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Charnwood Peaks walk

Newtown Linford, Leicestershire

Charnwood Peaks walk

This walk takes you to the four peaks that define Charnwood Forest. Along the way you will pass the oldest rocks in Britain, visit historic deer parks and take in some spectacular views. Charnwood Forest is famed for its craggy hills and dry stone walls, but is also rich in wildlife. Look out for buzzards circling on the updrafts from the hills.


Sections 10 to 11:  We have been made aware that the permissive route through these sections is very overgrown and may not currently be accessible (July 2017).

Sections 12 to 14:  Due to quarrying activities, the footpaths in this area are subject to temporary diversions. Please follow the footpath signs in this area to use the diverted routes. A downloadable map showing the diverted routes is available below.

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  • Parking

    Available at Bradgate Park and Beacon Hill (charges apply), Billa Barra and Hill Hole Quarry.

  • Buses

    Please check traveline for detailed information on bus routes

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