Route 63 starts at the Trent & Mersey Canal in Shobnall, the beginning of the Kingfisher Trail, and forms a junction with National Cycle Network Route 54. The route passes via the large cities of Leicester, Stamford and Peterborough before arriving at Wisbech.

At Moira, the route joins the Conkers Circuit and is an off-road section that leads through the heart of the National Forest for 6 miles to Measham.

Why not stop off at Conkers, the award-winning attraction that is a unique mix of indoor and outdoor experiences for the whole family.

Between Measham and Leicester make sure you take a look at Thornton Reservoir, a 31-hectare site that is a haven for wildlife and offers a wide network of trails and footpaths through the woodland areas.

The route also travels around Rutland Water Nature Reserve, a bird-watching paradise that is well worth a detour.


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Please note

We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness.

However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes.

Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces.

Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.

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Route 63 is part of the National Cycle Network, cared for by Sustrans. Your donation today will help keep the Network safe and open for everyone to enjoy.

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