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Sunday 27th October, Winster. We suggest cars leaving Lutterworth Town Hall at 8.30am as it is 1hr 20 min drive from Lutterworth via M1 & A38 (67 miles) to start the walk around 10.30am. We shall park and start the walk in the ancient village of Winster. We shall walk north towards the eastern side of Birchover and continue onto Stanton Moor where there is a trig point at 323 mtrs. The Moor is an interesting area with various relics of early man, the Nine Ladies stone circle & King Stone. We can continue on to visit the village of Stanton in Peak (pub there) and return back through the Moor and passing through the west end of Birchover to walk along the route of an Iron Age road and back to Winster.

Some members will be staying overnight at the Premier Inn, Matlock (£34.50 for double room) - rooms still available at time of writing. An additional walk is proposed for Monday 28th, possibly from Cromford Mill to Ambergate railway station with return by train to Cromford.


Sunday 3rd November, Fleckney, Parking in the free car park in Fleckney, LE8 8AJ. The walk takes good tracks and fields to Arnesby and then on to Shearsby. From Shearsby we pick up a section of the Leicester Round which takes us back to the edge of Fleckney. At this point those opting for the shorter walk can take an easy 0.5 or so track back to the start point. The longer walk heads for Saddington and on to a section of the Grand Union Canal before returning to Fleckney.


Sunday 24th November, Hicks Lodge Country Park, Parking at the Cycling Centre (£3), LE65 2UP. The walk has few stiles and passes through Moira Furnace , along the Ashby Canal and through the sites of at least three former collieries. It includes several ponds, one of which has a bird hide. The area is part of the National Forest, and once away from the old pit villages, is a fine example of restored countryside.


Sunday 1st December, Lutterworth. A leisurely walk exploring some lesser known footpaths around the Town.


Sunday ?? , Napton-on-the-Hill and Lower Shuckburgh. Recommended route from  Lutterworth: drive through Rugby and on straight through Dunchurch on the A426 towards Southam.. Continue on this road (ignore the first sign left to Napton), along the long straight and over the (canal) hump-back bridge. At the next cross-road turn left to Stockton and Napton. Continue through Stockton and on to the junction with the A425 (Southam - Daventry road). Do not cross this road to enter Napton. Instead, turn right (west toward Southam). Continue through the 30 mile/h speed limit. Just after leaving the speed limit, and before crossing the canal bridge, turn left into entrance (signposted “Industrial Estate”, which does not exist) and park.

The walk begins by climbing a small hill into Napton. After walking through Napton we climb a hill on to a ridge. After walking along the ridge, we descend a hill, affording views over adjoining countryside, down into Lower Shuckburgh. From there we cross fields to reach the canal, which we follow back to the bridge on the A425 and thence to our parked cars


Sunday  tba, Hoby, Nr. Melton Mowbray. The walk starts from Hoby at around 10.30 and goes through Frisby (ice cream available) and then Gaddesby before returning to Hoby via Brooksby. This is a pretty walk through the rolling countryside around Melton Mowbray.  We wander through Viking villages (as indicated by the ‘by’ at the end of their names). We meander over open farmland along beautifully kept footpaths and through a series of different crops. There are fewstiles but many kissing gates. We expect the walk to take around 4 hours and we shall stop for coffee and lunch.


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