HinckleyBroughton Astley

Hinbro one
Verified route

Verified Slow Way

Verified by 100.00% of reviewers

By a Slow Ways Volunteer on 07 Apr 2021


Distance

13km/8mi

Ascent

99m

Descent

65m

Download this route

Are you sure you want to download this route?

Using a GPX file for the first time?

No, back to route

Warning: Some apps automatically snap our routes to nearby footpaths. While most of the time this is done accurately, there are occasions where the route is snapped to the wrong path. If something feels unusual or wrong on your app of choice, please cross-check against the maps on our website.

Give a hike

Pledge to walk this route and help firm up its place in the network - every walk helps.

So far it has been reviewed by three people and surveyed by one person and

No other people have pledged to review this route.

Your pledged routes will show up in your pledges Waylist.

Every review and survey pledged and then walked will help make the Slow Ways network better, thank you for your help!

Sign up or log in to pledge to walk this route.

Back to route

Save to Waylist

Sign up or log in to save this route so you can find it more easily or plan a longer journey.

More options

Save to my account

Sign up or log in to save this route so you can find it more easily or plan a longer journey.

Print (via Inkatlas)

Survey this route

Review this route

Suggest a better route

Report a problem

Description

This is a Slow Ways route connecting Hinckley and Broughton Astley.

Know of a better route? Share it here.

This is a Slow Ways route connecting Hinckley and Broughton Astley.

Know of a better route? Share it here.

Status

This route has been reviewed by 3 people.

There are no issues flagged.

Photos for Hinbro one

Photos of this route will appear when they are added to a review. You can review this route here.


Information

Verified route

Route status - Live

Reviews - 3

Average rating -

Is this route good enough? -  Yes (3)

There are currently no problems reported with this route.

Downloads - 4

Surveys

What is this route like?

Surveys are submitted by fellow users of this website and show what you might expect from this Slow Ways route. Scroll down the page to read more detailed surveys.

Grade 4X based on 1 surveys Sign up or log in to survey this route.
Description Note
Grade 4: Route includes very rough surfaces including deep ruts, steep loose gravel, unmade paths and deep muddy sections. Wheelchairs may experience traction/wheel spin issues.
Access grade X: At least one stile, flight of steps or other obstacle that is highly likely to block access for wheelchair and scooter users.
Grading is based on average scores by surveyors. This slow way has 1 surveys.
Full grading description

Only people who have completed our training can become Slow Ways surveyors and submit a survey. We do not vet contributors, so we cannot guarantee the quality or completeness of the surveys they complete. If you are dependent on the information being correct we recommend reading and comparing surveys before setting off.

Survey Photos

Facilities

Facilities in the middle third of this route.

Maybe present Public toilet (1)
Maybe present Wheelchair accessible toilet (1)
Present at time of survey Supermarket (1)
Present at time of survey Restaurant (1)
Maybe present Vegan restaurant (1)
Maybe present Accommodation (1)
Maybe present Accommodation < £50 (1)
Maybe present Campsite (1)
Not present at time of survey Bothy (1)
Maybe present Free wifi (1)
Present at time of survey Public phone (1)
Present at time of survey Mobile phone coverage (1)
Not present at time of survey Train station (1)
Present at time of survey Bench (1)
Present at time of survey Picnic table (1)
Present at time of survey Bus stop (1)
Not present at time of survey Ferry (1)

Challenges

Potential challenges reported on this route. Some challenges are seasonal.

Not present at time of survey Scrambling (1)
Not present at time of survey Wading (1)
Not present at time of survey Swimming (1)
Not present at time of survey Climbing (1)
Not present at time of survey Stepping stones (1)
Maybe present Very slippery (1)
Maybe present Very muddy (1)
Maybe present Very icy (1)
Present at time of survey Likely to flood (1)
Present at time of survey Long grass sections (1)
Present at time of survey Crops encroaching on path (1)
Maybe present Diverted path (1)

Obstacles

Obstacles on this route.

