Connect Hinckley with Slow Ways

We’re creating a network of walking routes that connect all of Britain’s towns, cities and national parks

more walks and reviews are needed to fully connect Hinckley to the verified network. Can you give a hike and help?

Give a hike!

Hinckley

Leicestershire


Slow Ways linking Hinckley and Atherstone, Bedworth, Broughton Astley, Earl Shilton, Lutterworth, Market Bosworth, Nuneaton

England / Leicestershire / Hinckley

Hinckley’s seven Slow Ways are 61% checked

Drawn: 7/7
reviewed: 5/7
verified: 3/7
and surveyed: 2/7

Help connect Hinckley

Many Slow Ways have several route options. Some will be better than others, or good for different reasons.

Our goal is for each Slow Way to have at least one route that is verified and surveyed. To be verified – and get its snail badge – a route needs at least three positive reviews.

Give a hike and help get a for every one of Hinckley’s Slow Ways.

Walk to Hinckley from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Atherstone—Hinckley
Athhin one Pioneer me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 100m Descent 124m
Bedworth—Hinckley
Bedhin one

Double check Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 89m Descent 82m
Hinckley—Broughton Astley
Hinbro one Enjoy me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 99m Descent 65m
Hinckley—Earl Shilton
Hinear one

Survey me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 69m Descent 67m
Hinckley—Earl Shilton
Hinear two Review me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent - Descent -
Hinckley—Lutterworth
Hinlut one Pioneer me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 145m Descent 155m
Hinckley—Lutterworth
Hinlut two Pioneer me Distance 19km/12mi Ascent 155m Descent 163m
Market Bosworth—Hinckley
Marhin one

Double check Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 86m Descent 105m
Market Bosworth—Hinckley
Marhin two Review me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 109m Descent 128m
Nuneaton—Hinckley
Nunhin two Enjoy me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 71m Descent 38m

Fancy stretching your legs a bit more?

If you’ve polished off all of the routes between Hinckley and its neighbours, how about walking its whole web?

This includes the great ring of routes that join its neighbours to each other!

Collective progress

55% of Hinckley’s seven route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

10/10

drawn

7/10

reviewed

2/10

surveyed

3/10

verified

8 people have contributed to Hinckley’s Slow Ways

2 people have pledged to walk and review a route

2 people have surveyed a route in Hinckley

72km out of 126km have been walked and reviewed

137km of reviews have been shared in Hinckley

Latest Updates

A good Leicestershire country walk, two country parks and a bit of canal. A direct field walk is available from Sutton Cheney to Harper’s Hill but that would miss the option for a cafe stop half way. A short pavement walk takes us to the popular Country Park. The road walk along Ambion Lane has a pavement which ends where we take the bridleway. The path to Sutton Wharf is well walked and before flood damage, seen on my visit, it had offered a good surface. Crossing the bridge the path remains signed for ‘The Round’ a walk devised by members of the Leicestershire Footpath Association to mark their centenary back in 1987....

Ken

Walk this route

Seats and picnic bench in the park, a pub and just off route a Co-op. The field paths from the motorway to Sapcote were fine and a stroll through the park with seats and a picnic table offer a break if required. There is a good permissive path around the farm which is misleadingly officially waymarked....

Ken

Walk this route
Market Bosworth—Hinckley

Hugh Hudson added Marhin two, a new walk from Market Bosworth to Hinckley

Walk this route

Hugh Hudson surveyed Nunhin two

Walk this route

I agree with David that the section along the A4254 should make it clear that we walk on the south side, because the pavement on the north side goes missing in a place where crossing is awkward. Nutts Lane only has a pavement on the west side, but the traffic lights at the canal bridge make it easy to cross there, and we head east along the Ashby canal around a big bend and under the A5, where there is a pub on the far side of the canal. We follow the path around the edge of a housing estate to emerge on Crowhill Road, which we cross and head right along the pavement....

Hugh Hudson

Walk this route

We follow the path across a couple of fields and along field edges (plenty of gates) to the stream below Sutton Lodge, where we turn right and follow the field path out to the Fosse Way. Here we go right a short distance then turn left into what is now a lay-by (with a burger van when I passed), then cross the main road and walk a short distance along the verge to find the signposted path than leads between hedges and across fields to the edge of Sapcote. We follow the pavements and a couple of alleyways past the church, then take the surfaced path along the edge of a park. A gate allows us through to Smithy Lane, where we pass a large mobile home site before returning to the pavement of Hinckley Road until the edge of the wood, where we turn right up another Smithy Lane....

