Free Walks in England

Burbage Common and Woods walk with (optional) pub lunch

STARTING POINT

The starting point for this walk is Woodgate Road, off Burbage Road, Burbage, Leicestershire, LE10 2TS. There is free parking in Woodgate Road, which is a short gravel lane leading up to a gated track. The walk is approx 6 miles, but it can be reduced to 3.5 miles by cutting out the detour to the pub.

Starting point

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Starting point - Woodgate road
Starting point - Woodgate road | Source

Walk detail

1. Go through the turnstile a the end of Woodgate road and into the track to the first field. Follow the footpath across the first field. Cross the second field heading towards Burbage woods. Enter the woods and take the path to the left.

2. Continue along the path in the woods, keeping the fields to the left. At the turnstile at the end of the path, turn left and head to the farm in the far corner of the field. This is May's cafe where refreshments can be purchased. It is usually open 7 days a week.

3. On leaving the cafe, turn left and walk down the main farm track and through the farm gate. Turn left after the gate and walk under the railway bridge. After the bridge take the right turn into the next field and then turn left and follow the path through the nature field and past a small pond.

4. After this field you will come to a small car park and toilet block (which is normally closed and locked - please ask Hinckley and Bosworth Council why ! ) and onto a narrow country lane. At this point, if you turn right onto the lane and walk for about 1 mile, you will come to Station road, Elmsthorpe.

5. At the end of the lane, turn left onto Station Road and you will see the Wentworth Arms pub in front of you. Meals here are usually very good value, often with 2 for 1 deals on offer. Note that lunchtime opening is only 12.00 - 14.00.

6. Afterwards, reverse the route back along the lane, either taking the same route though the common and woods or it can be varied by following one of the various signed footpaths to take you back to May's farm / cafe and the route back to Woodgate Road.


I hope you enjoy the walk as much as we do. It's a walk we have completed on many occasions, usually having morning coffee at May's cafe, planning to arrive at the Wentworth Inn for 12.00 for lunch and, on occasions, afternoon tea at May's on the return walk.





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Go through the turnstile at the end of Woodgate road and into the track to the first field.  Into the second fieldCross the second field heading towards Burbage woods. Enter the woods and take the path to the left. follow the path, keeping the fields to the left. At the end of the path go through the gate and  turn left.  Through the next gate and head across the field to the farm in the far corner. May's cafe Look out for birds feeding Enjoy a nice cup of tea or snack. Turn left when leaving the cafe. In 50 yds, go through the farm gate and turn  left ahead. Go under the railway bridge and turn right afterwards. turn left and walk through the field, pass the pond on the right Map of the common at the car park in the lane. Can be referred to for the return walk.
Go through the turnstile at the end of Woodgate road and into the track to the first field.
Go through the turnstile at the end of Woodgate road and into the track to the first field.
Into the second field
Into the second field
Cross the second field heading towards Burbage woods.
Cross the second field heading towards Burbage woods.
Enter the woods and take the path to the left.
Enter the woods and take the path to the left.
follow the path, keeping the fields to the left. At the end of the path go through the gate and  turn left.
follow the path, keeping the fields to the left. At the end of the path go through the gate and turn left.
Through the next gate and head across the field to the farm in the far corner.
Through the next gate and head across the field to the farm in the far corner.
May's cafe
May's cafe
Look out for birds feeding
Look out for birds feeding
Enjoy a nice cup of tea or snack.
Enjoy a nice cup of tea or snack.
Turn left when leaving the cafe. In 50 yds, go through the farm gate and turn  left ahead.
Turn left when leaving the cafe. In 50 yds, go through the farm gate and turn left ahead.
Go under the railway bridge and turn right afterwards.
Go under the railway bridge and turn right afterwards.
turn left and walk through the field,
turn left and walk through the field,
pass the pond on the right
pass the pond on the right
Map of the common at the car park in the lane. Can be referred to for the return walk.
Map of the common at the car park in the lane. Can be referred to for the return walk.

Comments 1 comment

Andreas 5 years ago

Hello Robert. Thank you for your recommendation and guide! This is a very good walk! I wanted to show my American friend some true English countryside, and maybe an english tea shop, and this was perfect. We arrived at the cafe you mentioned and were greeted by an old woman who seemed to have endless amounts of pipping hot tea! We then ended walking in the woods and following the many tracks inside the woods, we then headed up to the pub for lunch where I had steak and my friend had fish and chips, and both in total cost 9 pounds! but with two pints on top of that , but still good. Many Thanks for this, and I will be looking out for more of your guides. Thanks Again. Andreas

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