Explore Blaby, Leicestershire
Stroll around the village of Blaby, much of which has been designated a conservation area. Nearby at Glen Parva you can enjoy a walking trail around the remains of an old Saxon settlement, or follow The River Soar and Grand Union Canal all the way into the heart of Leicester city centre, whilst remaining surrounded by green parkland.
Further west at Kirby Muxloe, discover the 15th century castle, which was never completed. William Lord Hastings began it in 1480, but he was beheaded for treason by King Richard III before it was finished.
In the southern part of the district, Stoney Cove near the village of Stoney Stanton is a popular place for diving. A working quarry until 1958, it is now one of the main places in the UK for scuba diving, with a depth of over 30 metres. Beneath the surface lies a submarine and the UK's largest inland shipwreck.
Places to explore in Blaby
Leicester 0116 263 0603
Fosse Shopping Park has over 30 stores that are open every day. NorthSide includes stores such as Outfit, New Look, M&S, Boots and River Island. SouthSide has Sofology, Currys PCWorld and DFS and FosseFood includes Thorntons and Clintons.
Market Harborough 07884 403889
Giant 8 acre Maize Maze with a fun Quiz Trail hidden amongst 3 miles of paths with high level bridges & towers. For 2016 the award-winning maze is designed in the shape of Roald Dahl’s “BFG"
Leicester 0116 277 1055
Blaby Area Museum Society is small, and without a building as yet. It is keen to build up its collections of items connected with Blaby, and expand its services in the future. Meetings every Wednesday at 7.45pm.
Leicester 0116 2775526
Indoor school - Martin Collins waxed surface & full length arena mirrors. Outdoor ménage - Safetrack sand and rubber surface. 28 stables with electric lighting. 36 acres of grazing - year round turnout.
Blaby 0116 272 7699
Bouskell Park is an attractive area of parkland set on the remains of a medieval village. It is an old Victorian parkland with a pond, grassland and woodland.
Leicester 0116 286 4759
Private 18 hole golf club. Visitors welcome Monday to Friday - Saturday and Sunday with a member only.