HinckleyEarl Shilton

Hinear one
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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Hinckley and Earl Shilton.

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Is this route good enough? -  Yes (3) No (1)

Problems reported -  Accuracy (1)

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Grid Ref SP4257893880
Lat / Lon 52.54114° / -1.37362°
Easting / Northing 442,578E / 293,880N
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Earl Shilton
Grid Ref SP4635297742
Lat / Lon 52.57555° / -1.31744°
Easting / Northing 446,352E / 297,742N
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Hinear One's land is

Arable 29.4%
Pasture 5.4%
Urban 65.2%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018


David Sanderson

13 Nov 2022 Autumn

Has the makings of a great Slow Way but early on, is marred by poor plotting at the Hinckley end. You're inexplicably required to leave the road you're on (through a building!) and then follow an alleyway back on to the road you started on. This was not quite enough to fail it but the section on Burbage Common was. There, you are instructed to leave the right of way and make a bee line for the Leicestershire Round. There was a tiny track through undergrowth but this led away from the suggested route. The suggested route did not exist. A Slow Way is supposed to be easy to follow and use rights of way. This did neither. I can not recommend it!.

Dan Phelan

29 Jan 2022 Winter

I started this SlowWays path in Hinckley town centre, where there are plenty of shops, cafes and amenities. The route leads away from the town centre, through some residential streets and past a school. It then crosses a golf course and enters Burbage Common and Woods, just off the route there's a good cafe near the main car park. The route runs parallel to a train line, goes through a farm, and then follows a long bridleway, which turns into a road, all the way to Earl Shilton. A good SlowWays route.


31 May 2021 Spring

We started Hinear from Hinckley. The route begins in the town centre, passes through a few residential streets before taking a jitty down the side of a school college and out onto Hinckley golf course. A short stroll over the well marked out route, taking care for stray balls, and then into Sheepy Woods. There's a few pathways that can be taken through here but as these woods are quite small theres no danger of getting lost. You come out onto Burbage Common, which is well trodden in places and can be boggy after a good downpour, but plenty of space to go around these sections. A trackway then takes you partway through Bridge Farm, down the side of a field and out onto a very straight Bridle Path Rd, leading up towards Earl Shilton. You cross a main road at the end complete with a pedestrian crossing as you enter Earl Shiltons residential area, then a gentle uphill stretch into the town centre. We found Hinear to be an enjoyable walk with beautiful scenery, and easy to walk pathways.

Andrew Wells

29 May 2021 Spring

A lovely walk between these two towns. I set off from Earl Shilton down Station Road into Elmesthorpe. Walking down Bridlepath Lane takes you into the countryside and on towards Burbage Common. There are several routes you can take across the common. If it's hot, you can walk through the woods; the lane will take you down to the car park where there is a great cafe; or cross the open meadows. The ground was still boggy in places, but once over the common, I crossed through the golf course. The club have clearly marked the public footpath and there are signs on the fairways to watch out for golf balls.
I followed the path past Hinckley Academy up to Butt Lane, then into the centre. Hinear One path bypasses Castle Street, but walking down it made more sense, especially as the market was on, and ended my walk at The Borough and a well earned lunch.

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