Present at time of survey Stiles (1)
Present at time of survey Step and kerbs (1)
Not present at time of survey Possible to avoid steps, if applicable (1)
Maybe present Flights of steps (1)
Not present at time of survey Gates (1)
Present at time of survey Kissing gates (1)
Not present at time of survey Locked gates (1)
Not present at time of survey Disables access gates (1)
Maybe present Cycle barriers (1)
Not present at time of survey Ladders (1)
Not present at time of survey Cattle grids (1)
Not present at time of survey Fords (1)
Present at time of survey Narrow bridges (1)
Not present at time of survey Ferry required (1)
Present at time of survey Acceptable road walking (1)
Not present at time of survey Unacceptable road walking (1)
Present at time of survey Dangerous road crossings (1)
Present at time of survey Walking on paths beside roads (1)
Present at time of survey Walking on verges beside roads (1)
Not present at time of survey Railway crossings (1)
Not present at time of survey River crossings (1)
Present at time of survey Cattle possible (1)
Present at time of survey Horses possible (1)
Not present at time of survey Tidal area (1)
Present at time of survey Potential falls (1)
Present at time of survey Exposed to elements (1)
Not present at time of survey Remote area (1)
Not present at time of survey Mountainous area (1)
Not present at time of survey Military training area (1)
Present at time of survey No visible path (1)
Present at time of survey Seasonal nesting birds (1)
Not present at time of survey Other hazards (1)

Accessibility

Is this route step and stile free?

Not present at time of survey Free of stiles (1)
Not present at time of survey Free of single steps/kerbs (1)
Not present at time of survey Free of flights of steps (1)
Not present at time of survey Free of other obstacles (1)

Measurements

Surveyors were asked to measure the narrowest and steepest parts of paths.

The narrowest part of the path is 53.0cm (1)

The steepest uphill gradient East: no data

The steepest uphill gradient West: no data

The steepest camber: no data

How clear is the waymarking on the route: Clear (1)

Successfully completed

We asked route surveyors "Have you successfully completed this route with any of the following? If so, would you recommend it to someone with the same requirements?". Here is how they replied.

Small Pug-sized dog (0)
Small Labrador-sized dog (0)
Large St. Bernard-sized dog (0)
Standard pram (0)
Off-road rugged pram (0)
Standard wheelchair (0)
Off-road rugged wheelchair (0)
Standard mobility scooter (0)
Off-road rugged mobility scooter (0)

Recommended by an expert

We asked route surveyors "Are you a trained access professional, officer or expert? If so, is this route suitable for someone travelling with any of the following?" Here is how they replied.

Small Pug-sized dog (0)
Small Labrador-sized dog (0)
Large St. Bernard-sized dog (0)
Standard pram (0)
Off-road rugged pram (0)
Standard wheelchair (0)
Off-road rugged wheelchair (0)
Standard mobility scooter (0)
Off-road rugged mobility scooter (0)

Terrain

We asked route surveyors to estimate how much of the route goes through different kinds of terrain.

10.0% of the route is on roads (1)

5.0% of the route is lit at night (1)

10.0% of the route is paved (1)

30.0% of the route is muddy (1)

40.0% of the route is over rough ground (1)

10.0% of the route is through long grass (1)

Report a problem with this data

1 surveys

Information from verified surveys.

4X May 2021 by Nick Grain
Read survey

Sign up or log in to get the link to survey this route for Hinbro.

Geography information system (GIS) data

Total length

Maximum elevation

Minimum elevation

Start and end points

Hinckley
Grid Ref SP4257893880
Lat / Lon 52.54114° / -1.37362°
Easting / Northing 442,578E / 293,880N
What3Words factor.drank.papers
Broughton Astley
Grid Ref SP5256192830
Lat / Lon 52.53083° / -1.22661°
Easting / Northing 452,561E / 292,830N
What3Words president.skate.samplers

Hinbro One's land is

Arable 45.4%
Pasture 22.0%
Urban 25.3%
Woods 7.3%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018

reviews


Ken

23 Aug 2023 Summer

Basically a country walk so rough field paths with stiles and perhaps cattle. Some metal gates to offer easy passage and good services half way at Sapcote. Seats and picnic bench in the park, a pub and just off route a Co-op. Good plotting for the most part except Hinckley.

I walked from Hinckley and wonder if the meeting point has been moved from the station by a poor plotter while the basic route had a good plotter. So it was rather an indecisive start but once in the park it was plain sailing. The walk across the common and through Burbage Wood was appreciated as a break from road walking which can't be avoided to make a crossing of the M69.

