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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.

Horse riders

Cyclists and walkers friendly accommodation

Shepherds Rest Cottage

VisitEngland 4 Star Self-cateringSelf-catering with 1 unit, £65-£70 pupn sleeps 2, Market Harborough, 0116 259 2332

Lovely period converted cottage, boasting high ceilings, beams and oak floors set on a working sheep farm in the rural idyll of Burton Overy. Weekly rates £250 to £320. Weekend rates from £100. Pub in village serves excellent food.

Elms Farm Cottage

VisitEngland 3 Star Self-cateringSelf-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,

Elms Farm Lodge

VisitEngland 3 Star Self-cateringSelf-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.

Bedroom with en-suite

VisitEngland 4 Star Bed & BreakfastBed & 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

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Cycling track

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.

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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.

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Leicestershire's waterways meander through some of the prettiest countryside in the city and county and past some great landmarks.

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Last updated November 2015