Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

Mountsorrel (A Guided Walk in Mountsorrel)

“Mountsorrel” is a Guided Walk devised and led by the well known Blue Badge Guide Colin Crosby, of Colin Crosby Heritage Tours, who organises walks and Coach Trips throughout the year.

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

The walk starts at Stonehurst Farm, on the old A6 road in the Northern half of the village.

Mountsorrel is a historic village which was formerly a market town, situated between the volcanic rocks of Charnwood Forest on the West and the River Soar on the East.

It has been famous since Roman times for the quality of its pinkish purplish granite, and also for the Butter Cross in the old Market Place in the centre of the village.

On the hill overlooking the village was formerly a Norman castle, which was demolished on the orders of the king centuries ago.

Colin will, during the course of the walk, point out many places of interest, including the Butter Cross, the 1860 Bridge, the lovely Village Green, the canal lock and several pieces of sculpture dotted around the streets.

Colin also leads Guided Walks around neighbouring villages, including Barrow-upon-Soar, Quorn, Rothley and Woodhouse Eaves, as well as the very popular “Waterside Mountsorrel”.

Dates, costs and where to meet

A place on 'Mountsorrel' costs £5.00 per person, or £4.00 if paying in advance. The guided walk begins at Stonehurst Farm, 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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