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|Bosworth and Congerstone|
|Author: Ohbodder, Published: 26 Mar 2015||Walk rating : Rating:|
|Leicestershire, Market Bosworth|
|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.
|Start to Across the Fields|
Start point: 52.6238 lat, -1.4295 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|
Start point: 52.625 lat, -1.4407 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.
|Triangle Spinney to River Sense|
Start point: 52.6272 lat, -1.4654 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.
|River Sense to Ivy House Farm|
Start point: 52.6283 lat, -1.4754 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
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|
Start point: 52.6428 lat, -1.4583 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|
Start point: 52.6461 lat, -1.4521 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.
|Market Bosworth to End|
Start point: 52.6253 lat, -1.4232 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.
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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|Image by: Ohbodder |
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.
|Image by: Ohbodder |
Uploaded: 29 Mar 2015
|Image by: Ohbodder |
Uploaded: 29 Mar 2015
The start of the canal section of the walk
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