Official visitor website for Leicestershire

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.

Choose How You Move 

 

Guided walk

Guided walks

Wed 4 Jul 2018

Ken Hillier will explain the rise and fall of Ashby's ambition to rival Buxton and Leamington. Walk leaves the museum at 7pm.

Ashby-de-la-Zouch

 
 
 

Sun 15 Jul 2018

Walk through part of ancient Geace Dieu Wood, under the Charnwood Railway, along the Forest Line Canal and into the romantic ruins of Grace Dieu Priory, a 13th century nunnery. Learn about the area's long history along the way.

Coalville

 
 
 

Wed 18 Jul 2018

Join Peter Liddle and Betty Cawte to explore the fabulous Breedon church, which started life as an Anglo-Saxon monastery in the 7th century, became an Augustinian Priory and is now a parish church.

Castle Donington

 
 
 

Sun 29 Jul 2018

Walk in the steps of Robert Stephenson on a Swannington Heritage Trust guided tour of the Swannington Incline at the western end of his 1832 Leicester and Swannington Railway -

Coalville

 
 
 

Sun 2 Sep 2018

Join Swannington Heritage Trust to walk the Swannington Incline, the first public steam railway in the English Midlands. Meet at Snibston No 3 Coal Mine,Spring Lane, Swannington, LE67 8QR Part of Hello Heritage Festival.

Coalville

 
 
 

Sun 9 Sep 2018

We will be holding guided tours of the backstage area and showing a short film about the theatre at 11.30am, 12.30pm, 2pm and 3pm. See where Dame Judi Dench and Helen Mirren once trod the boards in this unique and fascinating theatre.

Coalville

 
 
 

Sun 16 Sep 2018

We will be holding guided tours of the backstage area and showing a short film about the theatre at 11.30am, 12.30pm, 2pm and 3pm. See where Dame Judi Dench and Helen Mirren once trod the boards in this small, unique and fascinating theatre

Coalville

 
 
 

Sun 7 Oct 2018

Sunday 7th October to Crich Tramway Museum & Matlock Bath Illuminations

Lutterworth

 
 
Last updated June 2016