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image for Walking Route item typeIvanhoe Way - Section 4 at Bardon Hill

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The Ivanhoe Way is signposted off Greenhill Road to Bardon Hill. You can either walk around the bottom of the woods by turning left or take the path climbing up to the summit. Bardon Hill is 912 feet high, the highest point in Leicestershire. On a clear day you can see as far as Shropshire and Derbyshire. Keep to the waymarked paths as the quarry is still active. After crossing the haul road continue south east past Old Rise Rocks Farm onto the A511.

Turn left and cross the A511 and the footpath continues to Stanton under Bardon beyond the roundabout. Cross Stanton Lane and a dismantled tramway and skirt around the village straight on to Bagworth.

At Bagworth Park you can either continue straight on under the railway line directly into Bagworth or you can turn right past Bagworth Park Farm and follow the course of the Bagworth Inclined Plane to the site of Bagworth Station. The Incline was built as part of the Leicester and Swannington Railway where the slope was so steep passengers had to dismount and walk.

At the top of the Incline, turn left over the railway bridge which crosses the Midland Railway line of 1848. To continue the walk, turn left and follow Station Road through the village. On your right is the site of Bagworth Colliery, closed in 1991 the last deep mine to operate in Leicestershire.

From Bagworth through to Shackerstone the Ivanhoe Way follows part of the Leiestershire Round - a 100 mile route around Leicestershire.

On leaving Barlestone Road, Bagworth, the spire of All Saints Church, Nailstone can be seen in the distance. The spire could help you to navigate on this part of the route - on reaching Nailstone bear left to visit the church before leaving the village along Vero's Lane.

Walk Route: Whitwick; Bardon; Bagworth; Nailstone

Access: No stiles

Duration: 2 hours

Miles: 6

Time/Effort 2 out of 5
Navigation 2 out of 5
Technicality 1 out of 5
OS map Landranger 129
Toilets None

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 19 May Bardon Hill Nordic Walk
Thu 24 May Bardon Hill Nordic Walk
Sat 26 May Bardon Hill Nordic Walk



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Map reference: SK 425157  Lat: 52.73808 Long: -1.37122