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Top 5 Winter Walks in Leicester & Leicestershire

As winter approaches, it’s time to put on your walking boots and experience the true beauty of Leicester and Leicestershire's countryside. From strolls in the city to hiking trails in the county, there's something for everyone.

We’ve selected five of our favourite walks to try out during the winter break in Leicester and Leicestershire.

Bradgate Country Park, Newtown Linford

Leicester

Enjoy some peace and tranquility in the magical surroundings of this medieval deer park, the childhood home of Nine Day Queen Lady Jane Grey. Take along a picnic or buy a cup of tea or lunch at one of our two tearooms.

 
 
 
Abbey Park Leicester

Leicester

Abbey Park is a park situated in Leicester's city centre. Enjoy exploring a Chinese garden, historical ruins, canals and boating lakes. Abbey Park is also home to fun fairs and festivals. A tearoom is also open for refreshments.

 
 
 
Beacon Hill Country Park, Leicestershire

Loughborough

The perfect country park to head to for those that enjoy the outdoors. Enjoy scrambling on the rocks or an afternoon walk through the rhododenrons.

 
 
 
Bosworth Battle Re-enactment

Market Bosworth

Delve into Leicestershire's fascinating history at Bosworth Battlefield Country Park - the site of the 1485 Battle of Bosworth. Look out for special events or go for a stroll and some refreshments served onsite.

 
 
 
Castle Gardens

Leicester

Castle Gardens are located in the historic Castle Park area, includes a rock garden, mixed borders, various shrubs and trees, and part of the city's riverfront.