Guided Walks

  • Walking the Edge

    This delightful footpath walk around the edge of the village of Barrow upon Soar mainly follows recognised footpaths, with excellent views of the River Soar, the Midland railway, and the Millennium Park sundial. You will see a new woodland tract and experience an area known to locals as “mud alley”. Suitable footwear is essential, i.e. walking boots or wellingtons, as it can be wet in parts and, in one place, pretty muddy!!!

    By Virginia Willcocks

  • Walking the Jitties

    This document concentrates solely on the jitties of Barrow. “Jitties” is the old term for little pedestrian footpaths running between roads, designated for foot traffic. Known as “alleys”, “jetties”, “ginnels”, or “cuttings” in some places, in this part of Leicestershire they are generally known as “jitties”.

    By Arthur Gardner & Michael Gilbert

  • Miller's Bridge

    As you walk you will see views of the railway, the riverbank and canal, farmland in the floodplain of the River Soar, a marina, new woodland plantings and some allotments.

    By Virginia Willcocks

  • Swithland Reservoir

    An interesting walk taking in the river, woods and footpaths from Barrow upon Soar, via Mountsorrel, Swithland reservoir,
    Buddon Brook path and Quorn, returning to Barrow upon Soar.

    By Bob Mudge

  • Seagrave / Sileby

    An interesting and varied walk from Barrow upon Soar, via Seagrave, Sileby and Mountsorrel, returning along the river valley.

    By Tony & Ann Williams

  • Walk along the river

    From the Navigation Inn to Pillings Lock

  • Fossils

    A thumbnail summary of Barrow's sculpture trail

  • A Guide to trees and large shrubs

    This project shows where to find selected trees and shrubs in the village of Barrow.

  • Three village walks (PDF, 7.7 Mb)

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