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.
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.
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?
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].
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.
Today we are in Welland Park providing cycling and walking advice We are offering E-bike trials, Dr Bike, bike security marking and more! Check out the amazing E-cargo bike that a local family uses every day for school runs, commuting, shopping and more!
Our final active travel afternoon takes place at Welland Park in Market Harborough from 12 today. Come down and see us – there are free bike checks, travel advice, security marking, loads of resources and advice, and lots more.
Tomorrow is our final active travel afternoon! FREE bike checks, security marking, e-bike trials, active travel rewards and travel advice are just some of the exciting activities at Welland Park, Market Harborough, 12-4pm. Pre-book for some activities at crowd.in/WDsM8z
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Win a free cycle skills refresher course at Saturday’s active travel afternoon at Welland Park, Market Harborough,12-4pm. Free bike checks, travel advice and more. Visit crowd.in/7OM3UI find out about all the other exciting things going on and to book some activities.