GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Stoney Cove Walk

2 miles (3 km)

This walk visits the pretty Stoney Cove in the village of Stoney Stanton, Leicestershire.
The flooded quarry is now home to the UK’s National Diving Centre where you can enjoy scuba diving and other activities. This circular walk takes you along the lake and around the old quarry sites to the south of the village.
Along the way there's also some nice views of the farmland around the neighbouring village of Sapcote which includes a church with Norman features.
To continue your walking in the area head north east to pick up the Croft Hill and Quarry Walk. There's more fascinating local geology and fine views over the area from the hill top here.


LE9 4DW - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Stoney Cove OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Stoney Cove Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Stoney Stanton

  • Croft Hill and Quarry Walk - This walk visits the Croft Hill viewpoint and the old Croft Quarry near Leicester
  • Ullesthorpe Railway Walk - This circular walk takes you along the trackbed of the old railway line from Ullesthorpe to Leire in southern Leicestershire.
  • Hinckley - Thishistoric market townis located in southwestLeicestershire close to Nuneaton
  • Stanford Reservoir - This pretty reservoir is located on theRiver Avon near the village ofStanford-on-Avon on the LeicestershireandNorthamptonshire border
  • Welford - This circular walk around Welford visits the local reservoir before a stroll along the Welford Arm of the Grand Union Canal.
  • Draycote Water - Enjoy a circular waterside cycle or walk around the delightful Draycote Water Country Park near Rugby
  • Grand Union Canal Walk - Follow the towpath of Britain's longest canal from London to Birmingham on this fabulous waterside walk
  • Shakespeare's Avon Way - This terrific waterside walk follows the River Avon from its source near Naseby to its confluence with the Severn at Tewkesbury
  • Naseby Battlefield Walk - This circular walk from the village of Naseby takes you around the site of the Battle of Naseby
  • Naseby Reservoir - This walk visits Naseby Reservoir in Northamptonshire
  • Jurassic Way - This walk follows the Jurassic limestone ridge from Banbury to Stamford passing through Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire and Lincolnshire.
    The walk includes a stretch along the Oxford Canal from Banbury and another waterside stretch along the Grand Union Canal near Braunston
  • Sulby Reservoir - Sulby Reservoir is located near the villages of Welford and Naseby in Northamptonshire


Head into Stoney Stanton and you could enjoy some post walk refreshments at the Blue Bell Inn. They serve a fine Sunday lunch and provide a good selection of drinks. You can find them on Long Street with a postcode of LE9 4DQ for your sat navs. They are also dog friendly.


The National Diving Centre, Stoney Cove - - 511420

The National Diving Centre, Stoney Cove

Farmland near Sapcote - - 511403

Farmland near Sapcote. A public bridleway crosses this field on its way to Sapcote.

Stoney Cove, The National Diving Centre - - 2875724

Stoney Cove, The National Diving Centre

Public Bridleway - - 511393

Public Bridleway. Looking towards the B581 Broughton Road. This bridleway runs from Sapcote, across the B581 and on to Croft. A jet skiing lake is on the other side of the hedge to the right of the photo.

Stoney Stanton, New Road - - 940473

Stoney Stanton, New Road

Stoney Stanton-Disused Quarry - - 3221550

Stoney Stanton-Disused Quarry. Historically the area was quarried for its valuable stone.

The Blue Bell Inn - - 511509

The Blue Bell Inn

Sapcote Road, Stoney Stanton - - 511499

Sapcote Road, Stoney Stanton


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