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Great Glen, Burton Overy, & Illston
Introduction to Walk 1457

Photo from the walk - Great Glen, Burton Overy, & Illston

County/Area - Leicestershire

Author - David McMahon

Length - 11.0 miles / 17.9 km

Ascent - 500 feet / 152 metres

Grade - easy/mod

This lengthy Leicestershire walk explores the countryside to the east of Leicester. Starting from Great Glen, Burton Overy, Carlton Curlieu and Illston on the Hill are all on the route. There are a number of places for refreshment depending on opening hours.


 

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Walk 1455
Great Glen and Burton Overy
Grade - easy
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km
Walk 3338
Burton Overy from Great Glen
Grade - easy
Length - 3.0 miles / 4.9 km

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Grand Union Canal from Great Glen
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Carlton Curlieu & Illston on the Hill
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Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km
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Wistow and Newton Bridge from Fleckney
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Walk 1627
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Debdale Wharf & Foxton from Smeeton Westerby
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Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
Walk 1624
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Countesthorpe, Willoughby Waterleys & Bruntingthorpe
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Length - 9.2 miles / 15 km
Walk 2078
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Peatling Magna & Arnesby From Countesthorpe
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Length - 6.8 miles / 11.1 km
Walk 1685
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Peatling Magna from Countesthorpe
Grade - easy
Length - 4.1 miles / 6.7 km
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Rolleston from Billesdon
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Length - 5.3 miles / 8.6 km
Walk 3351
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Rolleston, Skeffington & Tilton from Billesdon
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Length - 12.3 miles / 20 km
Walk 2830
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Circular from Billesdon via Frisby Dairy Farm
Grade - easy
Length - 4.0 miles / 6.5 km

Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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