GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Loughborough Canal Walk

14 miles (22 km)

A waterside walk from Loughborough to Leicester along a section of the Grand Union Canal and the River Soar. It's about a 13 mile route, so it's possible to do in a day. At the end of the walk you can get the train directly back to Loughborough from Leicester.
The walk starts on the canal just to the east of the train station. You can access the towpath from Moor Lane Bridge and then follow it south east towards the village of Barrow Upon Soar.
The route continues through the lovely Soar Valley to Mountsorrel and Syston, where you pass through Watermead Country Park. It's a real highlight on the route with 12 lakes, wildflower meadows, woodland, grassland and reedbeds. Look out for a whole host of wildlife on this section of the walk.
The final section takes you through Birstall and Belgrave, before finishing at Abbey Park in Leicester. It's a lovely finish to the walk with the attractive park includingformalgardens, a sensory garden, a boating lake, a model boat lake, aminiature railway and pretty bridge over the River Soar.

Loughborough Canal Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Loughborough Canal Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Grand Union Canal in Loughborough - - 553132

Canal in Loughborough 1

Grand Union Canal in Loughborough - - 553071

Canal in Loughborough 2

Watermead Country Park, Leicester - - 473502

Watermead Country Park

Grand Union Canal, Leicester - - 585398

Canal in Leicester

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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