Leicestershire Walking Guidebooks and Maps
Displayed below are Leicestershire walking guidebooks and maps for ramblers. Some of the guidebooks are out of print but available from third-parties via Amazon.
The Ordnance Survey “Explorer” maps are available in standard quality (shown), as well as the tougher all-weather type.
Remember to look at our Long-Distance Footpaths and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty for more Leicestershire walking guidebooks.
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“The Leicestershire Round guide 2017 takes you on a tour of 100 miles around the county. The route includes many highlights of Leicestershire, Charnwood Forest, Bradgate Park, Burrough Hill Iron Age Fort, Foxton Locks, Burbage Common and Bosworth Battlefield Centre. It visits pretty villages, varied countryside and passes through a part of the National Forest.
The guide offers a detailed description of the route alongside maps taken from the popular Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 maps. Photographs and text invite you to points of interest along the way. The book is spiral bound for ease of use in a protective map case.
The walk was originally devised by members of the Leicestershire Footpath Association (LFA) to mark the centenary of their organisation in 1987, one hundred miles to mark one hundred years. This 2017 guide is a complete update including minor alterations to the route.
The Round is on the doorstep of a large urban population including Leicester, Loughborough, Melton Mowbray, Market Harborough, Hinckley and Coalville. The section from Barwell to Frisby on the Wreake (40 miles) is especially easy to access by public transport.
The route has always had the support of Leicestershire County Council and is well maintained by them with the installation of gates, yellow topped posts and ditch crossings. The route is shown as a Recreational Route on Ordnance Survey maps. Distinctive waymarking is now carried out by wardens, coordinated by the LFA.”
– Leicestershire Round
“Fifteen circular walks ranging between 3 and a half to 6 miles, taking you through the beautiful scenery of Leicestershire & Rutland. This book fits neatly into a pocket and also gives you information on places of interest along the way.”
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