On Foot
Trail: TR 2016 AprMay Burrough Hill (0)
Contributor: markroberts Activity Type: Trail Running Difficulty: Average Distance: 11.419 mi (18.377 km)
Description: Often overlooked by trail runners, Leicestershire is rightly proud of its huge, well signposted network of footpaths and bridleways. The 100-mile long Leicestershire Round circles the city of Leicester and goes over Burrough Hill, an Iron Age hillfort just south of Melton Mowbray. With a history of public recreation dating back to the 16th century, this area continues to be popular among runners and walkers. This route takes you on a figure-of-eight loop, taking in a variety of footpaths and woodland trails. Travel underneath the 14 arches of the John O'Gaunt viaduct before returning to the hill itself, with its glorious views across Leicestershire and beyond. Refreshment can be found afterwards either at the Stilton Cheese Inn or at the nearby town of Melton Mowbray - the "Rural Capital of Food", apparently!
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