Distance: 15.5 miles (25km)
Ascent: 237 metres
Start/finish: Oakham Station, LE15 6RE
Generally easy to navigate, keep the lake on the same side and start anywhere convenient on the lake shore.
From Oakham Station follow Station Road south and fork L onto Melton Road, follow this onto High Street then Catmos Street. For a clockwise route, turn left onto Stamford Road joining the Macmillan Way and follow the north shore to Barnsdale Hotel, where you fork R on the path away from the road. From here follow the lakeside path past Whitwell to the dam in the north-east corner. Follow the eastern shore past Edith Weston and then along the southern shore to the A6003 at Manton. Turn R and follow the western shore north past the bird watching centre and through Egleton, where you leave the lake and trend L on a path across the A6003 and onto the B641. Turn R here to return to the start.
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