Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

Old Humberstone (A Guided Walk in Leicester)

"Old Humberstone" is one of the Guided Walks devised and led by Colin Crosby, of Colin Crosby Heritage Tours, the well known Blue Badge Guide.

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

Humberstone is one of the villages which are now suburbs of Leicester, but where a close look will reveal clues to the old village nature. The other such villages are Belgrave, Evington, Knighton, Aylestone and Braunstone.

"Old Humberstone" starts outside St. Marys Church Humberstone, the old village's mediaeval church.

Among the points of interest to be seen on the way round are the lovely Monks Rest Gardens, where travellers would stop on their way between Leicester Abbey and Launde Abbey.

Those taking part will also have a close up view of the enigmatic Humber Stone, which for centuries has been said to bring bad luck to anybody who attempts to move it.

Dates, costs and where to meet

A place on 'Old Humberstone' costs £3.50 per person, or £2.50 if paying in advance. The guided walk begins at St. Marys Church Humberstone, and is running on:

I'm sorry, but there are no plans to run this event at present.

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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