Enjoy the countryside of Leicester and Leicestershire
Walking is a great way to experience the varied landscape of Leicestershire, with its well signposted footpaths and quiet country lanes. Head for the flourishing National Forest for miles of nature trails, or discover some of England's most quaint villages on the Leicestershire Round - a 100-mile circular walk around the entire county. Have a walk with a difference at Wistow Maze among the sunflowers.
With miles of bridleways and cycleways, cyclists and horse riders are well catered for in Leicestershire.
Alternatively, why not get a view of Leicestershire from onboard a narrowboat? Leicestershire has an excellent network of waterways, with several places to hire boats or enjoy organised trips.
Cyclists and walkers friendly accommodation
Self-catering with 1 unit, £65-£70 pupn sleeps 2, Market Harborough, 0116 259 2332
Shepherds Rest Cottage is set on a working sheep farm in the rural idyll of Burton Overy.
Self-catering with 1 unit, £300-£410 pupw sleeps 4, Market Harborough, 0116 240 2238
Based on a working farm situated in the heart of rural Leicestershire, our highly insulated, double glazed timber lodge (sleeping 4), manufactured from Scandinavian redwood, provides comfortable year round accommodation in a unique setting.
Self-catering with 1 unit, £230-£270 pupw sleeps 2, Market Harborough, 0116 240 2238
Based on a working farm situated in the heart of rural Leicestershire, this charming cottage (sleeping 2) provides extremely comfortable self-catering accommodation. The spacious former gatehouse comprises a large farmhouse kitchen / diner,
Bed & Breakfast with 1 room, £65-£85 prpnb, Loughborough, 0116 235 7788
Bybrook Barn is one of Leicestershire's hidden gems, providing bed & breakfast accommodation to a high standard and a superb breakfast will set you up for the day!
You can spot some of the city and county's finest landmarks while walking in the Leicestershire countryside
Get on your bike and explore Leicestershire. There are many quiet and attractive places to go including routes for everyday journeys particularly in towns or around the city of Leicester.
Offering miles of off-road bridleways, permissive routes and toll rides, horse riding provides a fabulous way to explore the area. Explore Leicestershire and the facilities available for horse riders.
Leicestershire's waterways meander through some of the prettiest countryside in the city and county and past some great landmarks.