Please be aware that the Friends of Grace Dieu Priory are no longer able to hold paranormal events or Ghost walks, and Paranormal events organised by 3rd parties are forbidden by the Grace Dieu Priory Trust.

 

 

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If you visit the Priory, could you please take all of your litter home with you - quite a lot has been dumped since the COVID-19 lockdown unfortunately. There is a bin at the Bulls Head car park for dog litter bags.
Thank you

 

 

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Private Historical Walks can be arranged for small groups 

at a cost of £3 per adult by contacting Ann Petty 01530 831895 

 

All Priory walks meet at the Bulls Head Thringstone car park and

each walk is approximately 2 mile long and takes about 2 hours

 

*******Stay safe*******

The items in italics below are events that may take place this year - based on previous years. 

 

JANUARY 2023

Wednesday 18th Illustrated Talk Steve Woodward
(Loughborough Naturalists Club)
 An illustrated talk about his 10+ years study of Grace Dieuís wildlife
7pm Charles Booth Centre, Thringstone

MAY

 2023

National Forest Walking Festival

Please click here for 2023 brochure

      13th to 25th May  
All walks £3 per adult

 

Sunday  14th

Guided Walk

History of Grace Dieu 

3pm Bulls Head

Thursday 18th

Guided Walk

History of Grace Dieu

10am Bulls Head

Wednesday 24th 

Guided Walk

History of Grace Dieu

6pm Bulls Head

       
   

JULY

 2023

 

Festival of Archaeology

15th to 30th July

Please click here for events

All walks £3 per adult

Sunday  9th

Guided Walk

History of Grace Dieu 

3pm Bulls Head

Wednesday 26th 

Guided Walk

History of Grace Dieu

6pm Bulls Head

Saturday 29th 

OPEN DAY

12 noon to 5pm

Sunday 30th 

OPEN DAY

12 noon to 5pm

         
   

SEPTEMBER

 2023

 
         
     

Hello Heritage 2023

 

 

 
Saturday 9th

Belton &

Grace Dieu Priory Exhibition

Display boards, tombola stall,

Grace Dieu Priory finds from July

 At 2pm - Elaine Perkins as the

Cunning Medieval Woman

Queens Head

Belton car park

12noon to 5pm

         
 Sunday 10th

Belton &

Grace Dieu Priory Exhibition

Display boards, tombola stall,

Grace Dieu Priory finds from July

At 3pm - A Guided Heritage tour

of Belton

St John the Baptist Church, Belton

2pm to 5pm

         
Sunday  17th

Guided Walk

FREE History of Grace Dieu FREE

3pm Bulls Head

         

 

If you're not sure how to get to the Priory:

Brown tourist signs direct you off the A512 Loughborough - Ashby road to The Bull's Head car park LE67 8LR.

Please park at the top end, furthest away from the pub.

 

Follow the signs to the Priory, which will lake you along a path which goes under the old railway arch and turns left to go gently down the hill.

 

Just before the stream, you turn left and go under the huge railway viaduct.

 

To your left is a large disused quarry which is a dangerous area to wander into.

 

Where the path goes across the bed of the old Canal, you turn right through the gate and along the line of the canal until you reach another gate which leads you into the Priory grounds.