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Leicestershire Walk
Wood Brook and Buck Hill from Nanpantan Reservoir

County/Area - Leicestershire

Author - David McMahon

Length - 2.5 miles / 4.1 km    Ascent - 250 feet / 76 metres

Time - 1 hours 30 minutes    Grade - easy

Start - OS grid reference SK507169
Lat 52.747351 // Long -1.250361
Postcode LE11 3YG (approx. location only)
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Walk Route Description

Photo from the walk - Wood Brook and Buck Hill from Nanpantan Reservoir
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This walk uses a series of permissive paths in the Charnwood Forest area just south of Loughborough. The starting point is Nanpantan Reservoir (grid ref. SK507169) where there are both parking and toilet facilities. This walk could also be added onto Walk 1487, as its starting point is opposite where you come onto Nanpantan Road.

To start the walk leave the car park and turn right onto Woodhouse Lane and then turn left at the crossroads onto Nanpantan Road. Carry on this road until you see a ?Permissive Path? sign on the left-hand side. Go through a gate, along a closed in footpath and then right through another gate into a narrow wood. Out the other side and go slightly right diagonal through the field until you reach another wood. Follow the path as it eventually goes left and when you reach a clearing take the path which goes sharp right. Pass through into the field; turn sharp left and follow the stone wall. Follow it around to the left until you reach a farm gate. Turn right as indicated by the arrow and walk parallel to the stone wall. You then have another gate to negotiate.

After that gate you aim slightly diagonal to the left toward the side of a wood. Follow the stone wall to the right enclosing the wood as the path swings to the right and downhill to Wood Brook. Turn left to follow the brook and then over a bridge. Carry on along this path as it swings to the right and then straightens to go uphill. Near the top of the slope look for a gap, to the left, in a stone wall and take this path which carries on rising until you're on the summit of Buck Hill where there is a very good view of the surrounding countryside.

You then carry on along the ridge until the path drops down and swings to the right into a field. Cross the field to the wood facing you; go through the gate and follow the enclosed footpath you then come out onto Woodhouse Lane; go to your left and walk back to the car.??



Other walks nearby

Walk 2941 Out Wood & Beacon Hill from Loughborough - easy/mod - 6.8 miles/11.1 km

Walk 1487 Blackbrook Reservoir & Nanpantan from Mount St Bernard - moderate - 12.0 miles/19.5 km

Walk 2315 Old John & Beacon Hill - easy/mod - 8.8 miles/14.2 km

Walk 2234 Belton, Osgathorpe, Worthington & Wilson from Diseworth - moderate - 13.8 miles/22.4 km

Walk 2080 Belton, Osgathorpe, & Worthington from Diseworth - easy/mod - 10.3 miles/16.7 km

Walk 1592 Thornton Reservoir - easy - 2.5 miles/4.1 km

Walk 1465 Sileby, Barrow on Soar and Walton from Seagrave - easy/mod - 12.5 miles/20.3 km

Walk 1543 Desford, Botcheston and Thornton (Reservoir) from Ratby - moderate - 11.0 miles/17.9 km

Walk 1591 Thornton Reservoir From Ratby - easy/mod - 6.3 miles/10.2 km

Walk 1537 Frisby on the Wreake & Brooksby from Rearsby - moderate - 12.3 miles/19.9 km

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