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Normanton Park & Desford Crossroads from Croft

County/Area - Leicestershire

Author - David McMahon

Length - 11.5 miles / 18.7 km

Ascent - 500 feet / 152 metres

Grade - moderate

Start - OS grid reference SP511956
Lat 52.555849 // Long -1.247728
Postcode LE9 3EJ (approx. location only)
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Route Outline

Croft is a village 8 miles south east of Leicester. Arriva Bus 50 & 50a services the village. In addition, on-street parking is available although do be considerate to residents of the village. To start the walk head north up Station Road over the railway line and follow the road as it swings left past the Heathcote Arms and Michael & All Angels Church. At the next bend in the road take the footpath on the left, through the cemetery. At the end of it go right through the hedgerow, then turn left and follow the grassy track (grid ref. SP506961). Cross over the wooden footbridge and then over a stile and almost immediately go right over another stile and follow the headland to the far end of the field. Turn left and continue along the side of the field until you reach the small hamlet of Potters Marston.

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