Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

Waterside Glenhills (A Guided Walk in Leicester)

“Waterside Glenhills” is a delightful Guided Walk devised and led by Blue Badge Guide Colin Crosby, of Colin Crosby Heritage Tours, as part of his popular Waterside Walks series.

These strolls are an enjoyable way of soaking up some Local History.

The starting point for this walk is St. Andrews Church, Aylestone, in Middleton Street, not far from the shops in Aylestone Road, to the South of Leicester City Centre.

Part of the walk is along the Great Central Way, along the line of the much-missed Great Central Railway, the last main line to be constructed in Britain in the 1890s, and torn up in the 1960s under the Marples Axe.

On reaching Glen Parva, the walk follows an idyllic route back to Aylestone beside the River Soar and the canal, viewing an ancient packhorse bridge.

Other walks starting at St. Andrew’s Church are “Old Aylestone”, “Waterside Aylestone” and “Aylestone Meadows”.

Colin leads a number of other Waterside Walks, namely “Waterside Abbey Park”, “Waterside Aylestone”, “Waterside Belgrave”, “Waterside Birstall”, “Waterside Charnwood”, “Waterside Glen Parva”, “Waterside Hinckley”, “Waterside Leicester”, Waterside London”. “Waterside Loughborough”, “Waterside Loughborough and Barrow-upon-Soar”, “Waterside Market Harborough”, “Waterside Mountsorrel”, “Waterside Quorn and Barrow-upon-Soar”, “Waterside Thurmaston” and “Waterside West End”.

Dates, costs and where to meet

A place on 'Waterside Glenhills' costs £5.00 per person, or £4.00 if paying in advance. The guided walk begins at St. Andrews Church, Aylestone, and is running on:

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If you would like to book a place on one of these dates, please telephone Colin on (0116) 2611576 or email him at

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