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Explorer WALX

Price: £3.50

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WALX Leicester East

Walk Description:


This Explorer walk around Watermead Park will give you the chance to see what wildlife the park has to offer. With plenty of waterfowl on the lakes and river, there may be the opportunity to spot some familiar and less common visitors to the area.

Meet in the Watermead Park South car park accessed by car from Alderton Close, off the A607 Melton Road, LE4 7RN. All day parking costs £2.50

Pace: Steady, to suit the group. Walking poles are not required to take part in this activity, but can be used by those who have earned their Freedom Passport to increase their energy output!

Terrain: This is a mixed terrain venue. Most paths are tarmac or gravel, but we are likely to walk off the main paths on to the fields or through the woodlands which could get muddy.

Clothing: Please come prepared for the weather on the day. We recommend you wear layers to keep you warm, and avoid wearing jeans as these are cold if they get wet, and can chafe. A waterproof outer layer is preferred in wet weather. Trainers or boots with a good grip are the best footwear. The grass may be wet and the paths muddy. Pumps, wellies and slip-on shoes are not suitable. 

Refreshments are not available at this park, please bring your own food and drink for the walk. Public Toilets are available, but may be subject to COVID-19 restrictions. The Car Boot Cafe will be in attendance after the walk serving a selection of warm drinks and cake for a small contribution to cover the cost! 

Elevation: The park is flat, but we may take in the view from the top of the Mammoth Mound.

When joining us we ask you to read and agree to these safety measures:

We aim to be respectful towards members of the public and reassure them of our safe practices. Please bring a small backpack or bum bag with water and a snack if required. Participants are required to register and complete an online health questionnaire in advance. If you feel unwell between booking and joining the class, we ask you to err on the side of caution and cancel your booking. You will be re-credited, and can rebook for a future date or a refund can be issued.

If you have any questions, please use the contact details to get in touch.