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Walking and guided walks in Leicestershire

Get out into the fresh air, relax and enjoy nature. Head to one of Leicestershire's many parks such as Bradgate Country Park to see the ruins of the childhood home of Lady Jane Grey and the folly Old John, or Market Bosworth Country Park to explore its landscape, or visit one of the parks located in the city such as Abbey Park, Victoria Park or Castle Gardens.

Whether you’re strolling around an historic town, striding between museums, or rambling in the woods, finding your way on foot is a great way to relax, discover new places and meet new people. The best way to get around Leicester is on foot – most sights and attractions are within a short stroll.

View the Choose How You Move website for information and maps on places to walk in Leicester and Leicestershire.

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Guided walk

Guided walks

Wed 26 Oct 2016

Nearly eight centuries ago Bradgate Park was enclosed as a deer and hunting park. Today it is still home to herds of Red and Fallow Deer.

Leicester 0116 2362713

Haunted Heritage Evening

Sat 29 - Sun 30 Oct 2016

There are ghosts at Donington Le Heath Manor House. A housemaid has been seen flitting about and also a man of 17th Century appearance with a tall brimmed hat, thought to be the shade of Sir Everard Digby.

Coalville 0116 265 8326


Sat 29 Oct 2016

An autumnal walk in South Wood - Dave Wroughton leads a walk around this ancient wood with many veteran trees and interesting things to see including fungi.

Ashby-de-la-Zouch 01530 222 934


Sat 29 Oct 2016

Explore historic woodland areas – Coppice Wood, Dale Wood and Coronation Wood (an area of oak planted in 1953).

Leicester 0116 2362713


Sun 30 Oct 2016

Hear the ghostly stories from brutal murder, terrible accidents and sad ends around Foxton Locks.

Market Harborough 0116 279 2285


Mon 31 Oct 2016

Are you brave enough to take the spooky tour in the eerie engine house basement and hear the tragic tale of Robert Richardson, The Ghostly Engineer, while one of the museum's massive beam engines will be up in steam right about your head!

Leicester 0116 299 5111

Halloween Ghost Walk

Mon 31 Oct 2016

Join us this Halloween, to walk amongst the graves of the unfortunates buried in Leicester’s oldest Victorian cemetery, learning gruesome tales of murder, freak accidental deaths and suicides along the way.

Leicester 0116 252 7000


Sat 12 Nov 2016

Designed for those for a whom a traditional 2-hour guided walk just isn’t enough!

Leicester 0116 234 1850

Last updated June 2016