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image for Walking Route item typeIvanhoe Way - Section 1 at Ashby de la Zouch

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0116 305 8160


North Street,
Ashby de la Zouch,
LE65 1HU


Ashby de la Zouch is a busy market town which takes its name from Alain de Parrhoet la Souche who became the first Lord of the Manor in about 1160. The ruined castle was once home to the Hastings family and was a Royalist stronghold in the civil war.

The footpath to Heath End starts in North Street near to Ivanhoe School. A waymarked path behind the house leads on to Featherbed Lane past the industrial estate and beyond to Old Parks. This area was one of three medieval parks once surrounding Ashby. Continue straight on follwing the waymarks to Heath End.

At Heath End you can take a detour to Staunton Harold Hall where you will find a tearoom, garden centre and courtyard of small workshops selling locally produced crafts.

Walk Route: Ashby de la Zouch to Heath End

Access: No stiles

Duration: 1 hour

Miles: 4

Time/Effort 2 out of 5
Navigation 2 out of 5
Technicality 1 out of 5
OS map Landranger 140
Toilets Available at tourist attractions in local area

Baby changing facilitiesCash PointCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsGift shopOn-site cateringPublic toilets

Events at this Venue

date event
Thu 24 May - Sat 2 Jun Ashby Arts Festival
Fri 14 - Tue 18 Sep Ashby Statutes


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets



See location of Ashby de la Zouch on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SK 355166  Lat: 52.74604 Long: -1.47421

Ashby de la Zouch is situated in the north west side of Leicestershire. It can be reached by the M1 motorway at junction 24a and travelling along the A42 to junction 12 or 13. It can also be reached via the A511 northwards from Leicester and southwards from Burton upon Trent.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 km from Burton on Trent station