Bardon Hill, at 278 m (912 ft), is the highest point in the county of Leicestershire. It is located in ‘The National Forest’ and was once a former volcano. It sits directly upon an old fault line known as Thringstone Fault; it starts in Derbyshire and stretches across to Germany.
The summit sits at the eastern-edge of Bardon Hill Quarry, an operational site dating back 400 years. The top of the hill hosts both a trig point and radio mast. On a clear day with good visibility, you can see as far as the Malvern and Shropshire Hills, and even the Lincoln Cathedral, nearly 50 miles away.
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|278 m (912 ft)
|SK 4598 1319
|245: The National Forest