Leicester and River Soar cycle route to King Lear’s lake

This route heads northwards out of Leicester along the River Soar to King Lear’s lake, passing the National Space Centre en route.

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Distance: 11.3 miles

Situated in the picturesque Watermead Country Park, the lake is home to a stone sculpture depicting the final scene of Shakespeare’s play of the same name.

No tragic finale here though, with the route ending on a steady descent back towards the starting point in Bede Park.

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See British Cycling's full route planner for more details.

Last date edited: 4 February 2022