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Named signsIvanhoe Way


56 km / 35 miles
A route around the north-western area of the county including Charnwood Forest. The castle at Ashby and the surrounding countryside were the setting for the novel of the same name. Ivanhoe is a novel by Sir Walter Scott, written in 1819 and set in 12th century England. The route links with the Leicestershire Round at Bagwith/Shakerstone.

(August 2020) Update - According to Leicestershire County Council's website, there is a temporary diversion around the Bardon Hill Quarry area. Although they don't offer a specific alternative route, please be aware that you should be prepared to take a different course on this section.


Waymark: Named signs
Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Named signs
Attributes: Average Gradients
Start and Finish: SK361165 - Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire View on StreetMap


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 128, 129, 140
OS Landranger Active 128, 129, 140
OS Explorer 232, 233, 245
OS Explorer Active 232, 233, 245

Accommodation within 5 km of this Path:

Royal Hotel  (bookable online)
< 1 km
1 km
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YHA National Forest  (bookable online)
< 1 km
6 km
Upper Rectory Farm Cottages  (bookable online)
2 km
13 km
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The Post House B&B  (bookable online)
2 km
20 km
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Softleys  (bookable online)
4 km
21 km
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Sunshine Cottage  (bookable online)
4 km
23 km
The Hermitage Park Hotel  (bookable online)
2 km
36 km
B & B Accommodation
Ravenstone Guesthouse  (bookable online)
3 km
41 km
Walkers are Welcome
3 km
48 km

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Route Profile:

59.2 km (36.8 miles)
760 m (2,493 ft) ascent
249 m (817 ft)  maximum height

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