As we are not yet able to resume group walks, we have developed a range of ideas to inspire you to continue walking locally. We have new walking routes available to download, outdoor nature tasks that you can get involved with, quiz trails and virtual walks. We hope you enjoy stepping out this summer. Remember to follow the social distancing guidance and stay safe.
Glenfield Tunnel - Over the Top
This walk passes through the residential housing estates of New Parks and Glenfield, which were built over the top of the historic Glenfield Tunnel which was completed in 1832. This walk starts near the tunnel’s eastern portal and passes some of the ventilation shafts which mark the tunnel’s subterranean route. Along the way we reveal a little history of the tunnel and the Leicester to Swannington Railway, finishing our story at the site of the former Glenfield Station. For a more detailed story, check out the full virtual walk video. See below for a short trailer!
A Walk in Castle Hill Country Park
Castle Hill Country Park is located right on the edge of Leicester. Starting from the Beaumont Lodge Shops on Astill Lodge Road, Beaumont Leys we take a pleasant stroll through the grasslands and leafy woodlands of the historic ‘Castle Hill’ quarter, a piece of local countryside.
A Stroll from Beaumont Leys Children's Centre
A short walk of just under one mile through local green spaces in the Home Farm area, designed for families with young children with easy activities along the way. As you walk, try out the physical challenges and the observation activity. Can you spot something in each colour of the rainbow?
A Stroll from Saffron Children’s Centre
A short walk for families of between 1.5 to 2 miles visiting Aylestone Recreation Ground with easy activities for children along the way. As you walk, try out the physical challenges and the observation activity. Can you spot something in each colour of the rainbow?
Looking for something to do while exercising locally or something to do with the kids? Try out these two fun quiz trails in and around the city’s West End. When you’re finished, download the answer sheets. When outside, remember to observe social distancing and stay safe.
Big Butterfly Count
Join in the Big Butterfly Count whilst out on a walk between Friday 17th July and Sunday 9th August and ‘help take nature’s pulse’. Taking part in the count will help the charity Butterfly Conservation to identify important trends to help protect butterflies from extinction.
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The weekend is going to be scorchio!! If you are out for cycle or a walk - don't forget that sunscreen folks 🌞🌞🌞 If you need some extra inspiration, plenty of local walking and cycling maps are available on our website: choosehowyoumove.co.uk