Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

A Walk Around Castle Hill Park

The recent Festival of Leicestershire and Rutland Archaeology gave a number of opportunities to visit lesser known parts of these counties.

One such was a walk around Castle Hill Park on the edge of Leicester, led by Stefan Cabaniuk of the City Council. It was a day when I was free, so decided to take part.

This appealing country park is actually on the edge of the Beaumont Leys estate. The humps and bumps are not, as widely believed locally, of a castle but of a preceptory of the Knights Hospitaller.

We strolled as far as King William`s Bridge at Anstey, which features on my Guided Walks "Anstey" and "Anstey Bridges".

It was a good and informative afternoon.