Ashby Ivanhoe 5m Circular

Distance: 5 miles
Time: 2 hours
Terrain: some gentle inclines, stiles
Starting location: [Ashby de la Zouch, Smisby, Leicestershire]
Map: Explorer 245 (National Forest)
My last walk: 12 February 2012

A 10m version of this walk is here

The notes below are to accompany you, not to guide you. Use the map at the bottom of the page together with these notes and a paper map, preferably 1:25,000 (Explorer 245, National Forest)

This walk starts and finishes at the Beeches pub in Ashby. Walk away from Town until reaching the Tap House (used to be Anwell Inn). Take the smaller road to the right.

That road crosses the A511, past the Bluebell Arboretum, goes through Smisby and past the Smisby Arms.

The route takes in some beautiful views as it goes parallel with the by-pass for a while just north of Ashby. Look out for the Ivanhoe Way which crosses your path at SK372185. Turn right onto the Ivanhoe Way and follow it back into Ashby.

View the route

View the route

The link to the right will show you an interactive map with the route shown on it, provided free to you at this level of detail by the lovely folk at OS. The detail on it will be the equivalent of the Landranger map (1:50,000). For the full detail and a map you can carry around the walk with you, you will need an explorer (1:25,000) map. Please use the link lower down the page to buy a copy.

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This walk uses Explorer 245 (National Forest)

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