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


Guided Walks list January 2020




Walk Leader



Thurs 2nd January 10.30am

Health Walk

Mountsorrel Community Cafe, The Green, M'Sorrel, LE12 7AF

Neighbourhood Development Officer

A 2 to 3 mile walk around the village. Everyone welcome to stop for a chat in the cafe post walk.


Weds 8th January 08.30am

Walkie Talkie Wednesday

Newtown Linford Car Park, Bradgate Park, Newtown Linford, LE6 0HB

Leslie Singleton & Active Charnwood

Networking with a healthy twist. A walk around the Park for around an hour, followed by time to chat in the cafe. Booking required

Free - but £3 for parking at Bradgate Park

Weds 8th January 11.00am

Charnwood Action Group

Rothley Library, M'Sorrel Lane, Rothley, LE7 7PS

Emma & Mary

An inclusive walk of up to 2 miles suitable for all.


Thurs 9th January 10.00am

Cropston Reservoir Walk

Hallgates car park, Bradgate Park, Cropston, LE7 7HQ

John Mumford

A circuit of Cropston Reservoir via Cropston and the back of Bradgate Park. Around 4 miles.

Free - but £3 for parking at Bradgate Park.

Thurs 16th January 10.30am

Health Walk

Mountsorrel Community Cafe, The Green, M'Sorrel, LE12 7AF

Gorse Covert Health Walks team.

A 2 to 3 mile walk around the village. Everyone welcome to stop for a chat in the cafe post walk.


Friday 17th January 10.00am

David's Bus pass walks

B&Q, Belton Road, Loughborough, LE11 5XS

David Bentley

A 5 mile walk along the canal to Barrow 'slabs' and Quorn taking the bus back to Loughborough