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 15th September, Withybrook. There is a parking area on Overstone Road at the
junction with Featherbed Lane. There is official parking for at least 8 cars. The
walk is leisurely with only 4 or 5 stiles. It may be advisable to wear long trousers
as the footpaths are not very well maintained,.indeed one farm (Manor Farm) seems
to be actively discouraging walkers and we may need to bypass it and finish the walk
along the road. That said, it is a pleasant walk and by September 15th the brambles
and nettles may have died down a little!
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 29th September, Fleckney, Parking in the free car park in Fleckney, LE8 8AJ.
The walk takes good tracks and fields to Arnesby and then on to Shearsby. From Shearsby
we pick up a section of the Leicester Round which takes us back to the edge of Fleckney.
At this point those opting for the shorter walk can take an easy 0.5 or so track
back to the start point. The longer walk heads for Saddington and on to a section
of the Grand Union Canal before returning to Fleckney.
Sunday 13th October. Welford Reservoir car park - on road between Welford and Naseby.
This is an easy walk taking in some new footpaths that to my knowledge we have not
walked before. The walk takes us through the Hemplow Hills and along a stretch
of the Grand Union canal. Wonderful views and charming countryside. Refreshments
can be had at "The Wharf Inn" at the end of the walk.
Sunday 27th October, Winster. We suggest cars leaving Lutterworth Town Hall at 8.30am
as it is 1hr 20 min drive from Lutterworth via M1 & A38 (67 miles) to start the walk
around 10.30am. We shall park and start the walk in the ancient village of Winster.
We shall walk north towards the eastern side of Birchover and continue onto Stanton
Moor where there is a trig point at 323 mtrs. The Moor is an interesting area with
various relics of early man, the Nine Ladies stone circle & King Stone. We can continue
on to visit the village of Stanton in Peak (pub there) and return back through the
Moor and passing through the west end of Birchover to walk along the route of an
Iron Age road and back to Winster.
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.