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