Loughborough Off The Beaten Path

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    Travel to Peak District.

    by A2002 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Why not try a trip to the Peak District from Loughborough on a day pass? There are Trent and Burton buses in Loughborough, so the following options are available.
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    Zig Zag Plus (formerly known as Trent Explorer) -
    Valid on Trent/Barton buses (plus Stagecoach 737/747) so if you live in this company’s area this ticket could prove cheaper. Purchase on the bus. £5-95 Adult (inc one child free), £3-00 Derbys/Notts OAP. Further details from Trent (01773 712265).

    Trent Zig Zag -
    Valid on Trent/Barton buses (after 9am) covering routes as far north as Bakewell. Purchase on the bus. £3-50 Adult (no free child with this ticket), £1-75 OAP/Child, and Family ticket £7-50.

    Stagecoach East Midland Day Rover -
    Valid on Stagecoach buses so could prove cheaper for anyone travelling from Notts & NE Derbyshire. Latest prices to hand are Adult £4-50, OAP/Child £2-25.
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    The Zig Zag passes are also valid on "Rainbow", "TransPeak", "Red Arrow", "Villager", "Spondon Flyer", "Ilkeston Flyer", "Borrowash Flyer", "Harlequin", "Double Two" and "Black Cat" services. So, from Loughborough, take Rainbow 5B to Nottingham Broadmarsh and change to Transpeak there to get to the peak district. Timetables of these buses are available at www.kinchbus.co.uk.

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    Hiking to Beacon Hill.

    by A2002 Updated Jul 28, 2003

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    You can hike to Beacon hill for a view of Loughborough. The view from the top is awesome on a clear day.
    I do not have a picture here as I have been there years ago. Perhaps I will visit the park again some time when I have a car. It is very tiring to hike there with a bicycle... I love to have wheels cos bus 11 is just too slow for me.

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    Local Respect

    by Nixter01 Written Apr 12, 2003
    Kegworth Monument

    In 198 there was a very sad day near to us for a British Midland plane came down on the M1, fortunately and miracuously it killed no one on the ground but afew lots their lives on board, so all the people who were involved in the rescue and search and gave their lives we people dedicate this monument to which it stands in Kegworth Public Cemetery.

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    Trip to Melton Morbray.

    by A2002 Updated Feb 8, 2003

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    Take a bus to Melton Morbray on a Saturday. There's a small market in Melton Morbray. It is a place famous and home for pork pie. Go there and dun forget to have a bite of the famous original pork pie. Melton Morbray is also a home for the British Stilton cheese.

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    Cycle to Barrow-Upon-Soar.

    by A2002 Updated Feb 8, 2003

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    Cycle to Barrow-on-soar along the canal from Loughborough.
    Barrow-on-soar is a nice small little town around Loughborough with the canal passing through it. Go there and have a breakfast in the pub. The atmosphere in the pub is different from those is Loughborough.

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    Bradgate Park.

    by A2002 Written Feb 8, 2003

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    There's a park in the countryside near Loughborough. It is not accessible by public transport. You either hike there, cycle there, or take a car. It is a big park with wild deers and a huge reservoir. A nice park to get away on a nice day.

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