Bradgate Park

A big Thank You! to Declan Mullan for sharing this fantastic traffic-free route.

Bradgate Park offers traffic-free paths for cycling and walking in an idyllic setting with abundant wildlife including deer. Discover a straight forward cycle through Bradgate Park suitable for budding cyclists of all ages and abilities.


Bradgate Park is 6 miles north-west of Leicester and 7 miles south of Loughborough.

Let’s Pedal

Cycle on a shared path with pedestrians in a traffic free environment (other than the very occasional disabled driver who is given access). Bradgate Park is mostly a flat route with very minor inclines.

Enjoy beautiful scenery and look out for the wild deer and the ruins of the former Bradgate Hall.

Route Distance

FromToDistance (Miles)Distance (Km)
Newtown LinfordNewtown Linford3.65.8


You will find refreshment stops available at:

Bradgate Park Tea Rooms in the park, plus other amenities just outside the park gates in Newtown Linford.

Deer Barn Tea Room at The Bradgate Park Visitor Centre (approximately halfway across the park).


Toilets are located at:

Bradgate Park Tea Rooms

Bradgate Park Visitor Centre

Cycle Hire available at:

None available.

Tourist information available at:

Bradgate Park Visitor Centre

How to get here

By Car

Bradgate Park is located north-west of Leicester and is accessible from the villages of Newtown Linford – 10 minutes by car from Junction 22 of the M1 on the A50 East; and Cropston on the B5330.

Look out for the brown tourist signposts.

Car Parking

Pay and Display parking available near to the cycle route at these locations:

Car ParkLocationPostcode
Newtown Linford Car ParkNewtown LinfordLE6 0HB
Hallgates Car ParkCropstonLE7 7HQ
Hunts Hill (Old John) Car ParkSharply Hill between Newtown Linford and CropstonLE6 0AH

There are marked bays in the car parks close to the Park entrance at Newtown Linford and Hallgates car parks charged at £3.00 (Monday – Friday excluding bank holidays); and £4.00 at weekends and Bank Holidays.

Please note that Blue Badge holders are not exempt from parking charges and must purchase a Pay and Display ticket. 

By Cycle

Bradgate Park is 2.2 miles from Groby which can be reached on National Cycle Network (NCN) Route 63 from Glenfield or Thornton.

By Train

Leicester or Syston.


  • Distance (miles): 3.6 (return)
  • Distance (km): 5.8 (return)
  • Start: Newtown Linford
  • Finish: Newtown Linford
  • Type: Disused railway line
  • Surface: Tarmac, gravel
  • Sat Nav: LE6 0HB


  • Car Park
  • Free Entry
  • Picnic Site
  • Refreshments
  • Toilets
  • Tourist Information
  • Cycle Hire

Cycle Hire

Cycle hire not available at this location.

Opening Times

Open all year round except for any temporary closures due to works.


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