Looking for a place to go for a walk, run or cycle?
Here you can find information about where you can walk, run and cycle in North West Leicestershire including routes and downloadable maps.
North West Leicestershire District Council:
Find more places using our places to visit page
You could also visit a nature site for a walk. Take a look at our Nature Sites page for more information.
For information on walking in our parks visit our Local parks and Outdoor Spaces page
National Forest walks and routes:
Sence Valley Forest Park - access for all
Other short, medium and long distance walks in the National Forest are available to download. They can be found along with other walks in the National Forest on their website
There is also Conkers in Moira, which has a range of outdoor atractions such as the Activity Trail and Cycle Routes
The forest is also home to the Hicks Lodge National Forest Cycling Centre, which has 1 walking trail, 1 horse riding trail, and 2 cycle trails, as well as bike hire and much more!
Sustrans: The National Cycle Network
Route 6 - Osagthorpe, Worthington, Breendon on the Hill
Route 15 - Belton, Diseworth
Route 52 - Thringstone, Whitwick, Coalville, Ravenstone, Heather
Route 63 - Moria, Oakthorpe, Measham, Newton Burgoland, Ibstock
Other walk, run and cycle routes can be found by searching the Sustrans website
Leicestershire County Council:
Use Leicestershire County Council's interactive tool to locate public footpaths in your area and more
More route maps are provided below:
Coalville cycle routes (PDF Document, 1.93 Mb).
Coalville rural (PDF Document, 4.48 Mb)
Nwl cycling map (PDF Document, 1.76 Mb)
Choose How You Move:
Coalville Strolls which includes Snibston Country Park, Hugglescote Circuit, Urban Forest Park and more
Coalville area & The National Forest including: Coalville Town and Surrounding villages, North West Leicestershire District, Swadlincote and Conkers
GPS Cycle and Walk Routes:
Visit here to see maps for the follwoing walks and use the search bar to find more near you;
Mount St Bernard Abbey
Map reading and Outdoor Adventurous Activities:
Why don't you give map reading (Outdoor Adventurous activities) a go on one of our permanently marked courses! Visit British Orienteering’s website here for free maps of the permanently mapped areas in our district including;
Sence Valley Forest Park
Snibston Country Park
Ashby Town Trail
Intrested in walk leader training?
Walk leader training will be delivered at the Council for free and each person will receive a walking kit. The contents of the training is below:
- Benefit of Walking
- Walking as a group
- Beginners walking group
- Being a walk leader, Roles/Responsibilities
- Preparation and planning
- Risk Assessments
- Good Practice
- Insurance and Paperwork
Next course: Thursday 21st Novemeber (Capacity: 9 remaining spaces)
More dates to follow.
Book is essesntial, to register your intrest please contact Georgia James on mailto:email@example.com or 01530 454735.
Last updated: Tue 22 October, 2019 @ 15:37