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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Loughborough and Keyworth.

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Grid Ref SK5434520431
Lat / Lon 52.77876° / -1.19578°
Easting / Northing 454,345E / 320,431N
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Grid Ref SK6181631159
Lat / Lon 52.87439° / -1.08301°
Easting / Northing 461,816E / 331,160N
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Loukey Two's land is

Arable 72.1%
Pasture 15.3%
Urban 12.6%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018



26 Mar 2023 Spring

An excellent direct Slow Way with some good views from well walked paths. Mostly arable with some cross field paths, horses perhaps but no cattle seen. Refreshment opportunities along the way and seats. Bus to bail out on main road at Rempstone is the best bet.

Leaving Keyworth this walk passes through the traditional village centre around the church where shops are also located. The exit road has buildings of interest then it's a well used track.  Care is needed to leave along the footpath which is obvious on the ground but not so on the plotting.

The fields are initially horse paddocks as the footpath slowly diverges from the green lane leaving local walkers behind. The walk to Wysall deserves five plus stars with the added attraction of Jubilee Wood a Woodland Trust project.

Wysall offers an inn just off route. The plotting follows the road but a better route is through the churchyard where seats or a stone pew in the porch would offer a break or shelter. A short section of road with potential for an ice cream, then back in the fields. Rotten planks at the bridge need care and have been reported to the HA, chase them up if nothing has improved.

The next road is very quiet, only a single tractor and trailer passed the tarmac provides easy walking and the veges offer safety if required. The approach to Rempstone makes use of the wide verge with allotments tended by the locals. Again an inn is just off route, in sight this time and the main road offers frequent buses.

Cutting the corner along paths at first fenced between pony paddocks before dropping to the road which is crossed along with the stream which marks the boundary into Leicestershire. A major change here since my last visit with poultry sheds and lots of fencing the latter is not intrusive but I do wonder if it prevents travel corridors for wildlife.

A climb onto the bridleway that follows the ridge which onward offers good views in both directions. Stanford Hall to the north and Loughborough ahead. Approaching Stanford Lane I followed the direct track, used by all. There was no sign of the cross field path being used or marked out and old maps show the direct track as bridle road.

I found the river and railway crossing of interest which takes us onto Loughborough Meadow an area open for picnics in years gone by. The final enclosed path was muddy but this links well to the meeting point at the main line station on the edge of the town. At the road note the bridge alongside which carries the Great Central heritage line. The bridge has recently been renewed, paid for by the members at a cost in excess of £1M.

Hugh Hudson

14 Dec 2022 (edited 15 Dec 2022) Autumn

Walked from Loughborough to Keyworth on a fine cold December morning. A good direct route with fine views. Quite a lot of stiles, a few steps and field paths that can be muddy.

Leaving the meeting point at Loughborough station, we take the steps up to Nottingham Road, turn left and cross the railway bridge, then take the path that goes parallel to the Great Central railway between fences past the Brush factory and out onto the open meadow. We continue to follow the railway until we cross it through a little tunnel, that leads to two bridges over two branches of the Soar (a few more steps). Beyond the second bridge we take the right hand fork which takes us straight to Stanford Lane, where we turn right. Most locals go straight up the field edge below Moat Hill Spinney, though the right of way goes across the field (I did the walk in December so I don't know how well cut this line is in summer.

The path takes an obvious line along field edges at the top of the hill most of the way out to the A60. Eventually the bridleway goes sharp right, and our path goes left between high fences, then right along King's Brook just beyond the farm track.The A60 has a pavement on the left (west side) which we use to cross the brook, then find the signed footpath right that leads into a large open field. The path follows the field boundary rather than cutting the first corner on the right of way line. At the top of the field we go slightly right, then use a fenced path left that leads down into Rempstone. We cross Main Street (there is a pub just off route on the left) and turn right, then take the left turn into Wysall Lane.

Beyond the village there is no pavement, but the road is quiet and has wide verges, and is popular with local dog walkers. We follow the road for some distance until just beyond an obvious left turn, where a signed path heads straight on across two arable fields.

We emerge on Costock Road and follow it right into Wysall village, then turn left by the church up Main Street. We go right on Widmerpool Road, then left through Tuckwood Court where a signposted path leads between fences to an open field, where the trodden path line goes right around the edge of the field then left along the right hand edge. We turn right along the next field down the hill, then take a diagonal line up to an overgrown old lane (not a right of way).

We cross the lane and beyond the path goes immediately right along the field edge then left along the edge of the next field. At the top of another hill the well marked path goes right across the field, then continues straight on across more smaller fields and a small wood to a bridge across a small brook, then straight on across more fields (some protected by electric fences) until we join Lings Lane by a little pool, a little further than the GPX file suggests. From here the way into Keyworth is obvious, up Lings Lane and straight on along Main Street, then right at the church (the old village centre which I would have chosen as the meeting place. We turn left at Elm Avenue, and pass to the left of the village hall then half right beyond it along the path that goes along the school fence. We turn right down Church Drive and cross Wolds Drive to reach the Keyworth meeting point at the bus shelter opposite the Co-op.

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