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

Sat 18 - Thu 30 May 2019

Walks for all ages and abilities. Guided and themed walks and activities. Beautiful places to explore within the National Forest. Pick up a brochure from either Ashby or Swadlincote Tourist Information Centres.

Swadlincote

 
 
 

Sun 26 May 2019

Take a leisurely stroll around the farm and woodland, taking in Canadian bison, red deer, alpacas and more. Spot owls and other night creatures then visit the Antlers and Alpaca coffee and gift shop for brunch or refreshments.

Ashby-de-la-Zouch

 
 
 

Sun 26 May 2019

Explore the lines of the old railways and canals that pass through the National Forest. Discover the rich, industrial heritage of the area and enjoy the trees and wildlife.

Ashby-de-la-Zouch

 
 
 

Mon 27 May 2019

Meet at Measham Library DE12 7HR .We walk along the former Nuneaton to Burton rail line to Oakthorpe and then we head for Willesley along part of the old Ashby Canal, stopping at Oakthorpe picnic area. Bring a picnic. Booking Essential.

Ashby-de-la-Zouch

 
 
 

Wed 29 May 2019

Take a leisurely stroll around the farm and woodland, taking in Canadian bison, red deer, alpacas and more. Spot owls and other night creatures then visit the Antlers and Alpaca coffee and gift shop for brunch or refreshments.

Ashby-de-la-Zouch

 
 
 

Wed 29 May 2019

An easy walk through part of Gracedieu’s ancient wood, under the Charnwood Forest Railway, along part of the Forest Line Canal and into the romantic ruins of Gracedieu Priory, a 13th Century nunnery, later a Tudor Mansion.

Coalville

 
 
 

Wed 29 May 2019

Exploring water and woodland starting with the Saltersford Valley “flashes”. Moving on to Willesley Woods and golf course to new plantations at Shellbrook and on to reclaimed Hicks Lodge Cycle Centre for refreshments.

Ashby-de-la-Zouch

 
 
 

Wed 29 May 2019

Discover a quiet corner of Charnwood Forest with splendid views and natural beauty. Learn about Mt. St. Bernard Abbey. Walk amongst some of the oldest rocks in England, formed about 700 million years ago.

Coalville