GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Mowbray Way

9 miles (14 km)

A short walk through the Leicestershire countryside from Scalford, passing Waltham on the Wolds and Buckminster park before finishing at Buckminster. Highlights on the route include several small villages and Buckminster Park and Hall at the end of the route.

Mowbray Way OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Mowbray Way Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

From Scalford you can pick up the Jubilee Way and follow it south along the Scalford Brook to Melton Country Park. There's 137 acres to explore here with park features including ponds, lakes and weirs.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Leicestershire Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

The Mowbray Way - geograph.org.uk - 594112

The Mowbray Way. This long distance footpath skirts the edge of what was once the Bescaby Quarry Landfill Site. There has been a successful reclamation of viable farmland here. The woodland to the far right is on the edge of the old Stonesby Quarry which is now a Nature Reserve and SSSI.

The Mowbray Way, Leicestershire - geograph.org.uk - 67008

This long distance footpath goes through the tiny hamlet of Chadwell. A glimpse of the Leicestershire countryside over the stile.

Scalford, Leicestershire - geograph.org.uk - 67020

Scalford, Leicestershire. Looking across to St Eglewin's Church. The route starts in this little village.

Farmland in Waltham on the Wolds - geograph.org.uk - 1002206

Farmland in Waltham on the Wolds. These paddocks are between the village hall and Main Street.

Waltham on the Wolds playing field - geograph.org.uk - 1002298

Waltham on the Wolds playing field to the north west of the village hall. The house in the distance is Chadwell View.

Waltham on the Wolds village hall - geograph.org.uk - 1002185

Waltham on the Wolds village hall. Rear view of the new village hall built in 2004 to replace an old and dilapidated structure on the opposite side of the road. This was the result of a village wide consultation and the building provides a venue for a wide range of activities to be accommodated. The house beyond is a new build with major solid oak detail on both the front and rear elevations.

Fields near Buckminster - geograph.org.uk - 38260

Fields near Buckminster. Stony pasture at the top of the slope (about 135 metres above sea level). The church in the distance is in Stainby.

Cow Row, Buckminster - geograph.org.uk - 38234

Cow Row, Buckminster. A row of terraced brick cottages along the main street. The post office is in the barn with the red doors which is also the village garage.

Elevation Profile

GPS Files

GPX File

Mowbray Way.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

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