Walk 3338 - printer friendly version
Burton Overy from Great Glen Walk
Author - David McMahon
Length - 3.0 miles / 4.9 km
Ascent - 200 feet / 61 metres
Grade - easy
Start - OS grid reference SP655975
Lat 52.5713880 + Long -1.0349881
Postcode LE8 9GQ (approx. location only)
This circular walk is through Great Glen and Burton Overy; two villages to the east of the City of Leicester, with Great Glen being by far the larger. Great Glen is on the Arriva X3, Leicester to Market Harborough bus route. See website for bus times.
You start the walk from Great Glen's village green and head east along the old London Road past 'Tasty Kitchen'. When you see the sign 'Bridleway to Hilltop' turn left into the lane and then shortly afterwards pass through the gate on the right-hand side into a field. Carry on along the bridleway as it curves to the right past the pond.
Into the next field and the route swings back to the left. Carry on and head for the houses. On reaching them go to the right into a green lane and then, shortly, onto Oaks Road. Turn right and follow the road until it swings sharply left, but carry straight on along the bridleway.
Pass through several fields and then into a closed in farm track, at the end of which you climb the stile to the left, into a field and carry straight along the farm track until you reach the road. Turn right and cross the bridge and you're into Burton Overy.
At the road junction you turn right into Beadswell Lane and walk along it to the end. Take the narrow footpath between the two driveways and very quickly you're out of the village. Go to the right of the trees and follow on until you're walking parallel to Burton Brook. Once you reach the road, go right and you will pass the driveway where you started.
Note the first weekend in December Burton Overy holds an annual Xmas Tree Competition.