Walk Inspiration

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. 

Aylestone Meadows - Two Rivers Walk

To complement our virtual wildlife walk video, we’ve created a self-guided walking route. This walk follows sections of the River Biam and River Soar. The meadows are a green oasis in the city and a great location to spot wildlife, especially during spring and summer. Check out Dave’s wildlife walk video.

See walking route here

Belgrave Library to Ellis Meadows

A walk from Belgrave Library to the peaceful and scenic Ellis Meadows and back, available from GoJauntly, a free app for your smartphone where you can find local walking routes to follow.

Find the route on Go Jauntly

A Stroll from Braunstone Children's Centre

A short walk of just over one mile through Braunstone Park, 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? 

See walking route here

A Stroll from Woodbridge Children's Centre

A short walk of between 1 to 1.5 miles visiting Rushey Fields Recreation Ground 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? Find the route here [link].

See walking route here

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!

See walking route here

 

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. 

See walking route here

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?

See walking route here

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?

See walking route here

Quiz Trails

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.

Quiz Trail: Castle Gardens – QuestionsQuiz Trail: Castle Gardens – Answers

Quiz Trail in the West End – QuestionsQuiz Trail in the West End – Answers

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. 

Find out more here

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