Sunday 21st January, South Croxton. Park in School Lane opposite The Golden Fleece
Pub, LE7 3RL. The route goes S.E. along the Queniborough Brook passing Baggrave Hall
continuing to the furthest point by Lowesby Village church. Return on "Midshires
Saturday 27th January, Ramblers Area AGM, 09.15 at St Peters Church Centre, Glenfield.
Speaker will be Peter Tyldesley of Bradgate Park. Afterwards there will be a short
walk commencing at 13.30 - bring a packed lunch if you wish to participate. The new
website address for the Area is www.leicsra.org.uk.
Sunday 28th January, Hungarton. Park at Village Hall. This will be a circular walk
incorporating Queenby Hall, Lowesby Hall and Baggrave Hall.
Sunday 11th February, Cottesbrooke (park opposite the church). This is a long but
easy walk in the pleasant Northamptonshire countryside. The walk includes stretches
of the Brompton Valley Way and MacMillan Way. The walk begins with a long but gentle
incline after which it is devoid of any real steep bits, there are very few stiles.
Should be relatively mud free.
Sunday 25th February, Hartshill Hayes Country Park (near Nuneaton). Postcode for
car park is CV10 0TH, daily fee is £2. The walk includes tracks, fields, woodland
and canal towpath. There are no stiles, but a few hills, giving lovely views. Cafe
in car park may be open.
Sunday 11th March, Markfield. The walk starts in Markfield Village and passes through
Stanton under Bardon and Fieldhead.
Friday 11th to Sunday 13th May 2018 - Spring Walking Weekend, Minehead, Somerset.
Distance from Lutterworth is around 170 miles with travel time around 3.5 hours.
The proposed base is the Premier Inn, Minehead, which has a Brewers Fayre attached.
This is a new hotel and those intending to participate should book as soon as possible
to avoid price rises. In addition to the room rates, chargeable on-site parking is
available at £4 per night.
The proposed walking programme is a walk on Friday pm, then day walks Saturday and
Sunday, with locations likely to be the Quantocks, Exmoor and/or Southwest Coastal
Anyone wishing to offer to lead a walk should send details to Julie Nelson, the Walks
Coordinator (see Contacts page for details)
After each walk, the walk leader is requested to send names of all participants to
Nenette Scrivener (see Contacts page for details)
Our recent committee meeting covered the following areas:
Walk Leader and map reading Training remains available (free, but bring your own
lunch). Just contact our chairperson.
A First-aid training course is to be arranged (Anita 07885 518 388)
A Committee vacancy still exists for: Minutes Secretary.
Four evening walks are proposed during the summer: one per month May/June/July/August.
Distance about 5miles, from 6.30 until 8pm with a meal to follow. Please let Julie
know if you are willing to lead one of these walks
We have shared several walks with the Hinckley Group, and this is proposed to continue.
The Hinckley programme can be viewed on www.hinckleyramblers.org.uk.
See Contacts page for other useful website addresses.