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

 
 
 

Wed 22 May 2019

Take a step back in time as you embark on a gentle stroll from the stables into the parkland and discover how once upon a time the family and visitors of Calke Abbey arrived at this mysterious mansion. To book, Telephone 01332 695310

Ashby-de-la-Zouch

 
 
 

Wed 22 May 2019

A guided village walk which links significant historical sites in Whitwick and reveals fascinating stories. The route follows footpaths around the village centre. Please note: some of the route is hilly.

Coalville

 
 
 

Wed 22 May 2019

Centres on the fascinating history of Market Street, North Street, South Street, Mill Lane Mews and Bath Street. Booking essential. Please contact Ashby de la Zouch Museum (Pat Dixon) .

Ashby-de-la-Zouch

 
 
 

Thu 23 May 2019

Starting from the highest pub in the county, the walk takes in old farm land, woods, heathland, nature reserves and super views from rocky outcrops and then back to the pub for a pleasant social finish. Bring a packed lunch.

Coalville

 
 
 

Thu 23 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

 
 
 

Thu 23 May 2019

Walking on lanes, paths and grassy areas (with some gradients) we will pass the sites of bell pits, gin pits, Victorian mining, 1940s opencast mining and woodlands planted between 1993 and 2010. Booking essential.

Coalville

 
 
 

Thu 23 May 2019

A guided historical walk around the village, ending at the Community Centre for refreshments. This is an easy walk, mainly on public footpaths or pavement, although may involve some un-surfaced paths and steps.

Coalville