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 11th August, Sherwood Forest. Driving time from Lutterworth is about 90 minutes.
Parking at the Sherwood Forest 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. We will set out from the big car
parking area on the roadside outside Dobbie’s Garden centre at Harlestone Heath,
not far past Lower Harlestone on the A428 from Crick to Northampton. Searching for
Dobbie’s may bring up Wyvale as it has recently changed ownership. We shall walk
through Harlestone Firs Wood , round part of a golf course and thence field paths
to Lower Harlestone. Following is a loop of field paths, village road and churchyard
then more field paths back to the Firs and then the car park.
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.
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.