Places associated with Leicester’s wartime history
On Sunday 25 October, 11am
Up to 75 minutes, medium pace
Meeting location will be confirmed on booking.
Booking opens Thursday 8 October at 9am.
Join our group walk to visit city locations associated with Leicester’s Wartime past including the Boer War and the World Wars. This is a repeat of the walk we led last month, for those that missed it.
Our groups are smaller than before so booking is essential – 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.
Please remember to dress appropriately for the weather to ensure you are comfortable.
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 and self-isolate. See the latest information on the NHS website about self-isolating and obtaining a test.
- If you develop symptoms within 14 days of attending a group walk, please let us know so that we can contact others.
- 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).
- 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 autumn.
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 opens Thursday 8 October at 9am. 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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