Breedon Hill Walk
This walk explores the attractive Leicestershire village of Breedon on the Hill.
The circular walk starts in the village and heads north to explore Breedon Hill. The hill is composed of Carboniferous limestone and rises to a height of 122 metres (400 ft). You can follow footpaths around the hill and past Breedon Quarry before returning to the village. From the top of the hill there are excellent views of the surrounding countryside. At the summit you'll also find The Bulwarks Iron Age hill fort and Breedon's historic Church of England parish church. The hill top building is something of a local landmark and contains some fascinating ancient sculptures.
PostcodeDE73 8AT - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Breedon Hill Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Breedon Hill Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Breedon Hill OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Breedon Hill Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Head to The Holly Bush for some post walk refreshments. It's a historic pub of some note, dating all the way back to the 16th century. They serve high quality locally sourced food with some particularly delicious pies. The pub can be found at 1 Melbourne Lane with a postcode of DE73 8AT for your sat navs.
The village and hill are a nice place to take your dog for a bracing walk. The Holly Bush Inn mentioned above is also dog friendly and can provide water bowls for your thirsty friend.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
To continue your walking in the area just head a couple of miles east to visit Staunton Harold Reservoir. The expansive lake has some nice waterside trails to try. Just to the south west of the lake you'll also find Calke Park where there's a historic abbey surrounded by some lovely parkland and gardens.
The village is not far from Ashby-de-la-Zouch where you can enjoy more waterside walking along the Ashby Canal.
Just to the north west there's the neighbouring Derbyshire town of Melbourne, where there are some nice walks around Melbourne Hall and Pool.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Leicestershire Walks page.