Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

Waterside Quorn and Barrow-upon-Soar (A Guided Walk in Quorn)

“Waterside Quorn and Barrow-upon-Soar” is a popular Guided Walk in the Waterside Walks series devised and led by the well-known Blue Badge Guide Colin Crosby, of Colin Crosby Heritage Tours.

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

The starting point is Quorn Cross, in the centre of the village of Quorn, by the bus shelter on the corner of High Street and Station Road.

This delightful walk starts off by looking at the Buddon Brook, which flows down from Charnwood Forest, and continues beside the lovely River Soar.

After crossing the busy A6 on a pedestrian bridge, the route continues across The Slabs to Barrow-upon-Soar, and along the canal cut, created in the late 18th century to avoid a considerable meander of the river.

Then it’s back to Quorn, across fields, over the One Man Bridge and beside the gentle flowing river.

Colin leads another walk, looking at historical aspects of the village, which is simply called “Quorn”.

Other Waterside Walks devised and led by Colin are “Waterside Abbey Park”, “Waterside Aylestone”, “Waterside Belgrave”, “Waterside Charnwood”, “Waterside Glenhills”, “Waterside Glen Parva”, “Waterside Hinckley”, “Waterside Leicester”, “Waterside London”, “Waterside Loughborough”, “Waterside Loughborough and Barrow-upon-Soar”, “Waterside Market Harborough”, “Waterside Mountsorrel", “Waterside Thurmaston” and “Waterside West End”.

Dates, costs and where to meet

A place on 'Waterside Quorn and Barrow-upon-Soar' costs £5.00 per person, or £4.00 if paying in advance. The guided walk begins at Quorn Cross, 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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