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Walks around Launde Abbey

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Walking in the beautiful Leicestershire and Rutland countryside is one of the joys of a visit to Launde Abbey. The rolling hills and gorgeous country lanes around the Abbey offer rich deciduous woodland, wildflowers, a dizzying variety of birds and animal life, ancient churches, and glorious hilltop views. Make sure you pack your boots before you come …

Of course, you’ll want to plan your walk to finish at the Abbey in time for one of our delicious cream teas – or maybe even timing your day to take in lunch or dinner!

Printable Guides to our Local Walks

You can download details of five local walks (of varying lengths, to suit all tastes and abilities) from this page – or simply pick up details from our Reception when you visit.

Index to all local walks

Walk 1 (green on map below): Withcote Chapel and Launde Lakes (3 miles, 1.5 hours)

Walk 2 (blue on map below): Cottage Farm (3 miles, 1.5 hours)

Walk 3 (yellow on map below): Leigh Lodge and Launde Lakes (5.5 miles, 2.5 hours)

Walk 4 (purple on map below): Loddington and Belton (6 miles, 3 hours)

Walk 5 (red on map below): Launde Big Wood and Oxey Crossroads (3.5 miles, 2 hours)

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The Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust manage the nearby Launde Big Wood and Launde Park Wood, both within 20 minutes walk of the Abbey. You can find out more about access and walks in these woods at the LRWT website.

 

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