Walk Leicester Festival: 28 April - 31st May

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Walk Leicester Festival: 28 April - 31st May

Come and increase your active travel and physical activity!

About This Campaign

Walk Leicester Festival launches on Sunday 28th April 2019 and runs throughout the whole month of May, to celebrate walking in the city and the fantastic benefits you can gain from increasing your active travel and physical activity.

There are so many exciting events taking place and everyone is invited to join us for the Walk Leicester Festival, no matter your level of fitness or ability. The festival is a showcase of all Leicester has to offer on foot – most sights and attractions are within a short stroll of the city centre, so people are encouraged to walk to the events. Walks will take place all around the city, including streets, parks and waterways.

All walks are free of charge and may require pre-booking via Eventbrite.
Here is a full list of events taking place for the Walk Leicester Festival:

Discover Leicester's History

Wednesday 8 May
12.30pm – 1.30pm

Meet at Jubilee Square. Booking is essential.
Walk on the Wild Side: Ellis Meadows

Thursday 9 May
10am – 11.30am

Meet at Abbey Pumping Station. Booking is essential.

Outdoor gym demonstration with warm up walk: Victoria Park

Thursday 9 May
5.30pm – 6.20pm

Meet at the outdoor gym at Victoria Park. Booking is essential.
A walk to REMEMBER

Saturday 11 May
1.30pm – 3pm

Meet at All Saints Church, High Cross Street. Booking is essential.
Leicester City Football Club:

Foxes Walk

Tuesday 14 May
7pm – 8.30pm

Meet at the Fan Store at King Power Stadium. Booking is essential – email trust@lcfc.co.uk and quote 'Foxes Walk'.
Wake Up and Smell the Coffee!

Thursday 16 May
12.30pm – 1.30pm

Meet at the Thomas Cook Statue, near Leicester Railway Station. Booking is essential.
Walking Sports Festival

Friday 17 May
10.30am – 12pm

The Morningside Arena, Charter Street. See more here.

Roman Trail

Saturday 18 May
2pm – 4pm

Meet at St Nicholas Church. Booking is essential.
Discover Leicester's Culture

Monday 20 May
12.30pm – 1.30pm

Meet at Town Hall Square. Booking is essential.
Happy Shoes Day

Tuesday 21 May
All day

Find out all about it here.

Open Streets: Arts and Crafts

Sunday 26 May
12.45pm – 4pm

New Market Square
Funky Feet and Wacky Wheels

Wednesday 29 May
11am – 1pm

Meet at The Oval, Abbey Park. Visit Eventbrite for further details.
From Belgrave Road to the

Golden Mile

Thursday 30 May
7pm – 8pm

Meet at the statue of Mahatma Gandhi, on the corner of Belgrave Road and Donaldson Road. Booking is essential.
DMU's Medieval and Modern Campus

Friday 31 May

11am – 12pm Medieval Tour
1pm – 2pm Modern Tour

Meet outside Leicester Castle for Medieval Tour. Booking is essential.

Meet outside Campus Centre for the Modern Tour. Booking is essential.

Stay up to date on all things #WalkLeicester on Facebook and Twitter too!

More Information: http://www.choosehowyoumove.co.uk/walkleicester/

Supporting Documents:

walk-leicester-festival-2019-leaflet.pdf (PDF, 10.2 Mb)

walk-leicester-poster.pdf (PDF, 2.8 Mb)

walk-leicester-festival-2019-leaflet1.pdf (PDF, 10.2 Mb)

walk-leicester-poster1.pdf (PDF, 2.8 Mb)


  • Melton LSA
    Active Oadby and Wigston
    Active Rutland
    Active Hinckley and Bosworth
  • Active Partnerships
    Charnwood LSA
    Blaby LSA
    Active Leicester
  • Harborough LSA
    Leicestershire County Council
    Sport England
    Equality Standard


  • Equality Standard
  • Charnwood LSA
    Active Oadby and Wigston
    Sport England
  • Active Rutland
    Active Leicester
  • Harborough LSA
    Blaby LSA
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Melton LSA
  • Active Partnerships
    Active Hinckley and Bosworth