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Lutterworth Ramblers

HOUSEKEEPING & INFORMATION

 

 

FORTHCOMING WALKS

 

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

 

Sunday 15th December, “Mince Pie walk”, Bradgate Park. Start time of the walk at Hall Gates Car Park, Bradgate Park is around 10.15am. Around 5 mile Leisurely walk involves a hilly circuit of Bradgate Park and a brief visit to the visitor centre to check out if they have Venison on sale, then back to the car park for mince pies & refreshments, and finally a short loop through Swithland back to the car park. Anyone coming on the walk should bring a cup and a small contribution of Christmas goodies if possible.

 

Sunday 22nd December, Watermead Park. Parking in the car park adjacent to the A46 between Syston and Wanlip, £2.50. The entrance to Watermead Park is accessed from Wanlip Road, Syston, near the Hope & Anchor Pub, LE7 !PB. The walk itself is on good footpaths and tracks, and involves no stiles.

 

Sunday 29th December, Draycote Reservoir. A leisurely post-Christmas stroll around the reservoir to blow away the cobwebs!  There are normally many varieties of birds to see here. Parking on-site for a fee.

 

Sunday 5th January, Normanton Le Heath.

 

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.

 

Newsletter & Walks Information