Well here we are into the New Year, and most of us are thinking about our summer holiday.  Or maybe we are ruminating on our New Year’s resolutions!  What about all those things you’ve always wanted to do but not got around to yet?  We’ve picked our top ten things to do in and around Leicestershire this year. This is the first in our instalment of 10 things to do, to inspire you to spend a break away in the Midlands this year.

#1 of 10 things to do in Leicestershire

Number 1 on our list is: Walk up to Old John. 

We suggest that you walk up Old John to Old John Tower, one of Leicestershire’s most famous landmarks. Old John is the name of the highest hill in Leicestershire on the edge of the Charnwood Forest and on top is an old folly – Old John Tower!

Situated in Bradgate Park it’s only a 20-30 min drive from Trinity Marinas so makes a perfect day trip from the marina if you are staying on the Ashby Canal for a few nights.

The hill on which Old John stands has the most amazing views of Leicestershire and is well worth the walk. It is 690 ft above sea level and is Leicestershire’s 2nd highest point.  The highest point in Leicestershire is Bardon Hill, which is an old volcano. As you wander through the park you’ll see lots of wildlife including the parks deer population.  A day out here makes a perfect picnicking spot for the whole family to enjoy.

Read more about this location on the Old John page on the Bradgate Park website: http://www.bradgatepark.org/about-us/old-john/

Trinity Marina boasts over 40 miles of lock free canals for you to explore all year round. Based in close proximity to the M1, M6 and M69 motorways you are in a great location if you’re moored here. Trinity Marinas host 140 berths on high quality pontoons suitable for boat length from 40ft up to 70ft.  Enquire about canal boat moorings now.