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Explore your city on foot this autumn

Published on Wednesday, September 13, 2017

FREE group walks around Leicester will help people get out and about this autumn.

Organised by the Leicester Walking Project and led by friendly volunteers, the ‘Lunchtime Express’ walks start from the Clock Tower every Tuesday lunchtime. The 30-40-minute walks are at a moderate pace and take a new route through the city centre each week.

Those wishing to join the walk should meet at the Clock Tower at 12.35pm, ready for the start of the walk at 12.45pm.

The Lunchtime Express walks continue on Tuesdays until 31 October.

From Saturday 23 September, a new series of strolls gets under way in Beaumont Leys. Starting at the Beaumont Lodge shops on Astill Lodge Road at 4pm each Saturday, the hour-long walks will explore the paths and parks of Beaumont Leys. The walks – which will be at a steady pace – will continue each Saturday until 28 October.

The free walks are open to everyone, but children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Sara Coy from the Leicester Walking Project said: “Our free group walks are a great way for people to familiarise themselves with walking routes through the city, and they’re also a good opportunity to get a bit more active while meeting new people in a friendly group.

“Our walks take place regularly each week, but we may also be able to arrange new group walks in areas where there is sufficient demand. If you think an organised walk would go down well in your local community, please let us know via our website.”

More information about the autumn group walks, and a form for registering interest in having a group walk in your area, are available at

The Leicester Walking Project is run by Leicester City Council and funded by the Department for Transport.