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, 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.
Friday 22nd March, The Red Lion, Huncote. Skittles evening, Arrive at approx. 7.00pm,
Play until approx. 8.00pm, Have the food 8.00 to 8.30pm buffet style. Price £8.50
Menu:- Steak Pie, Faggots, Shepherds Pie, ,or Sausages. All served with chips,
mashed potato, mushy peas. Vegetarian options available.
Sunday 24th March, Wistow Rural Centre. Start from the Centre at 10.00. The walk
is easy over level ground. There are some stiles.
Sunday 31st March, Napton-on-the-Hill and Lower Shuckburgh. Parking on A425 - drive
through Rugby and Dunchurch towards Southam. Ignore first signpost to Napton. Contimue
towards Southam along long straight, over canal hump-backed bridge to next crossroad
signposted to Stockton and Napton. Turn left and continue towards Napton until reaching
crossroad junction with A425. Turn right towards Southam and continue for 0.5 mile,
through 30 mph limit. Just after leaving limit, and before canal bridge, turn left
into “Napton Industrial Estate”; this is an unfinished junction to nowhere and affords
parking room for several cars, OS coordinates SP45840, BNG61875. Distance from Lutterworth
is 19 miles. The walk itself takes in some canal towpath, much level fields and two
hills, one a long steady climb to a ridge (but don’t worry, total elevation gain
is only about 70 metres over a long distance) and a short, sharp climb into Napton
towards the end. There are many kissing gates and only five stiles to negotiate.
May 17th to 19th, 2019, Malvern Walking Weekend. There are currently vacancies at
the Wetherspoons Foley Arms Hotel, Great Malvern – cost for 2 nights: from £145.35,
3 nights from £185.35 for a double room. There is a restaurant attached to the hotel.
There are a variety of other accommodation options in the area but we are planning
to have a group meal at Wetherspoons on the Saturday evening.
We are hoping to offer a short walk on Friday afternoon, with a longer walk on Saturday
and Sunday, but will plan for an earlier finish on the Sunday for those who wish
to return home. We will decide nearer the time about a planned walk on the Monday
for those staying over. Please let the organisers know if you are interested and
also, when you have booked accommodation, as it is helpful when planning the walks,
etc. If you would like more information about the weekend please do not hesitate
to get in touch with Anita or Val.