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Syston

Leicestershire


Slow Ways linking Syston and Ashby Folville, Houghton on the Hill, Leicester, Melton Mowbray, Mountsorrel, Sileby

England / Leicestershire / Syston

Syston’s six Slow Ways are 79% checked

Drawn: 6/6
reviewed: 5/6
verified: 4/6
and surveyed: 4/6

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Walk to Syston from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Leicester—Syston
Leisys one Survey me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 40m Descent 34m
Leicester—Syston
Leisys two Enjoy me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 22m Descent 34m
Mountsorrel—Syston
Mousys one

Double check Distance 67km/42mi Ascent 21m Descent 19m
Mountsorrel—Syston
Mousys two Enjoy me Distance 7km/5mi Ascent 30m Descent 30m
Sileby—Syston
Silsys one Enjoy me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 19m Descent 18m
Syston—Ashby Folville
Sysash one Review me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 65m Descent 36m
Syston—Houghton on the Hill
Syshou one Pioneer me Distance 12km/8mi Ascent 63m Descent 177m
Syston—Melton Mowbray
Sysmel one Enjoy me Distance 20km/13mi Ascent 158m Descent 138m

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Collective progress

78% of Syston’s six route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

8/8

drawn

7/8

reviewed

5/8

surveyed

5/8

verified

12 people have contributed to Syston’s Slow Ways

1 people have pledged to walk and review a route

5 people have surveyed a route in Syston

132km out of 144km have been walked and reviewed

358km of reviews have been shared in Syston

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I would prefer to use pavement from Syston up Melton Road direct to Rearsby, then public footpath from there to Melton via Brooksby, Rotherby, Frisby, Kirby Bellars and then pavement direct to centre of Melton,....

Rod Axon

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Hugh Hudson surveyed Sysmel one

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Hugh Hudson surveyed Sysash one

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Just before the edge of the village we turn right onto Millstone Lane to find the path to Queniborough, which starts through an urban park filled with decorated granite rocks. We reach the Leicestershire Round path just east of the church, and follow it left through fields to Pasture Lane, where we head right onto Pasture Lane. Our path starts a few metres up Mill Lane, and crosses a number of fields (again the arable fields have obvious cut lines) and a minor route to Kirby Bellars, where we follow the road a little up the hill to find the path to Melton. Just before the path reaches the main road, we head right and right again around a new housing estate to reach a level crossing and a bridge to reach the riverside path, which we soon leave to turn right over Rhubarb Island....

Hugh Hudson

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Most of this route also forms part of the SYSMEL 1 route from Syston to Melton Mowbray, so I was able to combine them by doubling back just over a mile from Ashby Folville to the path junction east of Gaddesby church. Beyond the church we leave SYSMEL 1 over a high stile to head across a field, and follow the Leicestershire Round route into Ashby Folville. This path has several stiles, an overgrown section through a wood, some sections that were obviously dried up mud and a short flight of steps, but the meeting point opposite the Carington Arms pub in Ashby Folville is reached easily enough....

Hugh Hudson

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Slow Ways Darren took this photo on Leisys two

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We walked this wonderful route with the @Muslim.Hikers and had a wonderful time, saw a space centre, beautiful bridges, a lovely park, the autumnal sunshine and lots of soothing water ways. There were forms of pathways for the majority of the route, comfy walking boots or trainers recommended. Toilet at the starting point and also at the finish....

ZAHRA ROSE

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I walked MouSys Two and passed the faulty A6 crossing of this route, which was obviously impossible, involving trespass and risk to life. Use MouSys Two which is fine....

Mary Oz

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Full review to follow....

Tim Ryan

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Walked as part of swarm. Full review to follow....

Tim Ryan

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Hugh Hudson took this photo on Silsys one

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Tim Ryan

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Crossing the Park the path follows the River Soar along wide flat pathways past Leicester Outdoor activity Centre and past Belgrave Hall Gardens with a museum and café. Abbey Park had a small model railway, the park closes at 6pm (in November) but is easily walked around....

Strider

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Lots of trees and also industrial entry to Leister....

Clare

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The first 2k went along roadside pavements but there was a nice mini diversion near the start, into a park. After passing the Abbey remains, we diverged from the other group again, and crossed the river to walk through Abbey Park....

Mary Oz

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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. Where the river turns right, we cross the field ahead half-right and follow the obvious path through the pretty Cossington Meadows, following the Leicestershire Round route into the village past the church. At the A46 we turn right along the edge of the field until we come to an underpass, where we cross under the main road and turn right to the old bridge over the river Wreake....

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. The route then crosses some more fields and goes through Upper Marsh nature reserve, where we spotted a bird-spotter....

Mary Oz

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I walked from from Mountsorrel to Syston with Hugh and Mary on 13.11.22. This route takes in bits of waterways and open fields. I loved traversing Crossington Meadows (lots of birds about!) and the lakes are magical....

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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Leicester—Syston

Slow Ways Darren pledged to walk Leisys two

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Was safe and with plenty of Riverside and lakeside paths. Much of it on tarmac....

Tim Ryan

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This route goes straight on to the edge of a park, where we follow a surfaced path left back to Melton Road, which we follow past the railway station, turning right onto Wanlip Road, which we follow past three small roundabouts to the river (note that it is easiest to stay on the north side all the way, because the pavement on the south side does not continue all the way. We cross a bridge over a side branch of the Soar half left and another shortly afterwards over the main part of the river, then follow the surfaced path that follows the east bank. We then follow it past the National Space Centre to Abbey Park Road. Here we chose to ignore the short continuation and double-back along the river path (possibly a plotting error?) and cross the bridge into Abbey Park, turning right along the east bank of the river and left up Cave's walk by the model railway. We cross the bridge and go straight on up Abbey Walk and Watling Street, turning right onto Canning Street then taking the path left into St Margaret's churchyard....

Hugh Hudson

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A lovely varied walk. Full review on its way....

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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A couple of crossings of busy roads but that's all....

Tim Ryan

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Mountsorrel—Syston

Hugh Hudson added Mousys two, a new walk from Mountsorrel to Syston

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Hugh Hudson

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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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There are a couple of places I wouldn't feel safe walking as a woman on my own, an under pass near Abbey Park (although you can choose to cross the dual carriageway instead) and a long, very isolated and industrial path along the marina, but it would be possible to avoid this by going through Birstall instead....

JessGreen

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Leicester—Syston

JessGreen added Leisys two, a new walk from Leicester to Syston

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Syston

megstretton surveyed Syston

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Mountsorrel—Syston

David Emerson added Mousys one, a new walk from Mountsorrel to Syston

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Leicester—Syston

Slow Ways added Leisys one, a new walk from Leicester to Syston

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Sileby—Syston

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

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Syston—Ashby Folville

Slow Ways added Sysash one, a new walk from Syston to Ashby Folville

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Syston—Houghton on the Hill

Slow Ways added Syshou one, a new walk from Syston to Houghton on the Hill

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Syston—Melton Mowbray

Slow Ways added Sysmel one, a new walk from Syston to Melton Mowbray

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Syston’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SK6267511563

Lat / Lon

52.69815° / -1.07399°

Easting / Northing

462,675E / 311,563N

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Facilities

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