Lost Villages of Leicestershire: Ingarsby

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This is a lovely walk through rolling countryside that feels very remote (despite being only ten miles from Leicester). Starting from the Dog and Gun pub in Keyham, there is a strong feeling of the past: the deserted village, a prehistoric trackway and a closed railway all point to human interaction with the landscape. The conversion of the land to sheep farming in the 15th Century and the money made at the expense of those cleared from their farms shows in the many splendid churches that exist in the villages around the walk, like the Cotswolds, further evidence that in medieval England, wool was king.

England - Central England - Leicestershire - Countryside


Ancient Monument, Church, Industrial Archaeology, Mostly Flat, Pub
5/6/2014 - Denise Taylor

This is a lovely walk done on a quiet bank holiday Monday in dry sunny weather. We thought this an easy to moderate walk as there were some patches that were fairly difficult underfoot. The farm track would challenge a tank and needed careful navigation. When you get to the lost village you get a wonderful view if you go straight up from the gate; turn left at the top and walk along to the black and white gate.

10/8/2011 - Richard Hardy

Mostly off lead walking in fields, some road walking along quiet country roads is involved. No livestock encountered when we wrote up the walk.