Loughborough Leisure Centre, meet at the back car park (over bridge over the brook)
The Charnwood Forest route combines Loughborough's urban cycle routes with a loop out into beautiful Charnwood Forest. You head south out of Loughborough on cycle route 5 along peaceful Woodbrook Way, picking up cycle route 3 then heading through the Haddon Way estate to take the track out to Woodhouse. From Woodhouse the route through the Forest takes in Swithland, Cropston, Rothley, why not stop for refreshments at Stonehurst Family Farm in Mountsorrel before returning to Loughborough along the national cycle route 6 to Woodthorpe. You then move away from Epinal Way to take a quiet route through Shelthorpe. The final stretch of the route returns to the Leisure Centre along cycle route 5.