Walton is a rural village located approximately 4 miles from Lutterworth. Walton has a joined Parish with Kimcote so the population sits at just under 600 for the two villages combined.
The parish was the base for many stockingers during the 19th Century. Walton once had a church but it was defunct in about 1630. Walton still has a Baptist Chapel which is located on Chapel Lane.
Major Road Links
Walton has very easy access to the major towns and cities such as Market Harborough, Leicester, Rugby and Lutterworth. The village is located close to Jct 20 for the M1 and is also not far from the A5 and M6.
The nearest health services are located in the nearby town of Lutterworth, only 4 miles away and include:
The Wycliffe and Masharani Practices at the doctor's surgery on Gilmorton Road, LE17 4EB
The Fielding Palmer Cottage Hospital, Gilmorton Road, LE17 4DZ
Dentist’s offices and pharmacies throughout the town
Further hospital services are available in Leicester and Rugby.
Councils and Authorities
Kimcote and Walton Parish Council all of which the contact details are on their website.
The Harborough District Council.
Leicestershire County Council.
Primary schools can be found in neighbouring villages, the closest being 1Schools - Local Authority Gilmorton Chandler C OF E Primary School but also in North Kilworth, South Kilworth and Lutterworth.
The nearest secondary school is Lutterworth High, which has achieved an outstanding reputation, and the nearest upper school is Lutterworth College, which is heralded for having outstanding aspects.
Walton has a village Pub known as The Dog and Gun. The All Saints church is in the village of Kimcote and is shared with Walton.
Lutterworth which is only 4 miles away has many facilities such a library, leisure Centre and various other sporting grounds.
Culture and Events
The Kilworth House Theatre, only a few miles outside the village, stages productions at their open air theatre and other performing arts groups regularly produce shows at the venue of Lutterworth College.
Clubs and Leisure
Leisure events are regularly held by the parish council, usually in the village hall.
Plenty of clubs and other leisure events are regularly ran in some of the surrounding local villages.
While there are no sporting societies in Walton itself, many clubs are located around the village, several at the Lutterworth Leisure Centre, and further afield at the Harborough Leisure Centre in Market Harborough. Other clubs include the Lutterworth Soccer Centre, Lutterworth Rugby, Lutterworth Golf Club, Kilworth Springs Golf Club, Ullesthorpe Golf Club and the Lutterworth Cricket Club all a short distance away.