Guided Walks in and around Charnwood 2020

The Guided Walks programme is organised by Fusion Lifestyle in partnership with Charnwood Borough Council. The programme consists of volunteer led walks for a wide range of abilities in and around Charnwood.

The brochure includes shorter Walking for Health walks, longer 'progression' walks, accessible walks, Nordic Walks and more. The majority of walks are led by a team of fantastic, friendly trained volunteer walk leaders.

Most walks are free to attend, with the exception being our 'Coach trip walks', which take you out of the Borough by coach to explore areas such as the Peak District for the day, where the charge covers the cost of coach hire.

The programme is also supported by partners including Charnwood Action Group, Walking for Health, Leicestershire & Rutland Sport, British Nordic Walking and local community venues.

We rely on volunteers to lead our walks and we run regular walk leader training courses to support existing and new walks, if you'd like to get involved please contact us on 01509 63 2535 or at

A pdf copy of the brochure for January to June 2020 will be available here in the next few days, in the meantime please find listed below January's walks which include both the regular weekly walks and one-off or monthly walks.

Weekly Health and Nordic Walks




Walk Leaders



Every Monday at 10.30am (Except bank holidays)

Shepshed health walks

Hall Croft, Shepshed, opposite Shepshed Library LE12 9AN

Shepshed Walking for Health walk leaders

Friendly and sociable walks of around an hour around the village following a variety of routes. New walkers of all abilities welcome.


Every Tuesday at 10.30am

Barrow upon Soar health walks

The Three Crowns Inn car park, Cotes Road, Barrow upon Soar, LE12 8JS

Barrow upon Soar walk leaders

Weekly walks around Barrow and the local countryside. Several walks on offer each week from 30 to 90 minutes so all abilities catered for.


Every Tuesday at 10.45am

Woodhouse Eaves health walks

Village Hall car park, Main St, Woodhouse Eaves, LE12 8RZ

Derek, David and other walk leaders

Weekly walks on a variety of routes around the local area. There are some inclines and uneven surfaces on these walks. The group stop for a drink and chat en route.


Every Wednesday at 10.30am

Gorse Covert health walks

Gorse Covert Community Centre, Maxwell Drive, Loughborough, LE11 4RZ

Gorse Covert Walking for Health Team

Two walks each week to cater for all abilities. New walkers welcome. Everyone welcome to stop for a chat in the cafe post walk


Every Thursday at 10.30am

Loughborough Town health walks

John Storer House, Ward's End, Loughborough, LE11 3HA

Loughborough Town walk leaders

A walk of around an hour following a variety of town based routes. Everyone welcome to stop in the cafe post walk. Meet inside the cafe.


Every Friday at 10.30am

Queen's Park Nordic Walking Group

Outside the Museum, Queen's Park, Granby Street, Loughborough, LE11 3DU

Ciro Finney

Nordic walk around Loughborough delivered by a trained instructor. Poles are available to borrow during the walk