The Leicestershire Round is a 100 mile circular walk around the county connecting many places of historical and geographical interest. The route was devised by the Leicestershire Footpath Association to celebrate the centenary of their founding in 1887. Treasured by local walkers the route forms the common thread for everything from charity marathons to innumerable shorter walks. It is the county's main long-distance footpath and a flagship for the local rights of way network. The route of the Round mostly follows public rights of way, though there are some sections on quiet roads, unsurfaced tracks and canal towpath. This guidebook has been arranged so it may be walked as a series of day walks using public transport or a car. All of the route has been improved and fully signed and waymarked. It may be used by both long distance walkers and those out for an afternoon stroll.