Quieter side of the very popular Bradgate Park, and very popular with local dog walkers on weekday mornings in school term time. The main entrance is on the other side of the park, but this also has a massive car park and WCs (not disabled WCs). The tower is an 18th century folly, and the logo of the park.
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Avoid the crowds via Hunts Hill car park
As a Leicester girl, I’ve spent many an hour at Bradgate Park, in fact I now teach there too, in the visitors centre. Today we paid our £3 at Hunts Hill at 3pm and headed in. No deer in sight so dogs off lead. It’s vital your dog does not chase deer; rangers can shoot to protect the deer. You can walk round the entire perimeter, more or less, with about a fifth with leads compulsory, or just wander the many paths. With Old John as a landmark you won’t get lost. There are a couple of tea rooms and a brook. It’s absolutely gorgeous at the top of Old John on a blustery day, and you can see for miles! Fantastic historic sight, and former home of Lady Jane Grey, this park was left to the people of Leicester about a 100 years ago, sadly with pitiful funding, so please pay the £3 parking with a smile.
Edited: 25th October 2020. The details of this listing may have changed, and though the Driving with Dogs team do our best to confirm the accuracy of every listing, we cannot guarantee that the details are fully up to date and accurate.