Can you walk around Groby Pool?

This walk takes in the beautiful scenery of Groby Pool, the edges of Bradgate Park, a coffee and cake stop and takeaway dinner on the way home! The 4 mile walk will take a couple of hours but can also be shortened for smaller or more tired legs.

Can you walk around Groby Pool?

This walk takes in the beautiful scenery of Groby Pool, the edges of Bradgate Park, a coffee and cake stop and takeaway dinner on the way home! The 4 mile walk will take a couple of hours but can also be shortened for smaller or more tired legs.

Who owns Groby Pool?

Hanson quarries
Groby Pool, “reputedly the largest natural expanse of open water in Leicestershire” is a 38 acres (15 ha) lake located opposite the quarry on Newtown Linford Lane. It is owned by Hanson quarries and managed by English Nature and became an SSSI in 1956.

Where is Groby Pool?

Leicestershire
Groby Pool is situated on the southern edge of the Charnwood Forest and is reputedly the largest natural expanse of open water in Leicestershire, covering 38 acres (15 ha). Groby Pool and the surrounding area are of great ecological importance and contain a wide range of plants and animals.

Who owns Groby Old Hall?

William de Ferrers inherited the Groby and Bradgate Estates in 1279 and the Old Hall – footings located by Time Team in April 2010 – continued to be an administrative centre and home until the Grey family inherited the Estates in 1445.

What is in Groby?

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  • When was swithland reservoir built?

    Construction Begins In 1890 Leicester City Council sought Parliamentary authority to acquire the land required to construct Swithland reservoir, which would be supplied from Lingdale Brook, Swithland Brook, Hallgates Brook, and Bradgate Brook, and construction commenced in 1894, with completion in 1896.

    Is Groby Pool car park free?

    The pool lies some four miles north-west of Leicester on the edge of the Charnwood Forest. There is a free car park along Newtown Linford Lane at SK 52532 07956, nearest post code LE6 0EB (do not park in the nearby quarry entrance as access is required at all times).

    Can you walk around Swithland reservoir?

    The walk to Swithland reservoir is approximately 2 km or 1¼ miles to the dam and will take about 30 minutes. The first half of this walk is fairly open with views over to Old John tower.

    Can you walk around Blackbrook reservoir?

    This charming 6.8-mile circular walk encompasses rich history with ancient wooded trails and panoramic views over Charnwood Forest.

    Where is groby Yorkshire?

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    Plan of Groby Castle (prior to building of the A50 across its northern earthworks)
    Groby Castle Location in Leicestershire
    Coordinates 52.6640°N 1.2267°WCoordinates:52.6640°N 1.2267°W grid reference SK52390764

    Can you walk around swithland reservoir?

    How long does it take to walk the Groby Pool walk?

    This walk takes in the beautiful scenery of Groby Pool, the edges of Bradgate Park, a coffee and cake stop and takeaway dinner on the way home! The 4 mile walk will take a couple of hours but can also be shortened for smaller or more tired legs. The walk starts at Groby Pool car park.

    Is there a car park at Groby Pool?

    The car park for Groby Pool is just down the road and is enclosed by trees with picnic tables around it. The Pool itself looked great in the sunshine. There were lots of water birds and a few had chicks. It gives a breath of fresh air and relaxation looking over the water.

    Is Groby Pool the largest lake in Leicestershire?

    Description Groby Pool is situated on the southern edge of the Charnwood Forest and is reputedly the largest natural expanse of open water in Leicestershire, covering 38 acres (15 ha). There was no mention of a lake in the Domesday Book, though it has been referred to since 1297.

    What makes Groby Pool so special?

    Groby Pool is considered to be the largest natural expanse of water in Leicestershire, created by a natural ‘dam’ of igneous syenite.