The Kibworths & Smeeton Westerby 

 Guided Walk 

Kibworth Beauchamp

The village began as a settlement of serfs and labourers and ever since has had a more manufacturing background. We follow the history from those early days to the thriving community it is today.

 

Starting Point:       The parish church of St Wilfrid

Duration of Walk:  1 1/2 - 2 hours

 

 Guided Walk 

Kibworth Harcourt

Tucked away off a busy main road, with lovely houses; ancient pubs; connections with Thomas Cook and a strange little hillock! A real gem of a village.

 

Starting Point:       The parish church of St Wilfrid

Duration of Walk:  1 1/2 - 2 hours

 

 Guided Walk 

Smeeton Westerby

Here we have two settlements come together; Smeeton where the artisans and craftsmen lived and Westerby or Vesterbyr the home of the viking settlers. A place of private schools, ancient pubs, a quent victorian church and unusual alotmentsTucked away off a busy main road, with lovely houses; ancient pubs; connections with Thomas Cook and a strange little hillock! A real gem of a village.

 

Starting Point:       The King's Head car park

Duration of Walk:  1 1/2 - 2 hours

 

Other Guided Walk Options

Two Village Walk

Kibworth Beauchamp & Harcourt

Starting Point:       The parish church of St Wilfrid

Duration of Walk:  2 hours +

Kibworth Walks Starting Point

Public Guided Walks

This walk is part of the 2022 public walk programme. For details of available dates push button.

Three Village Walk

Kibworth Beauchamp, Harcourt & Smeeton Westerby

Starting Point:       The parish church of St Wilfrid

Duration of Walk:  Half day

NB: This walk includes field walking please wear appropriate footwear.

Smeeton Westerby Walk Starting Point

 Illustrated Talk 

The Kibworths & Smeeton Westerby 

'A village and its people through the whole of English history'

In 2010 the 3 villages featured in a BBC documentry by the acclaimed historian and broadcaster Michael Wood. Called 'The Story of England' Michael Wood told the history of England through the development of these facinating villages and the people who lived there.

The talk will look at the history of the three villages in relation with Michael Wood's series and find out why he picked them to tell 'The Story of England'.