farm off to the left. Keep going until you reach a footpath on the left. Walk along this back to Burroughs Road. Cross over here and walk through the park back to Stamford Street. Turn left here and return to the start.

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

Disclaimer - We cannot accept responsibility 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 with you.


Author's Comments

This walk includes an area of the National Forest, which should hopefully have developed greatly in the time since I wrote this walk.

At Ratby Burroughs there is an Iron Age Hill Fort. Sadly, this is on private land, but the owner holds "open days" from time to time, and this is a site worth visiting.

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