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 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

 
 
 

Fri 24 May 2019

Exploring lesser known parts of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Wood, then along the National Forest Way to nearby Sence Valley to compare a similar project 15 years older. Stopping for a picnic lunch before returning via Heather.

Ashby-de-la-Zouch

 
 
 

Fri 24 May 2019

A guided walk on firm all-ability paths around the lake for people with physical and sensory disabilities. Experience the sights, sounds, smells and textures of the summer.

Ashby-de-la-Zouch

 
 
 

Fri 24 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 a BBQ with Bison or Venison burgers.

Ashby-de-la-Zouch

 
 
 

Sat 25 May 2019

This circular walk has fine long distance views and traces some of the few remaining remnants of the ill-fated Charnwood Forest Canal including part of the area that was flooded following the Blackbrook Dam disaster of 1799.

Coalville

 
 
 

Sat 25 May 2019

Take a leisurely stroll around the farm and woodland, taking in Canadian bison, red deer, alpacas and more. Try and find the treasure rocks on the way, then visit the Antlers and Alpaca coffee and gift shop for a snack or squash and cake.

Ashby-de-la-Zouch

 
 
 

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