Mapped Walking Routes
We have a wide range of fantastic green spaces providing the opportunity for an enjoyable walk, a family day out and to keep in touch with nature.
All of our parks are free to use and everyone is welcome. Enjoy your visit but please remember:
- Respect the wildlife that lives there
- Keep your dog under close control
- Take only photographs
- Leave only footprints
You can download a leaflet with more information and a map of these open spaces below.
One of the most popular parks in the district, this site is set on the remains of a medieval village and is old Victorian parkland with a pond and an ice house. A small car park with information boards, hard-surfaced paths and dog bins and easy access for wheelchairs feature on the site.
The paths here allow a circular walk with elevated views over South Leicestershire. This walk runs along a disused railway line through beautiful woodland adjacent to the Grand Union Canal and River Sence
There is a carpark adjacent to the site.
Fosse Meadows has extensive paths through flower meadows, woodlands and arboretum with a fire pit. It is a good area for bird spotting, with a wildlife lake and bird hides and a riverside walk that leads on to a wildlife pond.
There is a permissive bridleway around the site marked by white topped posts. Fosse Meadows also has a permanent orienteering course. There is a children’s play area with extensive play equipment which leads on to the play trail along the arboretum path.
A car park, picnic area, dog bins and two wheelchair friendly gates and an accessible toilet are available on site. There is a good network of public footpaths which cross Fosse Meadows.
Foxton is a beautiful area of the Harborough district, with car parking available and learn about the history of the locks.
A Green Flag award-winning site with walks over the fields and alongside the Grand Union Canal.
The path through this area is part of the Sustrans cycle route and links up with the Great Central Way and Aylestone Holt Spinney. This site is ideal for picnics in the summer.
Alternative access to the site is via Needham Avenue and Parsons Drive. Parking and access are available at Glen Parva Parish Council offices.
This 7.5kilometre route will take you from Houghton to Gaulby, taking in some beautiful sights in South Leicestershire
This riverside site was opened to commemorate the Queen's Silver Jubilee. There is a small car park and dog bins. The site has a wheelchair friendly gate but there is no hard surface around the site. Please note that Jubilee Park is also a flood plain, and as a result, it can get very muddy.
Enjoy this 4 kilometre walk which will take you from Kibworth to the lovely village of Smeeton Westerby and back to Kibworth
This circular walk around Market Harborough is an accessible route for pushchairs and wheelchairs. You can also pop into one of the town's independent shops.
The hard-surfaced path leads through mature woodland into meadows. The Osiers also has a stream and pond.
This site can be accessed from Watergate lane, The Hilton Hotel and Narborough Road South leading to the entrance to the Lubbesthorpe Road. An outdoor gym is also available.
This walk will take you the scenic route along one of Market Harborough's tow paths.
Take in the wonderful Welland Park, with its accessible paths, the river Welland and a stunning display of flowers.
This walk is made up of two small sections of a disused railway line. The south section can be accessed from Warwick Road, Spinney Holt, Avon Drive and Enderby Road. The north section access is via Station Street. There is a picnic site with views to the three arch bridge near Littlethorpe Road. This is an attractive place for wildlife in the summer.
This walkway is along a disused mineral railway line which was used for hauling granite from the quarry at Enderby. There are good views to the River Soar and Whistle Meadows. This is an attractive place for wildlife in the summer.
There are various entry points for this walk which starts from Coventry Road in Narborough and ends in Seine Lane in Enderby.
Wistow has many cross country routes which can be taken to either lengthen or shorten this walk.