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Sileby

Leicestershire


Slow Ways linking Sileby and Loughborough, Melton Mowbray, Mountsorrel, Syston

England / Leicestershire / Sileby

Sileby’s four Slow Ways are 81% checked

Drawn: 4/4
reviewed: 4/4
verified: 3/4
and surveyed: 2/4

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Slow Way Route To do
Loughborough—Sileby
Lousil one

Survey me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 40m Descent 29m
Loughborough—Sileby
Lousil two Review me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 66m Descent 53m
Mountsorrel—Sileby
Mousil one

Review me Distance 2km/1mi Ascent 10m Descent 11m
Mountsorrel—Sileby
Mousil two Enjoy me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent - Descent -
Sileby—Melton Mowbray
Silmel one

Double check Distance 20km/12mi Ascent 155m Descent 132m
Sileby—Melton Mowbray
Silmel two Review me Distance 20km/13mi Ascent 182m Descent 159m
Sileby—Syston
Silsys one Enjoy me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 19m Descent 18m

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Collective progress

71% of Sileby’s four route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

7/7

drawn

7/7

reviewed

3/7

surveyed

3/7

verified

11 people have contributed to Sileby’s Slow Ways

1 people have pledged to walk and review a route

3 people have surveyed a route in Sileby

72km out of 72km have been walked and reviewed

137km of reviews have been shared in Sileby

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We head straight on into the centre of the village, where there are shops and pubs, then bear right through the churchyard and down Church Lane to a pelican crossing over High Street, from where a good path crosses a new estate and a small stream. The right turn into Carnarfon Road take us into a new estate, and we take the path left that leads into the cemetery. Nottingham Road can be crossed at a convenient pelican crossing, and here we turn right, crossing the canal and continuing into the station car park to the meeting point....

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Loughborough—Sileby

Hugh Hudson added Lousil two, a new walk from Loughborough to Sileby

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The lane itself was under water, and what was beyond it looked even wetter, so at this stage I felt I had no alternative than to retreat and find another route!...

Hugh Hudson

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Hugh Hudson surveyed Silmel two

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Most of this route is good, and I used most of it in my SILMEL 2 route, and I have walked all of it apart from the short sections either side of the A46. My reason for creating the alternative route is that in my view, it is not safe to cross the A46, a busy dual carriageway that is almost a motorway, anywhere where there is no footbridge or assisted crossing, and for that reason I could not recommend this one wholeheartedly. For my description and photos of the rest of the route, see SILMEL 2....

Hugh Hudson

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Leaving the meeting point at the entrance to Sileby station, we head right / north east a short way along King Street, then right along Burton Road and left along The Banks to reach Ratcliffe Road where we head right, up the hill and out of the village, then left along a field path, where the trodden line follows the field edges rather than going straight across as per the right of way. Here we meet the Leicestershire Round and depart from SILMEL 1, turning right down to Ratcliffe Road, where we turn left, taking advantage of the wide grassy verge. We follow the road, bearing left into Ratcliffe, then crossing the first open field beyond the village on the right (there are a few stiles) and crossing more fields on a fairly well marked path to rejoin the Leicestershire Round at Rearsby Mill. The path crosses several clayfields (not pleasant when wet and recently ploughed), crossing Station Lane and going straight on into Kirby Bellars, where we go right up Main Street to find another field path (more stiles), which crosses more large open spaces then crosses a little bridge to follow the railway past the Melton Foods industrial area then onwards across fields (with a couple of surprisingly awkward little dips) to reach the old Mill Lane, where we turn left then cross into a new housing estate, where we go left along Badger Avenue then bear right beyond the houses to find the bridge over the Wreake....

Hugh Hudson

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Sileby—Melton Mowbray

Hugh Hudson added Silmel two, a new walk from Sileby to Melton Mowbray

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Slow Ways Darren took this photo on Lousil one

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I walked MouSil Two and passed the faulty A6 crossing which was obviously impossible, involving trespass and risk to life. I’m not sure why two of the previous three reviewers appear to have said this route is good enough, given the negative reviews....

Mary Oz

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We walked MOUSIL 2 yesterday, and that route, which is identical to this one apart from using a safe A6 crossing through the underpass further south, is fine, and has been snailed thanks to the Leicester swarm weekend, In my view this route and MOUSYS 1 should be removed from the site....

Hugh Hudson

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Route walked with other slow ways volunteers. Full review to follow...

Tim Ryan

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Hugh Hudson took this photo on Silsys one

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Full review to follow....

Tim Ryan

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We cross the car parks opposite then turn left along the surfaced path beyond the second car park, then right through a residential estate, Beyond Leander Close we go left a short distance to find the signposted path through the small wood parallel to the A6. Beyond the underpass we go left a short distance to find the popular path into the nature reserve (not marked as a right of way on the OS map)....

Hugh Hudson

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The route from Mountsorrel leads through a couple of car parks and along an offroad path through housing, to a pretty, wooded, but noisy path alongside the busy A6....

Mary Oz

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I walked this route with Mary and Hugh on 12/11/22 as part of the slow ways swarm. This is a short, direct and enjoyable route connecting Mountsorrel to Sileby! (full review and photos to follow)...

Saira

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We crossed straight through the middle of two large fields which was fine in November when the crops had been cut. Where the route crossed Syston Road, between the fields, there were plank bridges across ditches....

Mary Oz

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I walked this route with Lara and Darren (from Slow Ways) as the sun went down....

danravenellison

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danravenellison took this photo on Lousil one

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A great walk between Loughborough and Sileby. Even works in the dark. Full review coming later....

Slow Ways Darren

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Starting from the Sileby meeting point, we go west down King Street and turn left onto Cossington Road, following the pavement out of Sileby to the edge of Cossington, where the road turns right and we go straight on. The route crosses a number of arable fields and two roads to reach the A46 (the last of which is the one where the path line was less than clear), where we turn right along the edge of the field and turn left under the A46 when we reach the river Wreake....

Hugh Hudson

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This Slow Way needs a fail because the route shown across the A6 is not available....

Ken

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There are a couple of big roads to cross and we had a herd of cows to contend with but there a quite a few nice pubs along the way....

JessGreen

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It's not a complicated route the only thing I would add is to take the righthand path off Meadow Lane before the humpback Bridge in order.to be able.to Cross the Wreake and then go under the A46....

Jakeygeorge

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Only really a route for walkers as many stiles and a very rocky path in one place so not bike friendly either. Very picturesque in places....

NordicWanderer

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Sileby

danravenellison surveyed Sileby

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Mountsorrel—Sileby

hb added Mousil two, a new walk from Mountsorrel to Sileby

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The route mapped here is not correct when leaving The Green at Mountsorrel. I would give this route a star rating of 5 for walking however, you would find it difficult to bike in places where large stones have been used to mend path - also many stiles....

NordicWanderer

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Loughborough—Sileby

Slow Ways added Lousil one, a new walk from Loughborough to Sileby

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Mountsorrel—Sileby

Slow Ways added Mousil one, a new walk from Mountsorrel to Sileby

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Sileby—Melton Mowbray

Slow Ways added Silmel one, a new walk from Sileby to Melton Mowbray

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Sileby—Syston

Slow Ways added Silsys one, a new walk from Sileby to Syston

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Sileby, Fri 19 July

28°

Partly cloudy

Sileby’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SK6019815263

Lat / Lon

52.73168° / -1.10997°

Easting / Northing

460,198E / 315,263N

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Facilities

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