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Old John & Beacon Hill

County/Area - Leicestershire

Author - James Rhodes

Length - 8.8 miles / 14.2 km

Ascent - 900 feet / 273 metres

Grade - easy/mod

Start - OS grid reference SK523098
Lat 52.683378 // Long -1.227788
Postcode LE6 0HB (approx. location only)
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Route Outline

This circular walk climbs two of Leicestershire's most popular hills, also visiting Ulverscroft Priory and the pretty village of Newtown Linford. Although there are two fairly long climbs, the paths are very clear and the going easy throughout. Bradgate Park and Beacon Hill can both be very busy on summer weekends, and those seeking peace might prefer this walk in the week. The walk is described from the large pay-and-display car-park serving Bradgate Park in Newtown Linford, but there are several other car-parks close to the route and also limited street parking in both Newtown Linford and Woodhouse Eaves.

GPS Files - Notes

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GPS files do not show topography and dangerous terrain and should be used in conjunction with paper maps. Suitable maps are listed below. The preferred scale is 1:25000 especially in hilly and mountainous areas.

These walks have been published for use by site visitors on the understanding that Walking Britain is not held responsible for the safety or well being of those following the routes as described. It is worth reiterating the point that you should embark on a walk with the correct maps preferably at 1:25000 scale. This will enable any difficulties with route finding to be assessed and corrective action taken if necessary.

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Ordnance Survey Explorer 246Sheet Map1:25kBUY
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Ordnance Survey Landranger 129Sheet Map1:50kBUY
Anquet OS Landranger 129Digital Map1:50kBUY
Ordnance Survey Landranger 140Sheet Map1:50kBUY
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It is recommended you take a map. The preferred scale is 1:25k.

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