GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

ShackerstoneWalks

5 miles (8 km)

This Leicestershire based village is located in a pleasant rural spot on the Ashby-de-la-Zouch Canaland theRiver Sence.
This circular walk from the village takes you to the neighbouring village of Carlton before heading to the Ashby Canal for a pleasant waterside walk along the towpath. You can reach Carlton by following the Leicestershire Round south east for just under 2 miles. The long distance footpath passes right through Shackerstone and is a good way of exploring the surrounding countryside on a waymarked trail.
From Carlton you can follow a country lane west to the canal at Carlton Bridge. This will takes you north past Congerstone to return to the village.
The village includes a railway station on the Battlefield Line, a heritage railway running from Shackerstone via Market Bosworth to Shenton. The station includes an interesting museum, Victorian tea room souvenir shop, loco shed and main rolling stock.
To continue your walking in the area head north east to Ibstock where you can explore the splendid Sence Valley Forest Park. There's miles of great cycling and walking trails with three lakes, meadows and peaceful woodland to explore.

Postcode

CV13 6NW - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Shackerstone OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Shackerstone Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Shackerstone

Pubs/Cafes

The Victorian tea room at the old Shackerstone Railway station is a nice place for some post walk refreshments. The authentic setting is a lovely way to step back in time while enjoying a fine range of cobs, pasties and delicious cakes. It's very quaint and includes a nostalgic railway museum. You can find them at postcode CV13 6NWfor your sat navs.
If you fancy a pub lunch then there's the Rising Sun. The pub is located near the canal and the station at postcode CV13 6NN. They have a family-friendly conservatory and an attractive garden for warmer days. There's also a car park and restaurant dining area. The pub is dog friendly.

Photos

Shackerstone Village - geograph.org.uk - 885466

Looking across the fields from Gopsall Lodge to the village of Shackerstone.

Ashby Canal near Shackerstone - geograph.org.uk - 5186967

Ashby Canal near Shackerstone

Shackerstone Station in Leicestershire - geograph.org.uk - 5317660

Shackerstone Station in Leicestershire

Farmland above Shackerstone Station - geograph.org.uk - 3363581

Farmland above Shackerstone Station

The Leicestershire Round between Carlton and Shackerstone - geograph.org.uk - 3362969

The Leicestershire Round between Carlton and Shackerstone

Carlton, Main Street - geograph.org.uk - 924970

Carlton, Main Street

Carlton Bridge in Leicestershire - geograph.org.uk - 5323758

Carlton Bridge in Leicestershire

Narrowboats near Carlton, Leicestershire - geograph.org.uk - 2144744

Narrowboats near Carlton, Leicestershire

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