GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Saddington Reservoir

1 miles (2 km)

Enjoy a circular walk to this pretty reservoir from the Leicestershire village of Saddington. The area is very attractive with lots of wildlife to look out for on the water. Keep your eyes peeled for Egret and Goosander as you make your way around the site. You may also see little sailboats as the reservoir is home to a sailing club whichruns taster sessions for novices.
Starting from the village you can follow the Leicestershire Round long distance trail to the reservoir. There's a nice country lane running along the water which you can follow back to Weir Road. This road has some lovely views across the countryside and will lead you back to the village. Here you can pay a visit to St Helen's Church which has sections dating from the 13th century.
The Grand Union Canal runs past the village. You can pick this up to continue your walk. Follow it east and it will take you to the splendid Foxton Locks and country park. You can also use the Leicestershire Round to further explore the area.

Postcode

LE8 0QT - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Saddington Reservoir OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Saddington Reservoir Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

A few miles to the north east there's Hallaton to explore. The village includes a particularly picturesque pond, a 13th century church and quaint thatched cottages. Hallaton is also the location for the famous annual bottle kicking contest which takes place on Easter Monday.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Leicestershire Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

View of Saddington Reservoir - geograph.org.uk - 94865

Saddington Reservoir, a short distance south-west of Saddington village, was built to supply the Grand Union Canal with water. It is now an immensely valuable wildlife habitat. There is also a sailing club.

Countryside near Gumley, Leicestershire - geograph.org.uk - 417989

Countryside near Gumley, Leicestershire. Holloway Spinney is to the left of the lane, while the reservoir is just visible in the distance.

Saddington Reservoir, Leicestershire - geograph.org.uk - 417998

Ducks and boats by the water.

View towards Saddington and the reservoir - geograph.org.uk - 545115

Looking north across the farmland from Gumley Gated Road.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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