Melbourne (South Derbyshire)Coalville

Melcoa one
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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Melbourne (South Derbyshire) and Coalville.

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Melbourne (South Derbyshire)
Grid Ref SK3862125185
Lat / Lon 52.82284° / -1.42831°
Easting / Northing 438,621E / 325,185N
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Grid Ref SK4234614425
Lat / Lon 52.72584° / -1.37442°
Easting / Northing 442,346E / 314,425N

Melcoa One's land is

Arable 50.9%
Other agricultural land 8.7%
Pasture 11.7%
Urban 20.7%
Woods 8.0%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018


Frances S

12 Feb 2024 Winter

Walked this in reverse from Melbourne to Coalville on 12 Feb 24, which might have been a mistake as extremely muddy in parts following heavy rain the week before! Very easy to follow route, but so very many, many stiles, one broken one at OS Grid Ref: SK 3893 2279 on Melbourne FP 24 near Scotland Farm, which I struggled with as the step was missing and lying on the ground at the other side, (I have reported it). A scenic walk very much over fields and through some woodland, some small distances on roads until the walk into Coalville but that is on good pavements with pedestrian crossings so not in any way dangerous.

  • Ken


    25 Mar 2024

    Yes a most enjoyable walk but I must disagree that it's easy to follow using the plotted route. North of Swannington it fails to follow either recorded paths or roads. I would therefore suggest a look at Melcoa-2 which offers accurate guidance. Frances may have followed a different route getting closer to the windmill for that better picture.

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