Route 4 - Thurlaston, Croft Hill, Potters Marston, Normanton Turville

Route 4 - Norman History


  • Thurlaston
  • Croft Hill
  • Potters Marston
  • Normanton Turville

Leaflet PDF

You can download a PDF version of the route 4 leaflet.

You can also obtain a physical version of the leaflet. Locations TBA.

Details of the route:

Distance: 8.2 miles or 13.2 kilometres

Transport: Park in Thurlaston as there is ample street parking or use Arriva X55 services from Leicester.

Summary: This walk is perfect for those wanting to get immersed in a long and relaxing countryside walk with excellent views. This walk incorporates the summit of Croft Hill, one of the highest points in Leicestershire which, on a good day, allows views into neighbouring counties. You'll pass through the small village of Thurlaston and learn about two more villages dating back to the Norman Conquest which have been lost to time. Norman and Anglo-Saxon history lovers will love this route.

Further Information

This series of heritage walks have been designed to inspire walking across the District – we hope that you enjoy them. We welcome feedback and you can get in touch with us by emailing The walk uses footpaths, bridleways, permissive paths and some roads. Please respect the landowner’s property and stay on the indicated paths. Please follow the countryside code. Take care when walking on roads and follow the Highway Code for pedestrians. You are advised to use the route in conjunction with the OS map for the area. This guide has been created with funds from the European Regional Development Fund and HM Government.

Find this walk, all 12 heritage trails and more on the GoJauntly app. Simple photo guides help you navigate while nifty tips point out things of interest and places to eat.

Last updated 21 March 2022