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 has taken 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 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 overopen farmland along beautifully kept footpaths
and through a series of different crops. There are fewstiles but many kissing gates. We
expect the walk totake around 4 hours and we shall stop for coffee and lunch.