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July 2018

Be a Sky Walker – family quiz trail

Monday 23 July, 11:00 - 13:00
Leicester Town Hall,
Town Hall Square
Leicester, LE1 9BG
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Register in Town Hall Square. Finishes at New Walk Museum. Between 11am-1pm only, 23rd July. Test your Star Wars knowledge in this short free family quiz trail (35 – 45 minutes at your own pace). Register and collect your Sky Walker trail from our stand on Town Hall Square. Complete the trail, searching for Galaxy Quiz cards along the way and hand in your answers at New Walk Museum for a chance to win tickets to the National Space Centre…

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Group Walks in Leicester – Explore Parks: Spinney Hill Park

Friday 27 July, 10:30 - 11:30
Spinney Hill Park – Park Lodge on St Saviour’s Rd,
St Saviour's Road
Leicester, LE5 3SG
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Explore Parks: Spinney Hill Park Friday 27th July Starts 10.30m. Please arrive 10 minutes early. We are collaborating with the Story of Parks project provide history walks in some of Leicester's parks. This walk around Spinney Hill Park will be led by a Blue Badge history guide who will provide facts about the heritage of our parks. Walks will also be supported by our friendly walk volunteers. Unlike our usual walks, places must be pre-booked, as numbers will be limited. The walk remains free of charge.  For full…

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Free Group Walks in Leicester – Green Walks from the City, moderate pace (just turn up)

Sunday 29 July, 11:00 - 13:30
New Market Square,
Leicester, LE1 5AW
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Green Walks from the City, moderate pace Last Sunday of the month, from 24th June until 30th September 2018. Starts 11am (for 2.5 hours). Please arrive 10 minutes early. From the New Market Square, meeting behind the Knight & Garter pub. No need to book, just turn up. Starting in the city centre and heading to different green spaces in the city, these longer walks are for those wanting to stretch their legs. The walks coincide with the Open Streets initiative, where…

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Green Walks from the City – up to 2.5 hours, moderate pace

Sunday 29 July, 11:00 - 13:30
New Market Square,
Leicester, LE1 5AW
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From New Market Square, meeting behind the Knight & Garter pub.  Sundays at 11am on 24 June, 29 July, 26 August Starting in the city centre and heading to different green spaces in the city, these longer walks are for those wanting to stretch their legs at a moderate pace. Temporary bike parking will be available in New Market Square between 11am-2pm as part of the ‘Open Streets’ event. 29th July - To Victoria Park and Spinney Hill Park and back

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Green Walks from the City – up to 2.5 hours, moderate pace

Sunday 29 July, 11:00 - 14:00
New Market Square,
Leicester, LE1 5AW
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From New Market Square, meeting behind the Knight & Garter pub. Sundays at 11am on 24 June, 29 July, 26 August Starting in the city centre and heading to different green spaces in the city, these longer walks are for those wanting to stretch their legs at a moderate pace. Temporary bike parking will be available in New Market Square between 11am-2pm as part of the ‘Open Streets’ event. 29 July - To Victoria Park and Spinney Hill Park and…

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August 2018

Free Group Walks in Leicester – Walk on the Wild Side: Aylestone Meadows (please pre-book)

Saturday 4 August, 10:00 - 11:30
Aylestone Meadows (Marsden Lane entrance & car park),
Marsden Lane
Leicester, LE2 8LT
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Walk on the Wild Side: Aylestone Meadows Saturday 4 August Please pre-book to attend this walk (see details below). Starts 10am. Please arrive 10 minutes early. We are collaborating with the Making Wildlife Count project to provide nature walks. This walk around Aylestone Meadows will be assisted by our friendly walk volunteers and will be led by a wildlife expert, who will provide facts about nature in the city's green spaces. Unlike our usual walks, places must be pre-booked, as numbers will be limited. The walk remains free…

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Park to Park walks – for 75 – 90 minutes, steady pace

Saturday 11 August, 15:00 - 16:30
Beaumont Shopping Centre,
25 Beaumont Way
Leicester, LE4
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Saturdays at 3pm on 30 June, 7 July, 11 August  Starting outside the city centre, enjoy Leicester’s green spaces with two parks in one walk. 11 August - Beaumont Park to Castle Hill Country Park, return. Meet by the covered market area, outside Beaumont Leys Shopping Centre Walk will last up to 1 hour 30 minutes.

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FREE

Cossington Rec Mini Walking & Cycling Festival

Tuesday 14 August, 11:00 - 15:00
Cossington Recreation Ground,
Leicester, LE4 6JD
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Come and join the Sustrans Leicester team for a mini cycling festival at Cossington Rec! Bring your own cycle for a free safety check from Dr Bike, or come and have a go on one of the range of different bikes that will be available to try. Even if you can’t ride, the team will be ready to introduce you to the basics of getting out and about on two wheels. There will be loads of information and advice on offer, and fun for all…

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Group Walks in Leicester – Explore Parks: Abbey Park

