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image for Guided Walk item typeJessop's Tramway and Coleorton Railway at Swannington Heritage Trail and Mill

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Guided Walk, Mon 28 May 2018, free entry

Swannington Heritage Trail and Mill

Swannington Heritage Trail and Mill

Address

The Mill,
Swannington,
LE67 8QN

Details

On this walk we follow the line of Jessop’s 1794 Tramway from the Swannington Coalfield to near Thringstone Wharf. We then continue along the Ivanhoe Way before heading to the New Lount Nature Reserve where we will break for a picnic lunch. Our route back then traces the horse drawn 1833 Coleorton Railway. The walk is mainly through fields (arable and livestock) and along quiet roads. Some sections may be muddy and overgrown. The historic Hough Mill will be open on our return.

Walk Route: Starting at Car park on site LE67 8QW. The walk is mainly through fields (arable and livestock) and along quiet roads. Some sections may be muddy and overgrown.

Access: 25 + stiles

Duration: 4 hours

Miles: 7

Dogs accepted

Event details

Dates Times
Mon 28 May 2018 10:30

Prices

Free entry

Donations to the trust welcome.

Events at this Venue

Facilities

  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

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Parking

  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Location

Directions

See location of Swannington Heritage Trail and Mill on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SK 410171  Lat: 52.75015 Long: -1.39371

Take the A50 out of Leicester, at the Markfield roundabout take the A511 towards Coalville and Ashby, turning right at the roundabout in Coalvilles town centre.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport