Thorpe Acre Trail: The Leaflet

Thorpe Acre Trail
  1. The Millennium Mosaic on the Green
  2. All Saints Church in Thorpe Acre village (2 mins)
  3. The Plough Inn (5 mins) Rest!
  4. The White Bridge (8 mins)
  5. Gorse Covert Community Centre
  6. Jubilee Park: StreamStone (14 mins) Bench!
  7. Buckingham Drive
  8. Stonebow Washlands (27 mins) Bench!
  9. Stonebow Bridge: K105/K70 to Hathern (31 mins) Perch!
  10. Garendon Park: K68 to Shepshed (36 mins)
  11. Coe Avenue and The Obelisk (48 mins) Perch!
  12. Kenilworth Ave: Interpretation Board (55 mins) Bench!
  13. Millennium Mosaic (60 mins)
The times given are for a fairly brisk walking pace, double them for a very leisurely stroll! The waymarked route was signed by finger posts installed in the Spring 2000.
  1. The Millennium Mosaic on the Green
    The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
  2. All Saints Church in Thorpe Acre village.
    Meditation here may think down hours to moments
  3. The Plough Inn
    Who follows others' every stride, is sure to sway from side to side
  4. The White Bridge
    "If traffic is coming let it pass. Look all round again" The Green Cross Code
  5. Gorse Covert Community Centre
    Anywhere is walking distance, if you've got the time
  6. Jubilee Park: StreamStone
    Don't walk behind me, I may not lead, don't walk in front of me, I may not follow, just walk beside me and be my friend, Albert Camus.
  7. Buckingham Drive/ Blackbrook Way
    She walks in beauty, like the night, Byron
  8. Stonebow Washlands/Lindisfarne Drive
    "Will you walk a little faster?" said a whiting to a snail. , Lewis Carrol
  9. Stonebow Bridge: K105 (2km) to Hathern
    The wandering Dong through the forest goes!, Edward Lear.
    • Stonebow is also known as the Roman bridge. To the north lies Bailey's Plantation and the route to Pear Tree Lane, Hathern or Dishley chapel.
    • A sculpture by Charlotte Evans: Adam's Rib is mounted on a tree above the bridge.
    • The footpath from Stonebow Bridge is not currently in good condition. If you can take this, however, within 100 meters south you will find a much better surface. Here you have reached the ancient wall to Garendon Deer Park.
    • 2km 15 metres
    Stonebow Bridge
  10. Garendon Park: K68 (2.6km) to Shepshed
    A walk on the wild side
  11. The Obelisk and Coe Avenue
    And did those feet in ancient time. William Blake.
  12. Kenilworth Ave & National Cycle Way
    One day in the country is worth a month in town
Each finger-post will indicate the route of the Thorpe Acre Trail and will include a line of poetry or quotation, as given in italics above.

The mosaic itself is an illustrated map of the route.

If you would like more details please mail us: max hunt

We hope to produce an audio tape to accompany the leaflet which is deliberately designed for people with visual disabilities.

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Last updated Sept 2020