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Gartree Road

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Trail Directions
Follow Gartree Road past Stoughton Airport, turn left at tee, carry on to next tarmac tee go straight over onto track.
Trail Length
30 or so miles
Trail Level
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Review Date
March 2, 2000

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Pete

A non-technical ride on quiet country roads and rolling off-road tracks. Not for thrill seekers but some reasonable climbs and gentle descents. Sheet 141 Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 Landranger is needed.
Not suitable between Nov. and April (depending on rain) as tracks very sticky mud, unless frozen.
Ride can be shortened or extended to suit.
Great on summers day.

Recommended Route:
Start "The Meer" off Newton lane, Wigston. Go past golf course over A6 to Stoughton Airport. turn rt on tarmac. Go to tarmac tee, turn left, go to tarmac tee but go straight over onto track. Follow track d/hill over stream back u/hill. Straight ahead on tarmac, over 2 tarmac crossroads then straight ahead onto track to Glooston. In Glooston go past pub turn left to Goadby, after 2 miles turn rt onto field road to Hallaton. in Hallaton turn left to East Norton, after leaving village turn rt to Allexton. At 2 miles turn left onto track (Fearn Farm) Follow track past trig. point to tarmac (3 mls). At tarmac turn left, aftervery short distance turn rt onto bridleway. At end of b/way turn rt. At 1.5 mls turn left at farm & go up steep tarmac to track (Leicester Round/Mid-Shires Way). At track crossroads turn rt and re-trace route back thru Glooston to crossroads in field Gartree Rd) turn left to Stonton Wyville. thru village straight over tarmac to track to Thorpe Langton. At Thorpe turn left then rt on tarmac to Great Bowden. At G/Bowden go rt at fork, rt at junction pn road to Leicester. At canal bridge at Bowden Hall join canal towpath on r/hand side road. Follow tow path back to Leicester via Foxton, Saddington etc.

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