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

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

 
 
 
Guided Walk

Sat 20 Jul 2019

Join one of our experienced Guides for an informative 2 km guided walk exploring the Battle of Bosworth, the death of King Richard III and the unlikely victory of Henry Tudor.

Market Bosworth

 
 
 
Guided Walk

Sun 21 Jul 2019

Join one of our experienced Guides for an informative 2 km guided walk exploring the Battle of Bosworth, the death of King Richard III and the unlikely victory of Henry Tudor.

Market Bosworth

 
 
 

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

 
 
 

Tue 23 Jul 2019

Join us for a fact filled stroll around the area and find out more about the post mill with a lady miller, the secrets of St George’s graveyard, the Coleorton Railway tunnel, the isolation hospital and other hidden treasures.

Coalville

 
 
 

Wed 24 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

 
 
 

Wed 24 Jul 2019

A guided walk looking at how Stenson and Stephenson shaped the area that became Coalville. In the early 1800s Coalville didn’t exist. It was founded by Whitwick and Snibston collieries and the Leicester and Swannington Railway

Coalville