Hoby circular walk

A Hoby with Rotherby walk posted on 21/07/18 by RichardofYork. Update : 31/08/18

This walk is about 5.5 miles long, starting and ending at the village of Hoby. There are fine views across the undulating Leicestershire countryside from the elevated ground near Ragdale Hall. The route and footpaths are well maintained with visible waymarkers and only a few stiles. Most paths are across crop or pasture fields but note some fields may contain bullocks depending on the time of year.

Technical sheet
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h40[?]
Distance Distance : 8.83km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 51m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 58m
Highest point Highest point : 116m
Lowest point Lowest point : 67m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Hoby with Rotherby
Starting point Starting point : N 52.751085° / W 1.008436°
Download :
Blue Bell Inn Crop field All Saints Church, Hoby

Description

(D) The walk starts from the Blue Bell Inn, LE14 3DT in the pretty village of Hoby, Leicestershire. If you plan to have lunch at the pub use the pub carpark. On leaving the pub carpark, turn right up Main Street and follow round until you get to the first Waymarker. This leads onto Ashfordby Road.

(2) Cross Ashfordby Road. At the yellow Waymarker on the opposite north side, enter field and follow several more until you reach the A6006 Loughborough Road, near Shoby village.

(4) Avoid the A6006 road itself by turning left at next Waymarker along a farm track. At the end of the track by-pass the farmyard and head WSW following yellow Waymarkers. Cross stream and continue straight to next Waymarker on right-hand hedge boundary. At this point head WSW away from hedge and across a large crop field until you hit Ragdale Road.There are fine views to the south. At Ragdale Road turn right and follow road into the village Main Street.

At the junction with Six Hills Road, turn left at the Waymarker along a narrow passage heading south and adjacent to a stream.

(7)Turn right and head SW at the next Waymarker across crop fields. Again there are excellent views to the SE. The steeple of Hoby church is visible to the South, as is Ragdale Hall to the North.

(8) Follow the waymarkers going SSE, heading for Hoby. On entering Church Lane, follow the road around pass the church, to the Blue Bell pub. The church is worth a visit. It dates back to 13th Century. The pub won the CAMRA pub of the year award in 2018. The food is excellent.

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. km 0 - Blue Bell Inn
1 : km 0.14 - alt. km 0.14
2 : km 0.27 - alt. km 0.27 - Turn right into Ashfordby Road
3 : km 0.85 - alt. km 0.85
4 : km 3.06 - alt. km 3.06 - Turn left on A6006
5 : km 3.99 - alt. km 3.99
6 : km 4.77 - alt. km 4.77
7 : km 5.44 - alt. km 5.44 - Turn right and head SW
8 : km 6.25 - alt. km 6.25 - Follow waymarkers SSE
9 : km 7.13 - alt. km 7.13
D/A : km 8.83 - alt. km 8.83 - Blue Bell Inn

Useful Information

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