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Bosworth and Congerstone

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Bosworth and Congerstone
Author: , Published: 26 Mar 2015 Walk rating : Rating:star0 Bosworth and Congerstone Walking Guidestar0 Bosworth and Congerstone Walking Guidestar0 Bosworth and Congerstone Walking Guidestar0 Bosworth and Congerstone Walking Guidestar0 Bosworth and Congerstone Walking Guide
Leicestershire, Market Bosworth
Walk Type: Footpaths and byways
Bosworth and Congerstone
Length: 7 miles,  Difficulty: boot Bosworth and Congerstone Walking Guide boot Bosworth and Congerstone Walking Guide
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A 7 mile circular walk starting and ending at the Bosworth Water Trust near Market Bosworth in Leicestershire. A mix of undulating fields, riverside track and canal towpath.

The walk has a few gentle slopes and the paths across fields can get muddy. You will need to negotiate some steps and several stiles along the way.

From M42 J10 head south through Twycross for about 6.5 miles. Turn left into Bosworth Road for a further 2 miles, the Water Trust Car Park is signposted on the right. There is a parking fee per car which varies according to the season and day of the week. Approximate post code CV13 6PD.

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Walk Sections

Start to Across the Fields
Start to Across the Fields

Start point: 52.6238 lat, -1.4295 long
End point: 52.625 lat, -1.4407 long

Leave the Water Trust car park, turning left onto the side access road then left again onto Wellsborough Road. (Take care of any traffic and use the grass verge for your safety). Follow Wellsborough Road for half a mile. On the right there is a footpath sign at a gate and stile. Cross the stile into a field.

Across the Fields to Triangle Spinney
Across the Fields to Triangle Spinney

Start point: 52.625 lat, -1.4407 long
End point: 52.6272 lat, -1.4654 long

Keep to the left of the first field as you go uphill. Go through a gap at the end and keep to the left edge of the next two fields.

You will emerge to the middle of the boundary of a fourth field. Head straight over this and cross the stile ahead. Cross the next smaller field to another stile. This stile brings you to the corner of the next field. Cross this field diagonally to the far corner. Go ahead into the next field and bear right, keeping the field hedge on your right. About two thirds of the way along the edge is a waymarker pointing diagonally left, which allows you to cut the corner off the field. You are heading for the right-hand edge of the spinney ahead of you, though it may be easier to continue around the edge of the field to avoid walking through the crop.

Triangle Spinney to River Sense

Start point: 52.6272 lat, -1.4654 long
End point: 52.6283 lat, -1.4754 long

Go around the far side of the spinney and enter the next field. Keep to the edge with the spinney on your left, go through the hedge gap into the next field. Keep to the edge until you reach a waymarker at the next hedge gap. Turn right and walk along the right-hand field edge; you can see the next couple of waymarkers ahead of you.

Continue until you reach a stile. Cross the stile into the next field, keep ahead along the field edge until you reach a farm track. Go left onto the track, past a house, until you reach a bridge crossing the River Sense.

River Sense to Ivy House Farm
River Sense to Ivy House Farm

Start point: 52.6283 lat, -1.4754 long
End point: 52.6358 lat, -1.4596 long

At the bridge, turn right and walk along the river bank. Ignore the two bridges you pass and keep to the field edge as the river comes from the north and the field continues alongside a stream. Eventually the field starts to narrow and you come to a stile on your left. Cross the stile into another field.

Ivy House Farm to Congerstone

Start point: 52.6358 lat, -1.4596 long
End point: 52.6428 lat, -1.4583 long

Cross the field to a farm track immediately ahead of you. Follow this track alongside a field, past the slurry pit and farm buildings to reach Bilstone Road at the edge of Congerstone village.

Congerstone to Ashby De La Zouche Canal
Congerstone to Ashby De La Zouche Canal

Start point: 52.6428 lat, -1.4583 long
End point: 52.6461 lat, -1.4521 long

Turn right onto Bilstone Road and after about 60 yards turn left onto Main Street. After about 300 yards there is a fork in the road at a war memorial. Take the right branch to Barton Road. After another 250 yards take the road on the right, Poplar Terrace. Follow Poplar Terrace, past a row of houses and up a short rise to the canal bridge.

Ashby De La Zouche Canal to Market Bosworth
Ashby De La Zouche Canal to Market Bosworth

Start point: 52.6461 lat, -1.4521 long
End point: 52.6253 lat, -1.4232 long

Join the Ashby De La Zouch Canal at bridge 49 and head away from the bridge (don't go under the bridge). Shortly you will pass one of the mile posts marked 17:13 (this denotes 17 miles from Marston Junction: 13 miles to the old terminus at Ashby). Follow the canal and you will also pass 16:14 and 15:15 further along.

At about the 6 mile mark, the canal passes close to the Battlefield Line railway and if you are lucky you may get a sight of a steam train across the canal.

Continue along the canal until you reach Bosworth Marina. Here the towpath has been redirected slightly to allow access to the marina. Go under the road bridge and up the steps on the far side.

Market Bosworth to End
Market Bosworth to End

Start point: 52.6253 lat, -1.4232 long
End point: 52.6238 lat, -1.4295 long

Exit through the gate at the top of the steps and turn left onto Wellsborough Road. Follow the road for 1/2 mile back to the Water Park and car park where the walk began.

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Text and images for this walk are Copyright © 2015 by the author Ohbodder and may not be reproduced without permission.

The information in this guide has been provided in good faith and is intended only as a guide, not a statement of fact. You are advised to check the accuracy of the information provided and should not use this guide for navigational directions nor should you rely on the accuracy of the weather forecast. You are advised to take appropriate clothing, footwear, equipment and navigational materials with you according to the current and possible weather and nature of the terrain. Always follow the country code and follow any additional warnings or instructions that may be available. Some walks may be very strenuous and you are advised to seek medical advice if you have any doubts as to your capability to complete the walk.

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Uploaded: 26 Mar 2015
Milepost on the Ashby De La Zouch Canal. 17 miles to Marston Junction, 13 miles to the original terminus at Ashby De La Zouch.
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Uploaded: 29 Mar 2015

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Uploaded: 29 Mar 2015
The start of the canal section of the walk


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