GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Thornton Reservoir

2 miles (3.5 km)

Enjoy cycling and walking around this pretty reservoir in Thornton, Leicestershire. There is a well surfaced track running along the waterside for just over 2 miles. The water is surrounded by some lovely countryside and woodland. There are good facilites with a parking area, visitor centre and picnic areas. There is also a sculpture trail to follow and a variety of wildfowl to look out for on the water.
On the northern side of the reservoir there is the option of extending your walk into the adjacent Browns Wood. The Leicestershire Round also runs past the reservoir so you could pick this up and extend your walk to the nearby Bagworth Heath Woods.
The Ivanhoe Way also runs past the reservoir so you could follow this north through the Charnwood Forest to Blackbrook Reservoir. The Sence Valley Forest Park is also nearby and has miles of good woodland cycling and walking trails to try.

Thornton Reservoir Postcode

LE67 1AR - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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

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


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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