GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Lutterworth Walks

4 miles (6.5 km)

This Leicstershire based market town has some nice country trails to follow through the Swift Valley and a small local country park to visit.
This circular walk explores the countryside and villages to the east of the town. On the way you'll visit neighbouring Misterton and Walcote while enjoying views of the countryside of the River Swift valley.
The walk starts on the eastern side of the town where you can pick up footpaths heading past the motorway towards the Thornborough Spinney woodland area. You then turn south to visit the village of Walcote, crossing the River Swift as you go.
The walk then heads west to Misterton, passing the old Misterton hall where there are gardens and a pretty lake. The route then heads noth west to return to Lutterworth.
To continue oyur walking around Lutterworth head to the western edge of town to visit Lutterworth Country Park. There's some nice footpaths around a small lake here. You can find the park on Brookfield Way with postcode LE17 4FN for your sat navs.

Postcode

LE17 4EZ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Lutterworth OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Lutterworth Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Lutterworth

  • Leicestershire Round - Explore the countryside, villages, canals, rivers and reservoirs of Leicestershire on this interesting and varied circular walk
  • Stanford Reservoir - This pretty reservoir is located on theRiver Avon near the village ofStanford-on-Avon on the LeicestershireandNorthamptonshire border
  • Welford - This circular walk around Welford visits the local reservoir before a stroll along the Welford Arm of the Grand Union Canal.
  • Draycote Water - Enjoy a circular waterside cycle or walk around the delightful Draycote Water Country Park near Rugby
  • Grand Union Canal Walk - Follow the towpath of Britain's longest canal from London to Birmingham on this fabulous waterside walk
  • Shakespeare's Avon Way - This terrific waterside walk follows the River Avon from its source near Naseby to its confluence with the Severn at Tewkesbury
  • Naseby Battlefield Walk - This circular walk from the village of Naseby takes you around the site of the Battle of Naseby
  • Naseby Reservoir - This walk visits Naseby Reservoir in Northamptonshire
  • Jurassic Way - This walk follows the Jurassic limestone ridge from Banbury to Stamford passing through Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire and Lincolnshire.
    The walk includes a stretch along the Oxford Canal from Banbury and another waterside stretch along the Grand Union Canal near Braunston
  • Sulby Reservoir - Sulby Reservoir is located near the villages of Welford and Naseby in Northamptonshire

Pubs/Cafes

Back in the town The Elms does a fine carvery which you can enjoy in the garden area. You can find them at St Johns Business Park, LE17 4HB.
You could also head a little to the north west and visit the village of Bitteswell where you'll find the 17th century Olde Royal Oak. They have a lovely large well kept garden which over looks the three village greens. You can find them on Valley Lane, Bitteswell, LE17 4SA.

Dog Walking

The country trails make for a fine dog walk and the Royal Oak mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Frank Whittle, inventor of thejet engine, developed some of the world's first jet engines at theBritish Thomson-Houstonworks in Lutterworth, and in nearby Rugby, during the late 1930s and the 1940s, with his companyPower Jets. There is a memorial garden with a plaque located in the town on Church Street. A replica of his first jet aircraft theGloster E.28/39also stands in the middle of a roundabout just south of the town.
If you head a few miles north of the town you can pick up the Leicestershire Round around Dunton Bassett and Leire.
Just to the east there's Stanford Reservoir and the town of Welford where there are two pretty lakes and the River Avon to see.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Leicestershire Walks page.

Photos

Lutterworth-Swift Valley - geograph.org.uk - 1177545

Lutterworth-Swift Valley. Pasture Land dropping steeply down towards Misterton.

Lutterworth - geograph.org.uk - 402290

Looking south along the Lutterworth High street. The road is quiet in this Sunday morning view, although traffic is normally heavy here. Many of the town's shops are in Church Street leading off to the right.

Lutterworth-River Swift - geograph.org.uk - 714585

The bridge carrying the A426 Rugby Road over the River Swift in the town.

Lutterworth Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 625816

Lutterworth Country Park. This small lake forms part of this Country Park on the western edge of Lutterworth in Leicestershire.

The Lake at Misterton Hall - geograph.org.uk - 713549

The Lake at Misterton Hall. Looking from the road near the Church.

Misterton-Swift Valley - geograph.org.uk - 713397

Misterton-Swift Valley

Footpath to Misterton - geograph.org.uk - 1258777

Footpath to Misterton

Memorial Garden, Lutterworth - geograph.org.uk - 403049

Frank Whittle Memorial Garden, Lutterworth. Documents relating to Whittle's development of the jet engine are displayed at the town's museum.

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