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Narborough

Leicestershire


Slow Ways linking Narborough and Broughton Astley, Desford, Earl Shilton, Kibworth Harcourt, Leicester

England / Leicestershire / Narborough

Narborough’s five Slow Ways are 65% checked

Drawn: 5/5
reviewed: 4/5
verified: 2/5
and surveyed: 2/5

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Walk to Narborough from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Broughton Astley—Narborough
Bronar one Enjoy me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 28m Descent 43m
Desford—Narborough
Desnar one Pioneer me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 140m Descent 74m
Earl Shilton—Narborough
Earnar one

Double check Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 124m Descent 78m
Earl Shilton—Narborough
Earnar two Review me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent - Descent -
Narborough—Kibworth Harcourt
Narkib one

Double check Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 163m Descent 114m
Narborough—Leicester
Narlei one

Double check Distance 12km/8mi Ascent 75m Descent 77m
Narborough—Leicester
Narlei two

Survey me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 74m Descent 77m
Narborough—Leicester
Narlei three Enjoy me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 74m Descent 77m
Narborough—Leicester
Narlei four Review me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 87m Descent 91m

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Collective progress

64% of Narborough’s five route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

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drawn

8/9

reviewed

3/9

surveyed

3/9

verified

11 people have contributed to Narborough’s Slow Ways

2 people have pledged to walk and review a route

3 people have surveyed a route in Narborough

93km out of 104km have been walked and reviewed

223km of reviews have been shared in Narborough

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The walk starts well from Broughton Astley with a bit of pavement that takes us through the local shops of Primethorpe, a suburb of Broughton Astley. This disappointing lack of compliance persisted all the way to the road at Littlethorpe so could spoil an otherwise fine walk had there been standing crops....

Ken

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Hugh Hudson surveyed Narlei four

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Eventually we come to a bridge just in front of a lock, which we cross and follow the path across fields, then straight on along the edge of the housing estate to reach Cork Lane, where we turn right and follow the path/cycle track over the canal and the Sence and under the railway bridge to reach Winchester Avenue (an industrial estate). It is probably easiest to cross Enderby Road here, we then follow it then turn left up Victoria Road, then right along Station Street to find the path left along the edge of Whetstone....

Hugh Hudson

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Narborough—Leicester

Hugh Hudson added Narlei four, a new walk from Narborough to Leicester

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I have created NARLEI 4 as an alternative route that is easier when the river is in spate and is the same length, and since this one already has several good reviews and lots of pictures, I will post the detailed review and pictures there and just use this review to illustrate the problem, which is probably only an issue after prolonged rain or melting snow....

Hugh Hudson

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There is no evidence that anyone has tried to assert the right to cross the first field directly recently, and the longer route around the edge seems well trodden....

Hugh Hudson

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Transition to the city centre is dramatic and overwhelming, but would make a lovely way to escape the centre of town on the way out of Leicester....

andy_mackay

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I am also aware that the people who reviewed route Two during the November 2022 Swarm actually walked route Three....

Mary Oz

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We walked along a road and onto a footpath beside a field for the first part of the route, before using the Great Central Way and through Whetstone....

Lynn Jackson

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Earl Shilton—Narborough

David Sanderson added Earnar two, a new walk from Earl Shilton to Narborough

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Narborough—Leicester

Lynn Jackson added Narlei three, a new walk from Narborough to Leicester

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The left option has no steps or ramp and is a drop down to the road. Seemingly minor, but if not corrected and the correct option not made more obvious, future walkers will ask why no one mentioned it before!...

David Sanderson

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As you leave the village, you follow a the main road which has no pavement, but the road is straight and the verge is wide. Having crossed a bridge over the A47 you then leave Thurlaston Lane to walk along Earl Shilton Road, a quiet lane with no pavement but with great sight lines and is relaxing enough to able to enjoy the open countryside....

David Sanderson

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Easy walk through variety of settings (villages, suburbs, fields, river, canal) mainly on the flat with a few places on the canal to sit for a break....

Mary Tyler

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The route clearly ask you to leave the road to go through a residential area....

David Sanderson

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David Sanderson took this photo on Narlei two

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I also walked this route as part of the November 2022 swarm and the addition of a delightful tea room puts it in the 5 star category for me. The path along the canal was pleasantly quiet for a rather mild Saturday in November. I actually re-walked about an hour of this route the following day, leaving the path at the Aylestone Boathouse site to reach Fosse Park where I picked up a bus back to London....

LondonIn360

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The route only had a short part that went through residential housing but it was possible to walk on pavements and find crossings across roads when it was needed. The rest if the route was flat and easy for a gentle walk....

Lara

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A very nice, very offroad walk between Narborough and Leicester using a combinations of footpath, towpath, riverside and old railway....

David Sanderson

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There is some cycle track before reaching the canal towpath at Gee’s Lock. It would have been possible to get straight onto the cycle track before Gee’s Lock, but the canal adds variety and wildlife....

Mary Oz

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The parts of the route along roads had very good footpaths....

Nick Grain

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The rest of the journey was a straight line into Leicester, walking along the maple-lined Great Central Way....

Lynn Jackson

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Just before this section, in Blaby, we took a minor diversion through the Winchester Avenue industrial estate, rather than a 3-400 yard stretch by the busy dual carriageway - it was a Saturday, so the industrial estate was quiet....

Nick Grain

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Narborough—Leicester

Lynn Jackson added Narlei two, a new walk from Narborough to Leicester

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The actual route of Narlei One is lovely, but the GPX file of the route has an unacceptable glitch in it - a spur that would take you off-road, wading through streams and back again before you return to the correct path. Of course, people wouldn't do this in real life, but if you are relying on the GPX using the Slow Ways mapping app it would lose the enjoyment by trying to figure what you should do next. Narlei Two has lost the glitch and tidied up an area to enable safer road crossings....

Lynn Jackson

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Overall this is an enjoyable, relatively long walk through countryside and villages from Narborough to Kibworth but there is one dangerous section alongside a busy road. I would have rated it higher but for a 500m section at Foston, which follows a narrow verge alongside a busy winding road. All in all, a good walk that was let down by a short walk alongside a busy road....

Mike Sweeting

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Broughton Astley—Narborough

Tony Gordon added Bronar one, a new walk from Broughton Astley to Narborough

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Desford—Narborough

Slow Ways added Desnar one, a new walk from Desford to Narborough

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Earl Shilton—Narborough

Slow Ways added Earnar one, a new walk from Earl Shilton to Narborough

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Narborough—Kibworth Harcourt

Slow Ways added Narkib one, a new walk from Narborough to Kibworth Harcourt

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Narborough—Leicester

Slow Ways added Narlei one, a new walk from Narborough to Leicester

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Narborough, Sun 3 December

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Narborough’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SP5408997312

Lat / Lon

52.57097° / -1.20336°

Easting / Northing

454,089E / 297,312N

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