Can you tell that we’re looking forward to spring and summer time yet? With the colder weather seemingly behind us, it’s time to look forward to sunnier days and being out in the great outdoors.

outdoor activityLuckily, Market Harborough has a whole host of outdoor activities to keep you and the family entertained. Here are some of our favourites:

Foxton Locks

Foxton Locks always makes out ‘best activities lists’. That’s because the footpath around the waterway is accessible to the public all year round. The site has the longest and steepest staircase locks in the UK and is surrounded by Leicestershire’s beautiful countryside. Watch colourful narrowboats work their way around this unique waterways whilst enjoying lunch at a picnic spot or at one of the many pubs.


Less than two miles from our hotel is one of the finest golf venues in Leicestershire and Northamptonshire. Market Harborough Golf Club has an exciting 18-hole course that is open to non-members. Don’t worry if you’re relatively new to golf either, the club is welcoming to everyone, golfers and non-golfers alike.

Walking routes

Sometimes the best outdoor activity is the simplest. Get your walking boots on and get exploring your surroundings. Whether you want to look at the rich heritage in Market Harborough’s town centre or breathe in the fresh air of the beautiful countryside, the choice is yours. Here are some of the best short walking routes in Market Harborough.

Wistow Maze

If you’re visiting Market Harborough between July and September, Wistow Maze is a must. The giant eight-acre maze has a ginormous three miles of pathways including bridges and towers. Add to that a café, garden centre and numerous shops, Wistow is a great summer’s day out for the family.


Always wanted the chance to get hands-on with amazing birds of prey? At Bird on the Hand, you can fly, handle and feed owls, falcons, hawks, buzzards and eagles. Remember to take your camera!

Running and cycling events

If you’re lucky, you might have timed your trip to Market Harborough with one of Race Harborough’s running or cycling events. Take a look at their events here. If you’re taking part in an event, you’ll get a 15% discount on your Friday, Saturday and Sunday accommodation booking with us.

Hotel in Market Harborough

After a day exploring the great outdoors, you’ll want a comfy room waiting for you. If you are looking to visit Market Harborough, The Angel Hotel has a range of different sized rooms ideal for families, couples and individuals.

By booking a hotel in the centre of the town, visitors can are close to the town’s buzz and don’t have far to venture. To book a room, visit here or call our reception on 01858 462 702.