Oadby & Wigston

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The Category Oadby & Wigston is a subset of Leicestershire.


The following Oadby & Wigston Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Oadby and Wigston U3A

*Brocks Hill Country Park

'Since opening in 1999, Brocks Hill Country Park has received increasing interest as a place for informal recreation and now attracts over 150,000 visitors per year ...'

*University of Leicester Botanic Garden
Size (acreage)16

'Established on its present site in Oadby in 1947. It comprises the grounds of four houses: Beaumont, Southmeade, The Knoll and Hastings, which were built early this century and are now used as student residences. The four once-separate gardens have been merged into a single entity, whose 16 acres of lovingly cultivated grounds and greenhouses, display a wide variety of features and environments ... '

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University of Leicester

Oadby and Wigston Borough Short Walks

'This booklet was produced by the Stepping Stones Project, based at Leicestershire County Council and Active Together at Oadby and Wigston Borough Council. The booklet contains 10 lunchtime walks (1hr or less) within the Borough that range from the treed avenues of the University area to the countryside on your doorstep.'

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Choose How You Move

Oadby Walks

Six short walks around and about the campus of the University of Leicester. ALERT At Review, needed to find a replacement for the original PDF referenced here.

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University of Leicester

Wigston Magna 2 Steeples Walk
Distance (miles)10

'Some fifteen years ago our Society devised a walk around Wigston. So many parishes in Leicestershire have a Parish Walk. Until recently leaflets about such walks could be picked up at libraries etc. Now they are only available on the internet. Whereas a parish may have a four to five mile walk in a rural setting here in Wigston a circular walk through the countryside would be impossible. So we trespassed into adjacent parishes to make a ten mile walk starting from St Wistan’s Church and finishing at All Saints Church.'

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Wigston Civic Society

See also

Wigston with Two Steeples DVD [Greater Wigston Historical Society]

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