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Market Harborough

Leicestershire


Slow Ways linking Market Harborough and Brixworth, Corby, Desborough, Kibworth Harcourt, Lutterworth, Stanford-on-Avon, Uppingham, West Haddon

England / Leicestershire / Market Harborough

Market Harborough’s eight Slow Ways are 44% checked

Drawn: 8/8
reviewed: 6/8
verified: 0/8
and surveyed: 0/8

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Slow Way Route To do
Kibworth Harcourt—Market Harborough
Kibmar two

Review me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 68m Descent 102m
Lutterworth—Market Harborough
Lutmar one Pioneer me Distance 25km/15mi Ascent 280m Descent 236m
Lutterworth—Market Harborough
Lutmar three Review me Distance 25km/16mi Ascent 245m Descent 202m
Market Harborough—Brixworth
Marbri one Pioneer me Distance 22km/13mi Ascent 228m Descent 277m
Market Harborough—Brixworth
Marbri two Review me Distance 19km/12mi Ascent 162m Descent 114m
Market Harborough—Desborough
Mardes one

Double check Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 107m Descent 154m
Market Harborough—Desborough
Mardes two Review me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 161m Descent 116m
Market Harborough—Corby
Markcor one Review me Distance 20km/13mi Ascent 226m Descent 255m
Market Harborough—Uppingham
Marupp one Pioneer me Distance 24km/15mi Ascent 337m Descent 270m
Market Harborough—Uppingham
Marupp two Pioneer me Distance 24km/15mi Ascent - Descent -
Stanford-on-Avon—Market Harborough
Stanmar one Pioneer me Distance 22km/13mi Ascent 188m Descent 211m
West Haddon—Market Harborough
Wesmar one Review me Distance 23km/14mi Ascent 193m Descent 287m

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Collective progress

40% of Market Harborough’s eight route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

12/12

drawn

7/12

reviewed

0/12

surveyed

0/12

verified

5 people have contributed to Market Harborough’s Slow Ways

0 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Market Harborough

122km out of 237km have been walked and reviewed

132km of reviews have been shared in Market Harborough

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There are also a few stiles on the path from the Way up to Brixworth, so it is not a wheel friendly route - the road alternative there does not have a pavement. Just before we reach Station Road take the path that branches left to the road. A short section between a stream and the sewage works fence leads to an open field, where the path is not well defined, though the exit gate is clearly visible from below. In the next field the waymarks direct walkers around the edge, and we follow the path into a charming wooded passageway before emerging back onto Station Road....

Hugh Hudson

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Market Harborough—Brixworth

Hugh Hudson added Marbri two, a new walk from Market Harborough to Brixworth

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This route reflects my experience of trying to follow the badly plotted MARDES one from Market Harborough to Desborough - the basic route is the same but I have attempted to show the walkable line more clearly and reflect some of the waymarked gates and stiles that are not exactly on the right of way line. An alleyway path takes us right to Green Lane, where we go right on an unsurfaced lane then left using a signposted footpath through a rough pasture. At the far side of the next field I couldn't see a waymark and opted to climb a locked gate left of where the right of way line should be, We then follow a dog legged field round to the left, and cross into an area of light woodland. Once off this path the rest of the route is easy - first a downhill walk on a quiet lane, then a well used path takes us to the A6 Desborough bypass - we have to descend steps, and the road crossing has good sight lines, but no central refuge, so take care and be patient....

Hugh Hudson

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Market Harborough—Desborough

Hugh Hudson added Mardes two, a new walk from Market Harborough to Desborough

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The route should be quite a good one, but the path east from the Brampton Valley way crosses an enormous field, which had been fairly recently ploughed and lacks a clear footpath line, and the path south east of Braybrooke which has a number of problems....

Hugh Hudson

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There is also a good surfaced path on the north side of the new road over the canal - there is no direct access to the canal from the road bridge. We then follow an obvious signposted path past a golf course and across a couple of fields to reach Debdale Lane, the farm road that takes us to the Grand Union canal. At the junction with Airfield Road, ignore the footpath sharp right, instead cross the road and follow the surfaced paths on the far side parallel to the road, over the stream and out to the canal. We follow this south then turn right - the best line is the park path just beyond Spencer Street, we then follow East Street and Nelson Street, cross Fairfield Road and turn right down School Lane, then left through Talbot Yard to an obvious gateway through the shops....

Hugh Hudson

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Once across Gallow Field Road, the route drops down to the towpath on the Harborough arm of the canal....

Louise Phipps

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Only two stars because this is a dull trudge of a walk: field boundaries on leaving Lutterworth, then a long stretch of road walking into Husband's Bosworth, canal towpath, more road walking into Lubbenham, and finally a couple of fields before housing estates and the centre of Market Harborough. No navigational issues, but some of the stiles on the first leg are overgrown and shaky; the towpath is mostly in good repair but there are a few places still needing attention....

KB

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It was a good walk however we got lost at Stole Albany and ended up in Dingle and took another path in to Little Bowden. This was our fault, there are many paths that cross this area and not all are clearly marked on the ground or on a map. Still a good day out and better than watching hours of coronation stuff on the tv....

Joe Reilly

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Market Harborough

Gardener Ruth surveyed Market Harborough

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This is a wonderful route as it connects West Haddon to Market Harborough in a direct route without hardly touching any roads at all. I walked this route from Market Harborough to West Haddon as part of the Slow Ways Swarm in March....

Emma Poggi Kendall

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Kibworth Harcourt—Market Harborough

Jane Taylor added Kibmar two, a new walk from Kibworth Harcourt to Market Harborough

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Market Harborough

PRW surveyed Market Harborough

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Market Harborough—Uppingham

Michael added Marupp two, a new walk from Market Harborough to Uppingham

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Lutterworth—Market Harborough

Slow Ways added Lutmar one, a new walk from Lutterworth to Market Harborough

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Lutterworth—Market Harborough

Slow Ways added Lutmar three, a new walk from Lutterworth to Market Harborough

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Market Harborough—Brixworth

Slow Ways added Marbri one, a new walk from Market Harborough to Brixworth

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Market Harborough—Desborough

Slow Ways added Mardes one, a new walk from Market Harborough to Desborough

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Market Harborough—Corby

Slow Ways added Markcor one, a new walk from Market Harborough to Corby

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Market Harborough—Uppingham

Slow Ways added Marupp one, a new walk from Market Harborough to Uppingham

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Stanford-on-Avon—Market Harborough

Slow Ways added Stanmar one, a new walk from Stanford-on-Avon to Market Harborough

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West Haddon—Market Harborough

Slow Ways added Wesmar one, a new walk from West Haddon to Market Harborough

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Market Harborough, Fri 19 July

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Market Harborough’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SP7335087258

Lat / Lon

52.47835° / -0.92143°

Easting / Northing

473,350E / 287,258N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Market Harborough'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

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