Hidden within a housing estate in Narborough, is a pub called the Copt Oak, and a Tesco Express. But the real hidden gems are the dog walking possibilities that are accessed off Copt Oak Road (more of a track, really). Drive part way down to the railway bridge. Unload the dogs, go up the steps and you’re away.
Once up the steps, you are faced with the disused railway track which stretches for miles in either direction. Not only can your dogs run happily along the flat tarmac path, you can head off into the fields where the river meanders through.
I've added an image of the area, the yellow line shows parking possibilities, the green shows the walk. If accessibility is a problem, drive into the estate as this is at the same level as the railway track, thereby avoiding the steps.
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Easy walking on the flat along this old railway line
Went here for the first time today. Parking is along Copt Oak Road, accessed near the Copt Oak pub. You might choose to turn around this dead end so you’re parking the right way to exit. Park near the railway bridge which you can see above you, and go up the steps. You’re on the Whistle Way, left or right you can walk for ages. There’s also fields running alongside, with the occasional access point, some with yellow markers. There aren’t amazing views, and if you’ve headed left you’ll be heading towards the noise of the motorway, which is why this is not a 5 star walk, but my three loved it. Plenty to sniff! Head right, and you can walk as far as Hawgrips garden centre in Enderby. It’s amazing what’s on your doorstep, only discovered with a dog. New word? ‘Dogscovery’.
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