Self-Guided Walks

QUORN CHURCHYARD TRAIL (0.1 miles)
Quorn St Bartholomew’s Church was established in the 12th century but marked burials only date from the 17th century. This short walk only covers a small number of the 750 gravestones in the closed Churchyard, and looks at the characters that are buried there, the old Quorn families they belonged to and some of the interesting designs and imagery on the memorials.
To view the walk visit http://www.quorndon.com/walking/pdf/quorn_churchyard_trail.pdf


BURIED BOUSKELL SELF-GUIDED CIRCULAR WALK (0.5 miles)
A self-guided walk taking you around Bouskell Park in Blaby, revealing what we known so far about its history and archaeology. Produced by University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS).
Mobile-friendly webpage & downloadable pdf at https://ulasnews.com/2020/10/09/buried-bouskell-self-guided-circular-walk/


QUORN HISTORY TRAIL (0.75 miles)
A short self-guided walk around the village, taking in the many fascinating features of Quorn’s past.
To view the walk visit http://www.quorndon.com/walking/pdf/quorn_history_trail_1.pdf


SEARCHING FOR THE KNIGHTS HOSPITALLER SELF-GUIDED WALK (1 mile)
A 1 mile self-guided walk taking you around Castle Hill, the main archaeological site in Castle Hill Country Park, and revealing what is known so far about its history and archaeology. Produced by University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS).
Mobile-friendly webpage & downloadable pdf at https://ulasnews.com/2020/10/23/searching-for-the-knights-hospitaller-self-guided-walk/


DISCOVERING LOCAL SPACES: LUTTERWORTH SELF-GUIDED WALK (1 mile)
A self-guided walk taking you around the historic town centre of Lutterworth in south Leicestershire. Produced by the Lutterworth Fieldworking and Archaeology Group. Download the pdf at https://leicsfieldworkers.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/discovering-local-spaces-lutterworth-self-guided-walk.pdf


BURROUGH HILL IRON AGE HILLFORT SELF-GUIDED WALK (1.2 miles)
A self-guided circular walk taking you around the hillfort and revealing what we know so far about its history and archaeology. Produced by University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS).
Mobile-friendly webpage & downloadable pdf at https://ulasnews.com/2020/12/29/burrough-hill-iron-age-hillfort-self-guided-walk/


KING RICHARD III WALKING TRAIL (1.2 miles)
The Richard III Walking Trail, which lasts approximately an hour, takes you around key sites in Leicester City Centre that are connected to the last Plantagenet King and the medieval Leicester he would have known.
To view the walk visit https://kriii.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Walking-trail.pdf


ROMAN LEICESTER WALKING TRAIL (1.2-2 miles)
This walking tour takes you through modern Leicester to the location of key Roman sites and buildings that have been lost and found (and sometimes lost again).
To view the walk visit https://jewrywallstory.leicester.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/A4-Printable-Roman-Leicester-Walking-Trail-2021.pdf


RUTLAND VILLAGE WALKS (various lengths)
Since 1997, the Rutland Local History and Record Society have been producing guided historical walk leaflets around many of Rutland’s historical villages. There are approximately 20 walks in total. Most are accompanied by a map and all walks and maps can be printed. Please take advantage of the walks and benefit from fresh air and culture!
To view the walks, visit http://www.rutlandhistory.org/villagewalks.htm


SWANNINGTON HERITAGE DO-IT-YOURSELF WALKS (various lengths from 1.5-10miles)
A series of 10 self-guided heritage walks produced by the Swannington Heritage Trust allowing you to explore Swannington’s wonderful heritage of coal mining, horse drawn tramways, the first steam railway in the English midlands, modern day woodlands as part of the national forest and fascinating families with intriguing histories.
To view the walks visit https://swannington-heritage.co.uk/visits-events/walks/