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BIG GREEN WEEK Guided Countryside Walk

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As a precursor to the Harborough Walking Festival in September, James Carpenter and George Keeping are presenting a special countryside walk as part of the Harborough BIG GREEN WEEK.

This enjoyable guided walk will include a tour of Waterloo Cottage Farm Community Garden in Great Oxendon.

From there the walk will head out along the Jurassic Way where you will stand in the footsteps of King Charles I on the morning before the Battle of Naseby.

At this point James and George will discuss some of the community driven environmental schemes, which would help to prevent future flooding in Harborough.

Then after taking in stunning views of the town, you will head back into town past the ancient, deserted village of Little Oxendon.

Guided Walk Details:

Start time: 10:00am

Start from: The Public Car Park adjacent to the Harborough Rugby Club, off Northampton Road, LE16 9HF

Distance: 5.5mls

Time taken: 3 to 3.5 hours approximately.

Cost: £7.00

More great countryside walks Coming soon

After the success and encouraging feedback from the first Walking Festival of South Leicestershire, we are holding the event again with a change of date. For 2023 it will take place for Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th September.

the festival walks

In the coming months we will post a list of this years guided walks and how you can join up and enjoy.

Supported by Harborough District Council

your guides

James Carpenter is a trained Blue Badge Tourist Guide and a member of the Institute of Tourist Guides. He has lived locally all his life. History has been his passion and with a background in farming, he has the wealth of knowledge to make your walk a thoroughly delightful experience.

George Keeping is an outdoor writer and footpaths consultant who has written and contributed to guidebooks across the Midlands. He has led guided walks in Market Harborough, and with a background in archaeology and conservation, is as fascinated with what goes on beneath the soil as he is with the wide landscapes of Harborough District above.

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Please note: All the guided walks will be led by James Carpenter MITG and assisted by George Keeping.

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