Braunstone Park is on the west side of Leicester. It includes a mix of woodland, parkland, spinneys, meadows and pond habitats, which are all great to explore. There are self-guided walks available in this area, why not check these out? There is a small car park off Cort Crescent and also bus routes nearby. To plan your journey, visit the journey planner.
Map of Braunstone Park
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Activity: Clive makes a Journey Stick
Clive decided to make a journey stick to remember his adventure in Braunstone Park. A journey stick is a simple memento of a nature walk, collecting items along the way. Why not take a Wild Walk adventure in a green space near you and make one of your own? Collect simple things from nature – such as twigs, leaves, feathers – and attach them to the stick in the order you find them. Remember, only collect items from nature that are safe to pick up! Avoid picking plants or collecting wildlife – leave them where they belong, in the great outdoors!
Follow the Wildlife Trust’s handy guide on how to create a journey stick.
Journey sticks were used by the Native Americans and Aboriginal people to track their journeys and tell stories about their travels. They collected items along their journey and tied them to a stick to serve as a reminder of their adventure and to help them re-navigate the route again.
Self-guided walks are available here…
Download a PDF route or use the Go Jauntly app to follow a series of photos and text, to guide you around a trail. Go Jauntly is a free community-based app which can be downloaded to your smartphone.
A stroll from Braunstone Children’s Centre, Gallards Hill
There and back: 1 miles / 1.6 km (about 30 minutes, steady pace)
A Green Walk through Braunstone and Western Parks
There and back: 3 miles / 4.8 km (about 1 hour 30 minutes, steady pace)