Walcote's earliest history is unknown, but dates back at least to the time of Edward the Confessor.

It was once the smaller part of the parish of Misterton and Walcote, but the more substantial village of Misterton disappeared some 600 years ago and nobody really knows why, although guesses abound.

The village is home to around 500 people, and whilst it no longer has a school, it's close enough to Lutterworth to be of no consequence. A petrol station was built in the 1970s and the site includes a small Morrisons supermarket.

Walcote is the epitome of a commuter village in that it offers quiet village living combined with immediate access to the M1.

Mark Baldwin Author

Whilst Walcote proper has little to offer in the way of physical activities - apart from a driven shoot - there's a golf club, running club and leisure centre (with swimming pool) in Lutterworth, and the Impact Academy where you can do anything from lifting weights to training in boxing or mixed martial arts.