Leisys one
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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Leicester and Syston.

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Grid Ref SK5875604622
Lat / Lon 52.63619° / -1.13321°
Easting / Northing 458,756E / 304,622N
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Grid Ref SK6267511563
Lat / Lon 52.69815° / -1.07399°
Easting / Northing 462,675E / 311,563N
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Leisys One's land is

Green urban 8.0%
Other agricultural land 23.7%
Pasture 5.0%
Urban 61.9%
Water 1.3%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018



22 Nov 2022 Autumn

We walked this wonderful route with the @Muslim.Hikers and had a wonderful time, saw a space centre, beautiful bridges, a lovely park, the autumnal sunshine and lots of soothing water ways. There were forms of pathways for the majority of the route, comfy walking boots or trainers recommended. Toilet at the starting point and also at the finish. the walk through town was great for grabbing a much needed coffee.

Tim Ryan

12 Nov 2022 Autumn

I enjoyed the route. I found it easy to follow. Was safe and with plenty of Riverside and lakeside paths. Much of it on tarmac.


15 May 2021 Spring

Much of this walk is lovely, through Abbey Park and Watermead. There are a couple of places I wouldn't feel safe walking as a woman on my own, an under pass near Abbey Park (although you can choose to cross the dual carriageway instead) and a long, very isolated and industrial path along the marina, but it would be possible to avoid this by going through Birstall instead.

During wet weather the route would be muddy and liable to flooding.

Lots of nice places in Watermead to stop and have a picnic next to the water. There were some toilets in Watermead but they were closed and there were coffee and icecream vans in the car park. You pass a cafe in Abbey Park towards the beginning of the route and a Shell garage once you get in to Syston.

We walked on a Saturday lunchtime. Abbey Park was relatively busy with dog walkers but the rest of the walk was pretty quiet.

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