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About Rearsby

 

The Wreake Valley village of Rearsby is in North-East Leicestershire, on the main Leicester-Melton (A607) road (about 7½ miles from both towns).

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It has a population of just under 1,000 and despite a number of new housing developments in recent years has retained its rural character and strong community spirit. It is served by the following parliamentary and council representatives:

Stephen Dorrell (Conservative): Member of Parliament for Charnwood
John Bush (Conservative): Councillor for the Six Hills ward at Charnwood Borough Council
Mike Preston (Conservative): Councillor for the Charnwood District at Leicestershire County Council

The River Wreake passes just beyond the village at Rearsby Mill (once the home of the famous Rearsby loaf, now made in Ratby). Here it is joined by the Rearsby's brook which passes through the centre of the village and under the (medieval) seven-arch bridge. Click on 'landmarks' below for more about the bridge.

Rearsby is a popular starting point for walkers. It forms part of the Leicestershire Round, a 100 mile walk forming a complete circle around Leicester through some of the county's loveliest countryside. There are also many other footpaths and walks to explore in the area.


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