Welcome to the historic village of Smeeton Westerby.
The village is situated four-tenths of a mile south of the Clock Tower in
Kibworth Beauchamp where Smeeton Road leads you past Kibworth High
School to Main Street, Smeeton Westerby.
Although there are no designated car parks in the village, a few parking
places can usually be found in side streets near the start of your walk around
The main road through the village is narrow and winding with footpaths
mainly only on one side of the road. Please be careful when you need to
cross the road where the footpath continues on the opposite side, especially
near the curved sections in the road.
Smeeton Westerby was originally two separate villages, Smeeton and
Smeeton was originally known as Simitone but before that Smeeton had an
Anglo-Saxon metalworkers’ settlement origin – from ‘smiths tun’.
Westerby has Viking origins – from the Old Norse name of Vesterbyr (West
Farm) to the west of Smeeton, possibly founded around the 9th century.
The full route takes about 1½ hours
Smeeton Westerby Trail
You can click on any of the pointers
and a pop-up window will appear with
a description and images. You can
then follow the trail through the village
by navigating using the arrows.
Clicking on the image will return you
to the map.
1 Smeeton House START
2 The Elms
3 Corner House, Mill Lane
4 The King’s Head
5 Sub Post Office
6 Springfield Farm
7 Main Street
8 Village Hall
9 Rose Cottage, Debdale Lane
11 Blacksmith’s Lane
12 33 Main Street
13 The Bank
14 62 Main Street
15 Main Street Wall
16 Beaker Close
17 Stattis Fair area
18 53 Main Street
19 63 Main Street
20 Westerby House
21 Smeeton & Westerby border
22 Christ Church
23 Pit Hill Allotments
24 Ivy Cottage, Gumley Road
25 Smeeton Terrace
26 Apple Tree Cottage
28 Smeeton Farm
29 Rose Cottage
30 Footpath detour
31 Debdale Wharf