This walk visits the Saxon village of Rothley and surrounding Rothley Park estate. It is an easy 4 mile walk in traditional English countryside and settlement. There is seasonal mud in places and some uneven footpaths and should take a comfortable 90 minutes.
- It starts from the car park on Warren Way at the junction with Hallfields Lane, at SK585124, post code LE7 7TN. There is a regular bus service from Leicester or Loughborough which takes you to Cross Green and you can start the walk from there as an alternative.
- On your right are some old cottages including thatched Step Cottage, erected in 1727. Fowke Street leads to Cross Green and the war memorial. Walk accross The Green, cross North Street and walk along Woodgate passing the shops. Keep striaght ahead until woodgate merges with Wellsic Lane.
- From the car park turn right along Hallfields Lane and after 100 yards, left along the footpath signed for the church. As you enter the churchyard note the tall Saxon shaft and the Grade II listed parish church. Christianity has been recorded on this site since before the Norman conquest.
- Follow the path around the church and exit at the lychgate along School Lane passing the former church school on the left. Turn left along Fowke Street.