Leicestershire Short Walks – 8

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Thorpe Satchville and Burrough Hill 5.5 miles (9km)

Burrough Hill Iron Age encampment. Land open to the public owned by the Ernest Cook Trust and leased by the LCC. The notice board gives the historical information. 700′ above sea level deserted in early part of Roman occupation. Whit games were held here in the 16th century and horse races in the late 19th century. The toposcope indicates places within view from this high point.

Quiet road, track, pasture. The route between Burrough on the Hill village and Thorpe Satchville may be ploughed. There are some quite steep inclines. (This is hilly countryside!) We follow part of the Dalby Hills Permissive Path to encircle Burrough Hill.

Church Lane Thorpe Satchville - start of the walk

Church Lane Thorpe Satchville – start of the walk

The written description and map is a .pdf file which you can print and take with you on the walk.

Download walk 8 here  (.pdf file 250 kb)

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