GN&LNW Railway Line: East Norton Tunnel

South Entrance

East Norton Tunnel sits a mile south of East Norton village, between the A47 and Hallaton village. The tunnel, originally built in 1879 is 444 yards long.

Hallaton Bottle Kicking

Imagine a rugby scrum involving hundreds of willing participants. Pushing, shoving, rucking, mauling, punching and kicking each other over a small keg of beer. In a field full of hedgerows, trees and barbed wire fences. The goal lines being two brooks, over a mile apart. There is one aim, to get the keg of beer over your village’s brook.

The Humber Stone

For hundreds of years, myths and legends have been attached to this once prominent feature of the Leicestershire landscape.

The Oak And Ash Tree, Earl Shilton


In an uncultivated field north of Earl Shilton, there is a very special tree. It is in fact two trees, Oak & Ash, that have bonded together, making one.