GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Leicester to Loughborough

16 miles (25 km)

On this route you will follow National Cycle route 6 from Leicester to Loughborough. The route starts by the tourist information centre in Leicester and soon joins the River Soar for some pleasant waterside riding with a stretch through the lovely Abbey Park an early highlight.
Just before Birstall you will pass through the lovely Watermead Country Park with over 12 lakes and ponds. From here you continue north towards Woodthorpe and then onto Loughborough never far from the River Soar. You finish by the tourist information centre in Loughborough.

Leicester to Loughborough OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Leicester to Loughborough Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


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Along the River Soar, near Leicester

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The River Soar in Abbey Park, Leicester

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View of the Space Science Centre from the river

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Bridge across the river at Belgrave

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Approaching Birstall

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Watermead Country Park

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GPS Files

GPX File

Leicester to Loughborough.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Leicester to Loughborough.mmo (right click - 'Save As')