Hugh Hudson

Walk this route
Hinckley—Earl Shilton

David Sanderson added Hinear two, a new walk from Hinckley to Earl Shilton

Walk this route

You're inexplicably required to leave the road you're on (through a building!) and then follow an alleyway back on to the road you started on....

David Sanderson

Walk this route

David Sanderson took this photo on Hinear one

Walk this route

A well marked combination of paths across a golf course, through a wood and then across a common deliver you to a very straight combination of paths and roads to the centre of Earl Shilton....

David Sanderson

Walk this route

David Sanderson took this photo on Hinear two

Walk this route

My only complaint with the route, the section that prevents it from being 5 star was the section in Attleborough crossing the A4254. Also the plotting follows the road over the railway, rather than the pedestrian footbridge but it is obviously wrong and the footbridge is the clear option to take, so it wouldn't make the route a failure....

David Sanderson

Walk this route

David Sanderson took this photo on Nunhin two

Walk this route
Nuneaton—Hinckley

David Sanderson pledged to walk Nunhin two

Walk this route
Nuneaton—Hinckley

David Sanderson pledged to walk Nunhin two

Walk this route

Surface is a mixture of grassed over footpath, narrow footpath and wider areas of earth/stone footpath. The route went through a large rape planted field which became quite challenging the further one went. The footpath took a small detour around electrified fencing separating areas for horses/ponies. After the previous experience the footpath was avoided by traversing the perimeter of the field....

edsimmonds

Walk this route

The route starts in Nuneaton town centre and leads out of the town towards Attleborough, this section mainly follows a roads....

Dan Phelan

Walk this route

I started this SlowWays path in Hinckley town centre, where there are plenty of shops, cafes and amenities....

Dan Phelan

Walk this route
Hinckley

Andy G surveyed Hinckley

View facilities
Nuneaton—Hinckley

Dan Phelan added Nunhin two, a new walk from Nuneaton to Hinckley

Walk this route

I knew most of the route, and was impressed with most of the suggested route - maybe my local knowledge could suggest some very minor alterations, but I was generally very happy with it. I used Komoot to download the route, and most of my photos can be seen there - https://www.komoot.com/tour/360197571?ref=wtd...

Nick Grain

Walk this route

The route begins in the town centre, passes through a few residential streets before taking a jitty down the side of a school college and out onto Hinckley golf course....

wrkjlr

Walk this route

If it's hot, you can walk through the woods; the lane will take you down to the car park where there is a great cafe; or cross the open meadows....

Andrew Wells

Walk this route

I would suggest taking the footpath from Sutton Cheney, south, and then rejoining the route along the much quieter Dadlington to Stapleton road - I will endeavour to check this route in the near future before finalising the proposed new route....

Nick Grain

Walk this route
Hinckley

Nick Grain surveyed Hinckley

View facilities
Atherstone—Hinckley

Slow Ways added Athhin one, a new walk from Atherstone to Hinckley

Walk this route
Bedworth—Hinckley

Slow Ways added Bedhin one, a new walk from Bedworth to Hinckley

Walk this route
Hinckley—Broughton Astley

Slow Ways added Hinbro one, a new walk from Hinckley to Broughton Astley

Walk this route
Hinckley—Earl Shilton

Slow Ways added Hinear one, a new walk from Hinckley to Earl Shilton

Walk this route
Hinckley—Lutterworth

Slow Ways added Hinlut one, a new walk from Hinckley to Lutterworth

Walk this route
Hinckley—Lutterworth

Slow Ways added Hinlut two, a new walk from Hinckley to Lutterworth

Walk this route
Market Bosworth—Hinckley

Slow Ways added Marhin one, a new walk from Market Bosworth to Hinckley

Walk this route
1

Hinckley, Wed 19 June

19°

Cloudy

Hinckley’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SP4257893880

Lat / Lon

52.54114° / -1.37362°

Easting / Northing

442,578E / 293,880N

Fancy stretching your legs a bit more?

If you’ve polished off all of the routes between Hinckley and its neighbours, how about walking its whole web?

This includes the great ring of routes that join its neighbours to each other!

Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Hinckley's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

Official ‘Walkers are Welcome’ town

Help us improve this information by signing up or logging in and carrying out a quick survey of Hinckley