Market Harborough and District Guided Walks

Discover more about this lovely area.

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. 

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What's New For 2022

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:

Harborough to Great Bowden & back again.

Saturday October 22nd at 2.30pm 

Click for further details and booking

The Big Green Walk

In celebration of the Great Big Green Week the organisers of The Harborough Walking festival (basically George Keeping and James Carpenter) have arranged a countryside walk starting from the popular Eco Village.

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We will head out south to join the Brampton Valley Way. Then branch off before the tunnel to Great Oxendon, where we will be given a tour of the community garden (toilet facilities available). From there we follow the Jurassic Way footpath, past Little Oxendon to Prince Rupert’s view at the top of Farndon Ridge, with superb views over the town. From East Farndon we walk further west, taking in the ancient landmark ‘The Judith Stone’ and then back into town via Welland Park and the Millennium Way.

Date:  Tuesday, September 27th

Start time:  9:00am

Meeting Place: The Eco Village, St. Mary's Road

Distance:  8 miles

Grade:  Easy

Price: £7.00 per person

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.