Walk Leader and map reading Training remains available (free, but bring your own
lunch). Just contact Anita(see Contacts page for details).
Anyone wishing to offer to lead a walk please send details to Milton Scott, Walk
Programme Secretary : Julie Nelson will remain the contact for full walk details
and publication of the Newsletter (precis of which will appear on this website).
Milton’s and Julie’s contact details are on the Contacts Page.
Peter Berry is trialling the role of Footpath Secretary; please report any footpath
problems to him (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)
A Committee vacancy still exists for Minutes Secretary.
The Hinckley Group programme can be viewed on www.hinckleyramblers.org.uk. See Contacts
page for other useful website addresses.
Sunday 14th July, Cannock Chase, Staffs Starting point - The Glacial Boulder car
park. - Enter Brocton village and take the Chase Road out of the village. The car
park is on this road. Brocton is approx. 75mins from Lutterworth. There are few stiles.
Toilet & Ice Cream stops en route.
Sunday 21st July, Fermyn Country Park, Northants. We will walk a bit of the Livedon
Way starting at Fermyn Woods Country Park at about 10.15, The easiest route from
Lutterworth is to take the A14 and then turn left at Junction 12 (A6116). Fermyn
Woods is about 4 miles up the A6116 on the right hand side of the road (brown sign)
Journey time 30-40 min. The walk is nominally level, there are no stiles and the
terrain is good. The countryside is pretty with fields, woods and some good open
Sunday 27th July, Hoby, Nr. Melton Mowbray. The walk starts from Hoby at around
10.30 and goes through Frisby 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 (the ‘by’ at the end of their names indicates that these
places once ‘belonged’ to a Viking by that same name). The post office at Frisby
sells ice cream. We meander overopen farmland along beautifully kept footpaths
and through a series of different crops. There are a fewstiles and many kissing gates. We
expect the walk totake around 4 hours and we shall stopp for coffee and lunch.
Sunday 11th August, Sherwood Forest. Driving time from Lutterworth is about 90 minutes.
Parking in the Visitor Centre. The walk has the option of being reduced to 9 miles.
It takes in Rufford Country Park , which has a country house, a ruined 12th Century
Abbey and a Sculpture Park.
Sunday 18th August, Upper Harlestone, Northants. Parking in the car park by the Garden
Sunday 22nd September, 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.