Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

Waterside Loughborough and Barrow-upon-Soar (A Guided Walk in Loughborough)

“Waterside Loughborough and Barrow-upon-Soar” is one of the very popular Guided Walks devised and led by the well-known 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 is Charnwood Water in Loughborough, a popular and beautiful man-made reservoir to the South of the town centre, reached from Leicester Road via Beeches Road and Tuckers Road.

This is one of a series of Waterside Walks that Colin leads beside rivers and canals, around Leicestershire and also in London.

The route crosses over the Great Central Railway, and then follows fields past another man-made lake and eventually reaches the bridge over the River Soar at the pleasant village of Barrow-upon-Soar, on the edge of the Leicestershire Wolds.

Then it’s back along the Soar and the canal, usually seeing plenty of wildlife, before returning to Charnwood Water.

Among Colin’s other Waterside Walks are “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 Market Harborough”, “Waterside Mountsorrel”, “Waterside Quorn and Barrow-upon-Soar”, “Waterside Thurmaston” and “Waterside West End”.

Dates, costs and where to meet

A place on 'Waterside Loughborough and Barrow-upon-Soar' costs £5.00 per person, or £4.00 if paying in advance. The guided walk begins at Cedars Hotel, 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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