Shackerstone - Newton Burgoland - Snarestone - Shackerstone

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This walk starts and ends at Shackerstone, home of the Bosworth Battlefield steam railway. It starts along the Ashby Canal and then goes across fields to Newton Burgoland, calling at the oldest pub in Leicestershire, circa 1290. It is of course, said to be haunted, but I’ve only seen the ghosts after a couple of pints of Marston's Pedigree. From here the walk goes via fields to Snarestone and then returns along the towpath of the Ashby Canal, about three miles back to Shackerstone. This part of the Ashby Canal is very quiet and peaceful; it abounds with wildlife, ducks, swans, moorhens and many species of birds. After Bridge 56, stand still for five minutes and see the beautiful dragonflies. They have the most wonderful dark blue, luminous bodies, glittering in the sunshine as they flit from reed to reed. Admire the wildflowers that grow beside the canal and in the hedgerow. You will meet the occasional barge, whose helmsman will expect you to wave and exchange greetings.

England - Central England - Leicestershire - Countryside


Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Gift Shop, Mostly Flat, Museum, Pub, Restaurant, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
5/27/2011 - Walkingworld Administrator

Our thanks to Roy Davenport for his updates for this walk. May 2011. Adrian (Admin)

4/8/2009 - Roy Davenport

All OK Feb 09 RD

1/5/2008 - Robert Holland

Completed 2/1/2008 - lovely walk, a little muddy especially at the "Ivanhoe Way" stretch so wellies were the order of the day! The two pubs on route are well worth a stop - the food at the Belper Arms was great... At point 6, for lane read footpath to the right of the cottage... Happy Walking :)

6/8/2007 - Roy Davenport

June 07 OK RD

3/29/2005 - Sue Kirkbride

Sue Simms Nuneaton - Very well planned out walk. Didn't get lost once. Lunch at the Globe was scrumptious, staff lovely. Belper Arms was shut at 11.15 on Sunday so have to do this one again. One word of caution though at point 8 the track that is mentioned before the "Ivanhoe Way" footpath is quite hard going, it looks as if it is used for off road driving. If it has been raining expect to dig yourself out. Happy Walking.

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