GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Bradgate Park

5 miles (8.3 km)

Bradgate is a very large, 830 acre park located just outside the city of Leicester. It is hugely popular, with almost a million visitors each year. At Bradgate you will find a deer park with herds of red and fallow deer, a waterside path along the pretty Cropston Reservoir and a multitude of peaceful woodland walking trails. Also of interest is the climb to Old John Tower, the highest hill inBradgate Park. The hill stands at 212 metres (696ft) high, and is a prominent landmark across Leicester and Leicestershire.
The route below is designed for walkers but cycling is allowed along the tarmac Carriageway within Bradgate Park and along bridleways in the nearby Swithland Woods.
Bradgate is also historically significant as the birthplace and early home of Lady Jane Grey - Queen of England for 9 days in the 16th century. In the park you can visit the ruins of Bradgate House, built some time around 1520.
To extend your walk you could follow the Leicestershire Round out of the park and visit the nearby Swithland Reservoir.
You could also follow our Charnwood Forest circular walk to Beacon Hill Country Park and enjoy wonderful views from the elevated position of the park.

Bradgate Country Park Postcode

LE6 0HE - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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