Walking in Harborough's countryside
Welcome to the walking section of ExploreHarborough. Here you will find all you need to get you donning your boots and breathing our wonderful fresh air across the district's beautiful countryside.
Walking is simple, free and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier. It's under-rated as a form of exercise, but walking is ideal for people of all ages and fitness levels who want to be more active. Regular walking has been shown to reduce the risk of chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, asthma, stroke and some cancers.
Discover different ways for all the family to enjoy Harborough on foot, try one of these heritage trails and learn something about our area while being active.
Foxton locks and the surrounding area is open and accessible to the public all year round. The network of footpaths and towpaths provide ideal walking and cycling opportunities with a choice of many routes.
To make the most of your visit make sure you download the free Foxton Discover App - either ahead of your visit or at The BoilerHouse. Alternatively Foxton Locks has an Orienteering course for you to explore. More details are available again from The BoilerHouse.
The maze includes an activity funyard with mini mazes and games for all the family, including hoopla, beanbag throwing, a space hopper track and football shooting game.
Situated opposite is the Wistow Rural Centre with a café, garden centre, model village, art gallery and numerous shops, making Wistow a great day out for all the family.
This former Northampton to Market Harborough Railway is now a car free ‘linear’ park surrounded by beautiful scenery and rich in natural and historical heritage. Walk, cycle, run, or ride, it's a great place to get outdoors and enjoy nature.
If you're visiting the town of Market Harborough or work in the town, take a break and eat your lunch in Welland Park. Walk along the Millennium Mile from the town to the park where you can feed the ducks on the river.
Healthy walks take place every Monday at 12noon and each Wednesday at 10am. The walks, led by trained walk leaders, start and finish at Welland Park Café and last approximately 1 hour. Tea and coffee is available after each walk.
East Carlton Park
Activity leaflets are available from the cafe making it a fun afternoon out.