|Distance:||10.7 miles (17.2 km)|
|Meets:||A42, A511, B5324, M1, A6004, A6|
|Route outline (key)|
The A512 is a rural non-primary road in north Leicestershire.
The route starts at Junction 13 of the A42 a mile north-east of Ashby-de-la-Zouch – this GSJ has destroyed the road's original western end which was on the A453. The A512 heads eastwards through the fringes of the National Forest, bypassing most places of any size.
After passing to the south of Shepshed it crosses the M1 at Junction 23 before rushing down a dual carriageway into Loughborough past the university campus on the right. The road narrows again in time to cross the A6004 ring road before splitting into two one-way streets and ending on the A6 in the town centre.