Walk Leicester Festival 2019

Walk Leicester Festival launches on Sunday 28th April 2019 and runs throughout the whole month of May, to celebrate walking in the city and the fantastic benefits you can gain from increasing your active travel and physical activity.

There are so many exciting events taking place and everyone is invited to join us for the Walk Leicester Festival, no matter your level of fitness or ability. The festival is a showcase of all Leicester has to offer on foot – most sights and attractions are within a short stroll of the city centre, so people are encouraged to walk to the events. Walks will take place all around the city, including streets, parks and waterways.

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Walk Leicester Festival Poster Walk Leicester Festival Leaflet  |   What's On Guide 

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All walks are free of charge and may require pre-booking via Eventbrite.
Here is a full list of events taking place for the Walk Leicester Festival:




Open Streets: Suffragettes

Sunday 28 April
12.45pm – 4pm

New Market Square. See the full list of events here.
Imperial Typewriters factory strike: a guided walk

Wednesday 1 May
2pm – 3.30pm

Meet at the café in Spinney Hill Park. Booking is essential.
Outdoor gym demonstration with warm up walk: Humberstone Park

Wednesday 1 May
6pm – 6.45pm

Meet at the outdoor gym in Humberstone Park. Booking is essential.
Explore Evington

Saturday 4 May
2pm – 4pm

Meet at St Denys Church, Evington. Booking is essential.
Star Wars Quiz Trail

Saturday 4, Sunday 5 and Monday 6 May

11am – 2pm

Collect a quiz sheet at the Gooding Avenue entrance to Braunstone Park (close to Blessed Sacrament Church). Visit Eventbrite for further details. 

Discover Leicester’s History

Wednesday 8 May
12.30pm – 1.30pm

Meet at Jubilee Square. Booking is essential.
Walk on the Wild Side: Ellis Meadows

Thursday 9 May
10am – 11.30am

Meet at Abbey Pumping Station. Booking is essential.

Outdoor gym demonstration with warm up walk: Victoria Park

Thursday 9 May
5.30pm – 6.20pm

Meet at the outdoor gym at Victoria Park. Booking is essential.
A walk to REMEMBER

Saturday 11 May
1.30pm – 3pm

Meet at All Saints Church, High Cross Street. Booking is essential.
Leicester City Football Club:

Foxes Walk

Tuesday 14 May
7pm – 8.30pm

Meet at the Fan Store at King Power Stadium. Booking is essential – email trust@lcfc.co.uk and quote ‘Foxes Walk’.
Wake Up and Smell the Coffee!

Thursday 16 May
12.30pm – 1.30pm

Meet at the Thomas Cook Statue, near Leicester Railway Station. Booking is essential.
Walking Sports Festival

Friday 17 May
10.30am – 12pm

The Morningside Arena, Charter Street. See more here.

Roman Trail

Saturday 18 May
2pm – 4pm

Meet at St Nicholas Church. Booking is essential.
Discover Leicester’s Culture

Monday 20 May
12.30pm – 1.30pm

Meet at Town Hall Square. Booking is essential.
Happy Shoes Day

Tuesday 21 May
All day

Find out all about it here.

Open Streets: Arts and Crafts

Sunday 26 May
12.45pm – 4pm

New Market Square
Funky Feet and Wacky Wheels

Wednesday 29 May
11am – 1pm

Meet at The Oval, Abbey Park. Visit Eventbrite for further details.
From Belgrave Road to the

Golden Mile

Thursday 30 May
7pm – 8pm

Meet at the statue of Mahatma Gandhi, on the corner of Belgrave Road and Donaldson Road. Booking is essential.
DMU’s Medieval and Modern Campus

Friday 31 May

11am – 12pm Medieval Tour
1pm – 2pm Modern Tour

Meet outside Leicester Castle for Medieval Tour. Booking is essential.

Meet outside Campus Centre for the Modern Tour. Booking is essential.

Continue your walking…
There are plenty of other walks and great self-guided walking trails to help you explore Leicester, perfect for a daily commute, a leisurely stroll and even a family outing. Check out some of the routes here:

Art AI Festival 2019: 16 – 31 May
Follow this self-guided walking trail of artworks and installations created by world leading artists exploring the theme of creative AI (artificial intelligence). This trail has been created for the Art AI Festival 2019, visit the website to find out more or download the  Art AI Festival Programme & Map.

Follow the Festival on social media:  @ArtAIFestival  |  Instagram ArtAIFestLeics  |  #ARTAI2019

Leicester Civic Society Walks – Where’s the Park in Clarendon Park?
Saturday 18 May – 10.30am 
These walks take place on a monthly basis and are led by knowledgeable, friendly guides. This month you will have the chance to explore the suburb of Clarendon Park, which until the final quarter of the 19th century, consisted mainly of fields. Find out more here. Booking fee applies.

Friends of Welford Road Cemetery
This is a group that was founded to help and encourage people to enjoy the historic space that is Welford Road Cemetery. The group organises guided walks around the cemetery and its’ surroundings on a monthly basis. Details of these can be found on their website. Booking fee applies.

Friends of Belgrave Cemetery
The Friends of Belgrave Cemetery welcome you to their Open Day on Sunday 19 May from 11am – 3pm. Join for a guided walk at 1pm. See more info here.

Heritage Sundays – Sunday 26 May
During the last Sunday of the month visitors can explore some of these historic places free of charge. The area also has lovely outdoor spaces to discover including Castle Gardens and the tranquillity of some of the city’s beautiful secret gardens. Guided tours of Leicester Castle Great Hall, the Magazine, and Trinity Chapel/DMU Heritage Centre-including the remains of the Church of the Annunciation, are available on the last Sunday of the month with a Blue Badge Guide. Find out more here. Booking fees apply.

Walking for Health
There are FREE weekly walks across Leicester & Leicestershire, led by friendly, specially trained volunteers who are on hand to provide encouragement, support and make sure no one gets left behind. Walks are short and over easy terrain, and are open to everyone. See more here.

Visit our Walking pages for more ideas and routes to get you walking.

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