Market BosworthIbstock

Maribs one
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By a Slow Ways Volunteer on 07 Apr 2021


Distance

10km/6mi

Ascent

117m

Descent

107m

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Market Bosworth and Ibstock.

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Market Bosworth and Ibstock.

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Reviews - 1

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Is this route good enough? -  Yes (1)

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Description Note
Grade 3: Route includes rough surfaces that may include small boulders, potholes, shallow ruts, loose gravel, short muddy sections.
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.
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Facilities

Facilities in the middle third of this route.

Not present at time of survey Public toilet (1)
Not present at time of survey Wheelchair accessible toilet (1)
Not present at time of survey Supermarket (1)
Not present at time of survey Restaurant (1)
Not present at time of survey 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)
Maybe present Public phone (1)
Maybe present Mobile phone coverage (1)
Not present at time of survey Train station (1)
Present at time of survey Bench (1)
Not present at time of survey Picnic table (1)
Maybe present 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)
Maybe present 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)
Present at time of survey Flights of steps (1)
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)
Not present at time of survey 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)
Not 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)
Not 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)
Maybe present Seasonal nesting birds (1)
Maybe present 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.

Narrowest part of path: no data

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

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There is no data on how much of this route is on roads

There is no data on how much of this route is lit at night

Thereis no data on amount of route paved

There is no data on muddiness

There is no data on rough ground

There is no data on long grass

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3X February 2023 by Ken
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Geography information system (GIS) data

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Start and end points

Market Bosworth
Grid Ref SK4059803072
Lat / Lon 52.62392° / -1.40169°
Easting / Northing 440,598E / 303,072N
What3Words shuttled.inclines.otter
Ibstock
Grid Ref SK4068910635
Lat / Lon 52.69190° / -1.39942°
Easting / Northing 440,689E / 310,635N
What3Words kitchen.immediate.animate

Maribs One's land is

Arable 41.0%
Pasture 36.4%
Urban 20.1%
Woods 2.5%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018

review


Ken

19 Feb 2023 Winter

This is Leicestershire so the route is well signed, mostly gates with new ones being installed as I passed. Part is easy walking but other paths are across ploughed fields, could also be cattle. Just misses the inn at Carlton and any inns that were at Nailstone have now closed. At six miles the lack of services in the middle should not be an issue, an enjoyable walk.

The route strikes out from the market place between the co-op and the imposing former bank. The latter showing the importance of Market Bosworth in days gone by while the diminutive co-op offers a view on its status today. Our destination is a complete contrast. A public loo is hidden down the lane at the start of the walk which here is part of the Leicestershire Round.

The neatly mown humps and hollows through which the path passes gives the appearance of a golf course but no greens, flags or players to be seen. The path continues to Carlton where we leave 'The Round' and take the village street but veer off to avoid passing The Gate Hangs Well.

A direct crossing of the road leads onto a lesser used field path but the plot and yellow topped posts help, even if the going is more difficult over uneven ground. New kissing gates were being installed around here but beware - the waymark post had been replaced the wrong way around. The spire of Nailstone church later provides guidance across a large field towards a large modern farm shed beside which is a squat waymark post.

The farm track from here is inviting but not the path which is again across the field to meet the road for a brief walk along the verge, do not cross before the road junction. Press reports offer a reopening of The Bulls Head here but no sign of renovations in February 2023. We meet The Round again here but that heads east and we take a path northwards towards the hamlet of Belcher's Bar.

From here our path shows more evidence of footfall. Approaching the edge of Ibstock it was rather soft going even after a very dry month. The main street offers a cafe or was it two, an old fashioned hardware shop and a real classic The Palace. All this made me think the meeting place was in the wrong place but the Slow Way end does have a modern precinct of shops and a bus shelter.

  • Mel Townsend

    Mel Townsend

    14 Jan 2024

    Fantastic walk. At Carlton- the footpath was fortuitously diverted to avoid a field which may have previously contained livestock and so were led straight to The Gate Hangs Well pub for a quick refreshment stop (good food/snacks and beer here).
    Fields were boggy but was to be expected.
    Route was east to follow- we did this in reverse from Ibstock to Market Bosworth. I’ve created another route as we had around another 2 miles to this route starting point at Ibstock.
    Easy to follow and quiet footpaths.
    Very good for dogs and we saw a variety of wildlife including alpacas, llamas, sheep and horses.

  • Ken

    Ken

    14 Jan 2024

    Hello Mel, glad you enjoyed this walk, to encourage others to do this fantastic walk please give it a star rating and leave a brief review, just say what you have said here. Thanks.

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