Route 7 - Leicester Forest East, Thorpe Astley, Braunstone Town, Lubbesthorpe

Route 7 - Blaby District in the 20th Century


  • Glenfield
  • Kirby Fields
  • Leicester Forest East
  • Kirby Muxloe

Leaflet PDF

You can download a PDF version of the Route 7 leaflet.

You can also obtain a physical version of the leaflet. Locations TBA.

Details of the route:

Distance: 7.6 miles or 12.2 kilometres

Transport: Use on street parking in LFE or use Arriva 153 or 158 services from Leicester.

Summary: On this urban-centered walk you will see how the 20th Century and modern engineering has shaped the district - from motorways, to out-of-town shopping to the suburbanisation of Leicestershire. This walk is perfect for people who feel more comfortable walking near amenities and with plenty of places to shop or grab a drink nearby.

Further Information

This series of heritage walks have been designed to inspire walking across the District – we hope that you enjoy them. We welcome feedback and you can get in touch with us by emailing The walk uses footpaths, bridleways, permissive paths and some roads. Please respect the landowner’s property and stay on the indicated paths. Please follow the countryside code. Take care when walking on roads and follow the Highway Code for pedestrians. You are advised to use the route in conjunction with the OS map for the area. This guide has been created with funds from the European Regional Development Fund and HM Government.

Find this walk, all 12 heritage trails and more on the GoJauntly app. Simple photo guides help you navigate while nifty tips point out things of interest and places to eat.

Last updated 21 March 2022