Soar Valley

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Soar valley between Barrow upon Soar and Mountsorrel

The Soar Valley in Leicestershire, is the basin of the River Soar, which rises south of Leicester and flows north before meeting the River Trent at Trent Lock on the tri-point of Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire. North of Looughborough it forms the border between the latter two counties.

Soar Valley embraces the large villages of Quorn, Mountsorrel, Barrow upon Soar, Birstall, Rothley and Sileby and a number of smaller communities all on or near the River Soar as it flows from Leicester to Loughborough in Leicestershire. The area edges onto Charnwood Forest and the only double-tracked preserved main railway line in Britain, the Great Central Railway forms a spine through the area.


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