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

Sat 6 Jul 2019

Join Leicestershire Industrial History Society and Swannington Heritage Trust for a tour of the 1855-1873 Califat coal mine. Explore two engine house complexes, learn about the two fatal accidents from a guidedressed as a miner.

Coalville

 
 
 

Tue 9 Jul 2019

Find out about former farms, the poverty of the Tan Yard, the life of Lady Beaumont (the first Swannington Resident to be born in India?) and the lost public houses.

Coalville

 
 
 

Sat 13 Jul 2019

From Snibston No 3 Coal Mine, Spring Lane . Walk in the footsteps of Robert Stephenson on a guided tour of the Swannington Incline at the western end of his 1832 Leicester and Swannington Railway. Booking essential, limited to 20 places.

Coalville

 
 
 

Sat 13 Jul 2019

From Snibston No 3 Coal Mine, Spring Lane at 1pm. Walk in the footsteps of Robert Stephenson on a historical walk that follows his 1832 Leicester and Swannington Railway south towards Coalville. Booking essential, limited to 20 places.

Coalville

 
 
 

Sun 14 Jul 2019

Walk through the ancient Grace Dieu Woods, under the Charnwood Forest Railway and along the Charnwood Forest Canal to the picturesque ruins of Grace Dieu Nunnery which was later a Tudor mansion. A Friends of Grace Dieu event.

Coalville

 
 
 

Thu 18 Jul 2019

Walk through the ancient Grace Dieu Woods, under the Charnwood Forest Railway and along the Charnwood Forest Canal to the picturesque ruins of Grace Dieu Nunnery which was later a Tudor mansion. A Friends of Grace Dieu event.

Coalville

 
 
 

Thu 18 Jul 2019

The tour by Peter Liddle looks at the church, the sculpture, tombs and conclude with a walk around the surviving ramparts of the hillfort.

Castle Donington

 
 
 

Sun 21 Jul 2019

Join Leicestershire Industrial History Society and Swannington Heritage Trust for a tour of the 1855-1873 Califat coal mine. Explore two engine house complexes, learn about the two fatal accidents from a guidedressed as a miner.

Coalville