Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

Waterside West End (A Guided Walk in Leicester)

“Waterside West End” is one of the very popular series of Waterside Walks devised and led by 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 for this walk is the Newarke Bridge in Leicester, beside the entrance to the attractive Castle Gardens.

The route goes through Castle Gardens, with a look at Leicester Castle and the Richard III statue, then over West Bridge and along the canal towpath to a point opposite the Walkers Stadium.

Then it’s along the Great Central Way, on the line of the last main line railway to be constructed in England in the 1890s, taking in the Old River Soar and the splendid new Bede Park.

Other Waterside Walks led by Colin include “Waterside Abbey Park”, “Waterside Aylestone”, “Waterside Belgrave”, “Waterside Birstall”, “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 Quorn and Barrow-upon-Soar”, “Waterside Stamford” and “Waterside West End”.

Dates, costs and where to meet

A place on 'Waterside West End' costs £5.00 per person, or £4.00 if paying in advance. The guided walk begins at Newarke Bridge, 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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