Group Walks: Factory Trails – City Centre (west)
Thursday 22 April 11am
Start location to be confirmed on booking
Around 90 minutes, steady pace
Join us for a walk passing some of Leicester’s former factories to the west of the city centre. From boot and shoe manufacturers to hosiery and confectionery, get a flavour of the different industries which provided employment and brought wealth to Leicester in the 19th and 20th centuries. (A repeat of the walk presented in previous years).
Our groups are smaller than before so booking is essential for all participants (including children under 16, who must be accompanied by an adult) – please see ‘how to book’ below. Please do not turn up at walks if you have not booked – we regret you will be turned away.
Dress for the weather
Please remember to dress appropriately for the weather to ensure you are comfortable. Walkers are recommended to bring a bottle of water with them.
Group walks will be smaller than before to stay within the ‘rule of 6’ which allows a maximum of 6 people from different households to meet outdoors in a public space. This includes our volunteers who lead and assist the walk. To allow opportunities to others, a maximum of 2 people from the same household/ support bubble may attend. We are sorry that we cannot accommodate more people at this time. Please follow instructions for booking places and also observe the guidance below with regards to Covid-19.
Covid-19 and group walks
- Please do not attend a walk if you or someone in your household/support bubble has symptoms of Covid-19. Instead, please stay home, self-isolate and book a test. Information about how to order a test online or by phone is detailed on the on the Leicester City Council website. Please do not attend a walk if you are awaiting the results of a Covid-19 test. The NHS website provides information about symptoms and more.
- During walks, we kindly ask walkers to maintain the 2m social distancing from each other and members of the public (or at least 1m if you are wearing a face mask). Please respect other people’s space.
- Take hygiene precautions when you are outside (you may wish to carry your own hand sanitizer) and wash your hands as soon as you are back indoors.
If you have been unable to book onto one of our group walks, or you prefer to explore with your family or friends, self-guided routes are available to download from our routes page or via the Go Jauntly smartphone app. Enjoy exploring Leicester this spring.
For group walk enquiries (Monday – Friday) please contact:
Telephone: 0116 373 7589
Our phone line is answered Monday to Friday, 9am – 5.30pm, and we are happy to help within these hours. We regret the line is not staffed at weekends or bank holidays. Thank you.
How to book
Booking is essential.
Click ‘Book your space’ below to go to our Eventbrite page and register for this walk, or phone 0116 373 7589 when booking has opened.
We will confirm the start location for the walk on booking and look forward to you joining us!
Once you have booked a place, if you have not walked with Leicester City Council before we will ask you to complete a Walker Registration form before you attend the walk. You will only need to complete the registration form once and can attend any of our walks thereafter (subject to booking a place). We can send you a link to complete the registration form online or you can speak to our staff to complete it over the phone in advance of the walk.
If you are no longer able to attend, please cancel your place via Eventbrite or contact us by phone (during office hours) to cancel your place so we can allow others the opportunity to attend. This is especially important while our group sizes are small. Thank you in advance.
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