Welcome to Barrow walks. There are several leaflets available which you can print from the document links below.
The Fossil trail was launched in ??. The route is a footpath walk around the village, taking in 12 replica fossils.
Leicestershire County Council Walks
Four Barrow Parish walks are shown on a leaflet published by Leicestershire County Council.
You can download the leaflet from the BUSCA Website.
The County Council also publish much detail about Public Rights of Way in Leicestershire. Click here to visit the site.
Parish Council Footpath Walks
These are guided walks which aim to "beat the bounds" of our public footpaths.
Guided Walks as shown on Barrow Heritage site
Details of these walks are on the Heritage website, and all the links below take you to this site.
Download Heritage Walks Leaflet I from the BUSCA Website.
- 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!!!
- Walking the Jitties
Barrow upon Soar is criss-crossed with jitties. Some are easy to find: others are more difficult to spot. This guide is to show you where to find most of them. They are Rights of Way, so you are not trespassing.
Download Heritage Walks Leaflet II from the BUSCA Website.
- A Guilded Walk to 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.
- A Guided Walk to 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.
- A Guided Walk around Barrow, Seagrave, Sileby and Mountsorrel.
An interesting and varied walk from Barrow upon Soar, via Seagrave, Sileby and Mountsorrel, returning along the river valley.