Market BosworthDesford

Markdes one
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Distance

9km/6mi

Ascent

44m

Descent

46m

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Description

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

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

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Reviews - 2

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Is this route good enough? -  Yes (2)

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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.

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)
Maybe present 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)
Maybe present 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)
Not present at time of survey Very slippery (1)
Not present at time of survey 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)
Present at time of survey 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)
Not present at time of survey Flights of steps (1)
Present at time of survey Gates (1)
Kissing gates (0)
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)
Not 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)
Dangerous road crossings (0)
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)
Not 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)
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: Very clear (1)

Successfully completed

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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.

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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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
Desford
Grid Ref SK4781103357
Lat / Lon 52.62589° / -1.29511°
Easting / Northing 447,811E / 303,357N
What3Words painting.freshest.lowest

Markdes One's land is

Arable 41.5%
Pasture 21.4%
Urban 37.2%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018

reviews


K

13 Aug 2023 Summer

Flat route, two stiles on the Cadeby to Newbold Verdon section, crosses farmland, through woods, village streets and Market Bosworth Country Park. The route is mainly easy to follow on the ground. An exception is east of the A447, where my old OS Explorer paper map was out of date with the footpath having been moved. Online maps and the Slow Ways route are more accurate.
You can walk it in one direction and catch the 153 bus back to your starting point. Toilets in Market Bosworth Country Park, pubs and food shops in Market Bosworth, Newbold Verdon and Desford.


Ken

12 Feb 2023 Winter

This is Leicestershire so I expect and get quality. A mix of headland and cross field paths over cropped fields. There was also some grass, so at times there could be cattle. Gates all the way, well almost, one annoying stile which looked new and of poor quality. Otherwise an excellent walk with good services half way.

Dropping off the bus at the meeting place in Desford I struggled to understand the route out via Main Street, it did pass a Co-op on Newbold Road but little else. Countryside starts along the track to Lockey Farm Boarding Kennels, the recorded path cuts across one field but there was no sign of use or reinstatement so I stayed on the track.

Turning by the closed gates to the kennels we are still along the field headland but even after a dry January the ground was still soft here and again later in the walk there were muddy patches. It doesn't matter that the plot is a straight line because the walked path is obvious by the hedge, not across the fields as shown on the map.

Crossing a minor road the field edge is some distance so it's across the middle but again well walked, unless you are the first visitor after cultivation. This is Leicestershire so while the paint is starting to peel and fade there are still a fair number of yellow topped posted to help guide us.

Newbold Verdon has shops, an inn, a cafe and buses so it's tempting to stay put or give up but I pressed on, destination Coalville by end of day. Main Street has lost any shops that may have given it a name, it leads only to the impressive church where we turn onto the path signed for Cadeby.

This is the pasture section so livestock could be in the fields then a cropped field before a short woodland section and next that latest countryside crop, a solar farm. Recent maps show extensive quarry activity next but it's all now vanished. Our path has been officially diverted around the large hole, sorry feature lake, but stays in the field. The road is still signed 'Quarry' so there may be lorries but not on the Saturday of my walk.

Cadeby is a pretty and affluent village but has no services. The Reverend Teddy Boston once had rails around the rectory garden here. The cross field path is well marked taking us via the Rugby Football Club ground to Market Bosworth Country Park with a view of the hall now a hotel, rooms at £51 but only 3.6 stars.

We follow the one way system to reach the Market Place where seats, services and buses await a weary traveller.


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