GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Burbage Common Walks

4 miles (6.5 km)

Explore 200 acres of semi-natural woodland, wildflower meadows and unspoilt grassland in this country park in Hinckley. There are a number of well maintained walking paths and a bridleway suitable for cyclists. There is also a visitor centre with displays explaining the management of the common and woods.
The park is located about a mile east of Hinckley town centre. The Leicestershire Round walking route runs through the park so you could extend your walk if you wish.

Burbage Common Postcode

LE10 3DD - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Burbage Common OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Burbage Common Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

A popular spot for post walk refreshments is the conveniently located Mays cafe. It's a friendly place where you can get a nice bacon sandwich and cup of tea after your exercise. You can find the cafe on the edge of the common at a postcode of LE10 3DD for your sat navs.
There's also Acorns Coffee Shop near to the car park. They have a good range of meals and snacks with a good outdoor seating area for warmer days.

The woods are a great place for a dog walk and you will probably see other owners on a fine day. The two commonside cafes mentioned above are also very dog friendly.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Burbage Common - geograph.org.uk - 847586

Photo of the common in the summer of 2008. Burbage Common is a 200-acre Country Park and SSSI popular with birdwatchers, walkers and horseriders. It is one of the few areas of unimproved acid grassland to the south west of Leicester as a result of it being used as common grazing land since the eighteenth century Enclosure Acts.

On Burbage Common - geograph.org.uk - 847542

Near the car park on Burbage Common. This fairly new pond extends the flora and fauna of the Country Park.

Burbage Common - geograph.org.uk - 943344

View over the fields on the common. The land is managed by Hinkley and Bosworth Borough Council as Spring or Summer meadows, with either a silage or hay crop being taken. The open areas, with their regularly mown bridleways and footpaths, are bounded by ancient oak, ash and maple woodland.

Burbage Common Road - geograph.org.uk - 847628

Burbage Common Road. This road goes across the common linking Earl Shilton with Hinkley.

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Burbage Common.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)