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image for Walking Route item typeCircular walk 2 at Normanton le Heath

Walking Route, free entry


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0116 265 8160


Normanton le Heath,


To begin the walk, as you face the church head left up Main Street. At the road crossing go stright over into School Lane. Look out for a waymarked stile in the hedge just after the first house on your left.
Cross the stile and follow the waymarkers through thepaddocks of horses. continue to follow the waymarkers across the fields until a house comes into view ahead. By aiming slightly to the right of this house you will meet an enclosed track. Go straight over the enclosed track and onto the footpath up the hill, passing to the right of Ross Knob House. Cross the stile and continue in the same direction towards teh plantation. Here you will join a track heading towards Alton Grange.
After a short distance cut off right before a pond and over the stile. Continue to follow the waymarkers to the right-hand corner of the field and across teh next field to a track. Turn right and follow the track up the hill, where it will eventually become hedged on both sides. Leave the track when it takes a sharp right hand bend, and follow the footpath through the mature wood and into the newly planted section. On meeting another track turn left. Continue along this track until this then takes another sharp right hand bend.
At this point continue straight over a footpath which becomes enclosed by hedges. Once at the road, cross over into the Hollow, then at the T junction turn right to return to the church on Main Street.

Duration: 1½ hours

Miles: 4

Open all the time


Free entry



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Map reference: SK 425157  Lat: 52.73806 Long: -1.37122

Normanton le Heath can be reached from either Ashby, on the Ashby Road via Packington, or from Ibstock via Heather.