The field paths from the motorway to Sapcote were fine and a stroll through the park with seats and a picnic table offer a break if required. The pub can't be missed opposite where we meet the road and the Co-op is a few yards to the left.

Leaving Sapcote it starts well with a manicured lawn of a fenced path, even the field of Maize was not an issue as the path follows the cultivation rows. It's when the path joins an overgrown old lane that the fun starts with nettles and brambles which don't treat exposed legs well.

The short section of road had a mown verge which was essential as the road had a lot of HGV traffic. It was fairly short so acceptable. Our path takes a lane from the layby then a farm track to a bridge and from there we are back across fields which may have cattle.

At Glebe Farm a sign state that the farm yard is private 'No right of way' but they haven't diverted it so the sign is incorrect. There is a good permissive path around the farm which is misleadingly officially waymarked. The final approach to the meeting point has no merit except the old brick wall and stream so I'd suggest taking the pavement directly to the centre of the village.


Hugh Hudson

20 Mar 2023 (edited 21 Mar 2023) Spring

Walked from Broughton Astley to Hinckley. A sound and fairly direct route. Quite wet and muddy. There is a minor diversion around a housing development on the east side of Sapcote which may require a change once the final layout is known. The GPX plotting immediately east of the Hinckley meeting point is sloppy - that straight line is obviously not possible. The line past the church in Broughton Astley could also do with more clarity - I passed the church on the west side as the east side didn't have a clear path.

From the war memorial at Broughton Astley we start off heading south down Station Road. The route past the church is ambiguous - I crossed the bridge and followed the paved paths through the churchyard but maybe the route designer intended us to stay on Church Close. Either way we soon reach the little path alongside the brook, which continues beyond our sharp right turn alongside the southernmost houses in the village. We cross Frolesworth and continue along the farm track into Glebe Farm. Note that the path has been slightly diverted from the middle of the farmyard into the field to the north, and there are stiles. We follow the path across a couple of fields and along field edges (plenty of gates) to the stream below Sutton Lodge, where we turn right and follow the field path out to the Fosse Way.

Here we go right a short distance then turn left into what is now a lay-by (with a burger van when I passed), then cross the main road and walk a short distance along the verge to find the signposted path than leads between hedges and across fields to the edge of Sapcote. The final stile has fallen, so a slightly awkward fence crossing is currently required. We follow the pavements and a couple of alleyways past the church, then take the surfaced path along the edge of a park. There is a pub enroute in Sapcote and a Co-Op just off route on Church Street.

We cross Park Road and take the path straight on, and we are soon diverted around a building site (the signs are inadequate but OpenStreetMap now shows the shortest detour route. It is possible that when the work is finished the route will be slightly different. Beyond this we cross more fields to reach a bridjleway where we go sharp right, then left along the field path that leads to junction 2 of the M69. We use the cycle tracks to cross the slip roads and reach the cycle track on Hinckley Road. A gate allows us through to Smithy Lane, where we pass a large mobile home site before returning to the pavement of Hinckley Road until the edge of the wood, where we turn right up another Smithy Lane. This takes us to a car park where we follow the footpath left (take care not to follow the wrong forest track. At the far side of the wood we cross the Leicestershire Round path and continue along muddy field edges to the track alongside the railway which takes us to London Road.

Our route continues across pavements and surfaced paths through two parks and past St Mary's Church to the meeting point in Hinckley Market Place.


Nick Grain

26 Nov 2021 Autumn

This is the first Slow Way I've walked and surveyed. I knew most of the route, and was impressed with most of the suggested route - maybe my local knowledge could suggest some very minor alterations, but I was generally very happy with it. I used Komoot to download the route, and most of my photos can be seen there - https://www.komoot.com/tour/360197571?ref=wtd.


Share your views about this route, give it a star rating, indicate whether it should be verified or not.

Include information that will be useful to others considering to walk or wheel it.

You can add up to 15 photos.

Overall ratings

3 reviews


0 reviews

2 reviews

1 reviews

0 reviews

0 reviews

Show all


There are no other routes for Hinckley — Broughton Astley

If you know a better way, then please let us know.

Review this better route and help establish a trusted network of walking routes.

Suggest a better route if it better meets our methodology.

See all routes from Hinckley.

See all routes from Broughton Astley.