Market Harborough and District Guided Walks


Market Harborough and district may not be a natural tourist destination, but it has a lot to offer for day trips and weekend stays. 

Harborough is a lovely market town with an intriguing past. The guided walks shine a light onto its important place in our nation's history, not to mention the buildings and people who made it the town it is today.

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The Town is surrounded by many beautiful villages. The guided village walks bring to life their fascinating back stories and intriguing past.

If you are a fresh air fiend, then why not book a countryside walk or join in the Walking Festival - new for 2022 - with insights into farming, wildlife and the lost villages of Leicestershire.

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Coach tours can also be organised around the local area. Especially popular is the Naseby Battle tour.

Your Guide


James Carpenter is a trained Blue Badge Tourist Guide and a member of the Institute of Tourist Guides. James lives locally and has a wealth of knowledge to make your walk a thoroughly delightful experience.

He offers a varied range of enjoyable and entertaining guided walks in Market Harborough and the surrounding district. 

What's New For 2022

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2022 Programme of Public Guided Walks

In association with Harborough District Council, James has an extensive programme of public guided walks based around Market Harborough and Lutterworth. As well as the old favourites, there are a number of new guided walks to enjoy this year.

Check out the walks and dates in WHATS ON on the main menu.

Next walk in the programme:

The Story of Harborough - Thursday, 12th May, 7.00pm

Click for further details and booking

Harborough District Walking Festival

For 2022, James in partnership with George Keeping, has organised a Walking Festival of the Harborough District. This includes a series of seven guided countryside walks taking place over a four day period. What better way to discover more of this district, its beautiful countryside and picturesque villages, than in the capable hands of two experienced guides.  For further details and to book the walks check out WHATS ON in the main menu. 

Booking A Private Walk, Coach Tour or Talk?

If you would like to make an enquiry for a group, family party or just yourself, please click the WHATS ON tab on the main menu bar and complete the enquiry form.