Saturday 18 August, 10:30 - 12:00
Abbey Park,
Abbey Park Road
Leicester, LE4 5AQ
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Explore Parks: Abbey Park Saturday 18th August Starts 10.30m. Please arrive 10 minutes early. We are collaborating with the Story of Parks project provide history walks in some of Leicester's parks. This walk around Humberstone Park will be led by a Blue Badge history guide who will provide facts about the heritage of our parks. Walks will also be supported by our friendly walk volunteers. Unlike our usual walks, places must be pre-booked, as numbers will be limited. The walk remains free of charge.  For full information about…

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Free Group Walks in Leicester – Green Walks from the City, moderate pace (just turn up)

Sunday 26 August, 11:00 - 13:30
New Market Square,
Leicester, LE1 5AW
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Green Walks from the City, moderate pace Last Sunday of the month, from 24th June until 30th September 2018. Starts 11am (for 2.5 hours). Please arrive 10 minutes early. From the New Market Square, meeting behind the Knight & Garter pub. No need to book, just turn up. Starting in the city centre and heading to different green spaces in the city, these longer walks are for those wanting to stretch their legs. The walks coincide with the Open Streets initiative, where…

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Green Walks from the City – up to 2.5 hours, moderate pace

Sunday 26 August, 11:00 - 14:00
New Market Square,
Leicester, LE1 5AW
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From New Market Square, meeting behind the Knight & Garter pub. Sundays at 11am on 24 June, 29 July, 26 August Starting in the city centre and heading to different green spaces in the city, these longer walks are for those wanting to stretch their legs at a moderate pace. Temporary bike parking will be available in New Market Square between 11am-2pm as part of the ‘Open Streets’ event. 26 August - To Ellis Meadow and Belgrave Gardens and back.

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September 2018

Free Group Walks in Leicester – Walk on the Wild Side: Aylestone Meadows (please pre-book)

Wednesday 5 September, 10:00 - 11:30
Aylestone Meadows (Evesham Road car park),
Evesham Road
Leicester, LE3 2DB
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Walk on the Wild Side: Aylestone Meadows Wednesday 5 September Please pre-book to attend this walk (see details below). Starts 10am. Please arrive 10 minutes early. We are collaborating with the Making Wildlife Count project to provide nature walks. This walk around Aylestone Meadows will be assisted by our friendly walk volunteers and will be led by a wildlife expert, who will provide facts about nature in the city's green spaces. Unlike our usual walks, places must be pre-booked, as numbers will be limited. The walk remains free of charge.  Booking…

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Free Group Walks in Leicester – Green Walks from the City, moderate pace (just turn up)

Sunday 30 September, 11:00 - 13:30
New Market Square,
Leicester, LE1 5AW
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Green Walks from the City, moderate pace Last Sunday of the month, from 24th June until 30th September 2018. Starts 11am (for 2.5 hours). Please arrive 10 minutes early. From the New Market Square, meeting behind the Knight & Garter pub. No need to book, just turn up. Starting in the city centre and heading to different green spaces in the city, these longer walks are for those wanting to stretch their legs. The walks coincide with the Open Streets initiative, where…

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October 2018

Free Group Walks in Leicester – Walk on the Wild Side: Highway Spinney (please pre-book)

Friday 12 October, 13:00 - 14:30
Highway Spinney (Wyatt Close entrance),
Wyatt Close, off Hinckley Road
Leicester, LE3 1HW
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Walk on the Wild Side: Highway Spinney Friday 12 October Please pre-book to attend this walk (details below). Starts 1pm. Please arrive 10 minutes early. We are collaborating with the Making Wildlife Count project to provide nature walks. This walk around Highway Spinney (on Wyatt Close, off Hinckley Road) will be assisted by our friendly walk volunteers and will be led by a wildlife expert, who will provide facts about nature in the city's green spaces. Unlike our usual walks, places must be pre-booked, as numbers will be limited. The walk remains…

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November 2018

Group Walks in Leicester – Walk on the Wild Side: Belgrave Gardens (please pre-book)

Wednesday 14 November, 10:00 - 11:30
Belgrave Gardens (entrance opposite Talbot Street),
Thurcaston Road
Leicester, LE4 5PG
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Walk on the Wild Side: Belgrave Gardens Sunday 14 November Please pre-book to attend this walk (details below) Starts 10am. Please arrive 10 minutes early. We are collaborating with the Making Wildlife Count project to provide nature walks. This walk around Belgrave Gardens will be assisted by our friendly walk volunteers and will be led by a wildlife expert, who will provide facts about nature in the city's green spaces. Unlike our usual walks, places must be pre-booked, as numbers will be limited. The walk remains free of charge.  Booking will open later…

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December 2018

Free Group Walks in Leicester – Walk on the Wild Side: Spinney Hill Park (please pre-book)

Wednesday 5 December, 10:00 - 11:30
Spinney Hill Park,
East Park Road
Leicester, LE5
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Walk on the Wild Side: Spinney Hill Park Wednesday 5 December Starts 10am. Please arrive 10 minutes early. We are collaborating with the Making Wildlife Count project to provide nature walks. This walk around Spinney Hill Park will be assisted by our friendly walk volunteers and will be led by a wildlife expert, who will provide facts about nature in the city's green spaces. Unlike our usual walks, places must be pre-booked, as numbers will be limited. The walk remains free of charge.  Booking will open later this year. Information about how…

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