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Coalville

Leicestershire


Slow Ways linking Coalville and Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Ibstock, Markfield, Melbourne (South Derbyshire), Shepshed

England / Leicestershire / Coalville

Coalville’s five Slow Ways are 50% checked

Drawn: 5/5
reviewed: 5/5
verified: 1/5
and surveyed: 0/5

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Walk to Coalville from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Ashby-de-la-Zouch—Coalville
Ashcoa one

Double check Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 130m Descent 97m
Ashby-de-la-Zouch—Coalville
Ashcoa two Survey me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent - Descent -
Coalville—Markfield
Coamar one

Double check Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 165m Descent 137m
Coalville—Shepshed
Coashe one Pioneer me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 198m Descent 109m
Coalville—Shepshed
Coashe two Review me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent - Descent -
Ibstock—Coalville
Ibscoa one

Double check Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 53m Descent 67m
Ibstock—Coalville
Ibscoa two Review me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent - Descent -
Melbourne (South Derbyshire)—Coalville
Melcoa one Review me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 156m Descent 245m
Melbourne (South Derbyshire)—Coalville
Melcoa two Review me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent - Descent -

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Collective progress

53% of Coalville’s five route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

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8/9

reviewed

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surveyed

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verified

6 people have contributed to Coalville’s Slow Ways

0 people have pledged to walk and review a route

1 people have surveyed a route in Coalville

84km out of 95km have been walked and reviewed

104km of reviews have been shared in Coalville

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Some lovely countryside and a good mix of paths lots of stiles, mostly good quality but quite high. I started from Coalville, taking the road that dips under the railway. There is a link from Wolsley Road but crossing here from the steps is not recommended. Another inn / restaurant on Rempstone Road then a section along this busy road which does have a good grass verge. Taking the next path we join the Ivanhoe Way but it’s not the best maintained Leicestershire promoted route. Crossing under the A42 the next road is quite busy and fast but again has a wide verge....

Ken

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Melbourne (South Derbyshire)—Coalville

Ken added Melcoa two, a new walk from Melbourne (South Derbyshire) to Coalville

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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....

Frances S

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This is a good direct route.Tracks and arable fields with asmall amount of safe pavement walking form the route which is generally straightforward to follow.There is plenty of evidence of past industrial activity,Ravenstone has some interesting buildings and history (hospital lane area)No access or obstruction issues,reasonable public transport links at either end....

J w ollid

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This starts along a road, a pavement either side, parked cars on the left and a grass strip on the right both offer a buffer from the traffic. Taking a right then left at Donington le Heath, we miss the old Manor House museum but this way offers an excellent surfaced path avoiding the narrow lane which has no pavement....

Ken

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Ibstock—Coalville

Ken added Ibscoa two, a new walk from Ibstock to Coalville

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Between Stanton under Bardon and Markfield at Markfield Lodge Farm SK 47401 09564 the route uses a track that is not public highway....

Ken

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Ashby-de-la-Zouch—Coalville

Ken added Ashcoa two, a new walk from Ashby-de-la-Zouch to Coalville

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A short pavement walk and a safe road crossing lead into the village where Main Street has interesting houses. We left the road to take an invisible cross field path, this misses Packington but a visit to the village would be a road walk. The approach to Ashby is along the road then onto the wide footpath, Mount Walk with views of the castle remains....

Ken

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Coalville—Shepshed

Ken added Coashe two, a new walk from Coalville to Shepshed

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Mount Saint Bernard Abbey offers loos and benches about half way. Exit this by an enclosed path followed by a short section of road with no pavement but a verge if required. Take a detour of 400 metres left here to a tea shop or right and along the Abbey approach road, no entry after 7pm. The exit route offers good views north, stiles on the path can be avoided as a visit to the Abbey is a detour which you could miss using the road. This leads to a massive bridge over a not too busy road before a section on the pavement alongside a busy road into the former mining town that gave it a name....

Ken

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This is a diversion to avoid the grassy roadside verges of Alton Hill, but the 'purple line' in some places does not correspond to actual footpaths, and the footpaths that are there are not well maintained (long grass, damp on the September day that I followed the trail). Overall, on the way back to Ashby I was much happier to walk along the Alton Hill verge!. 2) The exit from Corkscrew Lane is not where the purple line is on the map. There are a couple of places in that stretch where we can enter the wood, though, and there are tracks through the wood, which roughly follow the purple line. I eventually navigated through this and found myself walking beside the Alton Hill road, just the other side of a tall hedge. I would recommend you look at a map before walking this section.. 3) The purple line crosses the Alton Hill road at a point where there are 'beware pipeline' markings on both sides of the road. There is no proper hole in the hedge on the north side of the road here! The sensible exit seems to be a gate that can be climbed, a little further up the road towards Ashby. Then walk down the road to get back to the pipeline warning signs, where there is another fence on the south side that can be climbed to get away from the road.....

davej-ashby

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Further along, the route takes a footpath from St Mary's Avenue to Frearson Road, but there isn't a footpath between these roads....

Midland Walker

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Coalville—Markfield

Jane Taylor added Coamar one, a new walk from Coalville to Markfield

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Ashby-de-la-Zouch—Coalville

Slow Ways added Ashcoa one, a new walk from Ashby-de-la-Zouch to Coalville

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Coalville—Shepshed

Slow Ways added Coashe one, a new walk from Coalville to Shepshed

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Ibstock—Coalville

Slow Ways added Ibscoa one, a new walk from Ibstock to Coalville

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Melbourne (South Derbyshire)—Coalville

Slow Ways added Melcoa one, a new walk from Melbourne (South Derbyshire) to Coalville

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Coalville, Mon 22 April

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Coalville’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SK4234614425

Lat / Lon

52.72584° / -1.37442°

Easting / Northing

442,346E / 314,425N

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