Walking Trails

Here you will be able to download walking trails based in and around Leicester. Some you may either print them out yourself at home and others use apps available for Android or iPhone, please follow the links below.


Available on Android and iPhone

This new app lets you explore Leicester's Cultural Quarter through sounds from past and present, which are triggered as you follow trails around the area.

Sounds of the Cultural Quarter uses locative technology to deliver an original aural experience incorporating sounds from past and present that can be heard individually or as a multi-layered soundscape.

As the user explores Leicester’s Cultural Quarter with the app, specially recorded sounds are activated, re-imagining the urban history of the area and bringing it to life in a new and innovative way. 

For more information and download links click here.


Available on Android and iPhone

The Hidden Stories app is based on five new creative writing commissions inspired by the Cultural Quarter, delving deep into the untold history of Leicester’s Cultural Quarter and bringing the area to life through poetry, plays and narrative.

Hidden Stories operates via locative technology that triggers content at specific locations, connecting content with the location and history it’s exploring, and unlocking new content as the user moves around the area.

For more information and download links click here.

The White House' designed Ernest Gimson

The White House' designed Ernest Gimson


Ernest Gimson was a well know Leicester born designer, architect and maker who was an integral part of the Arts & Crafts in the late 19th Century.

Here you can find 2 Leicester based walking trails that relate to the life and work of Ernest Gimson. Both walks were written by Rowan Roenisch.

Please note that destinations 1 and 2 on Walk 1 are better accessed by car or bus as they are a way outside of the city centre.

Please use the links at the bottom of this page to download and print out the walking trails. 


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Empedia helps people enjoy and explore the East Midlands’ rich culture and heritage. This growing collection of online maps, audio tours, video and interactive guides is available for you to access and play while you are out and about, via the Empedia website or iPhone app so that you get the most out of your visit


These are direct links to the Empedia tours related to Leicester: