Thornton Reservoir

Description
Enjoy cycling and walking around this pretty reservoir in Thornton, Leicestershire. There is a well surfaced track running along the waterside for just over 2 miles. The water is surrounded by some lovely countryside and woodland. There are good facilites with a parking area, visitor centre and picnic areas. There is also a sculpture trail to follow and a variety of wildfowl to look out for on the water.
On the northern side of the reservoir there is the option of extending your walk into the adjacent Browns Wood. The Leicestershire Round also runs past the reservoir so you could pick this up and extend your walk to the nearby Bagworth Heath Woods.
The Ivanhoe Way also runs past the reservoir so you could follow this north through the Charnwood Forest to Blackbrook Reservoir.

Thornton Reservoir Postcode

 LE67 1AR
N.B Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Distance2 miles (3.5 km)
Difficulty*
Joining RoutesBlackbrook Reservoir, Leicestershire Round, Ivanhoe Way
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