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 12th January, Keyham. Note: Travelling to Keyham: 35mins via M1 going north
of Leicester and 44 mins via the A426 and going south of Leicester. When arriving
at Keyham please park in the Village Hall car park not at The Dog & Gun car park. The
walk itself goes south towards New Ingarsby Farm, then west to Scraptoft Hill Farm
finally north back again to Keyham village. There are stiles.
Sunday 19th January, Burbage Common. Starting at the Visitor Centre, Leicester Road
(B4468) between Earl Shilton and Hinckley. There is a large free car park.
Sunday 26th January, Draycote (not reservoir). Start Point and Time: Outside the
café at Draycote reservoir. Depart at 10:15am.
Directions to the Starting Point:- Lutterworth to Rugby, then on to Dunchurch. Straight
on over the traffic lights in Dunchurch toward Southam. After about 2 miles turn
right into the reservoir site. Go to the car park (Pay and Display £4.00)
Walk route and Distance:- About 6½ miles easy walking along the short side of the
reservoir then out into Draycote village using village lanes and a disused railway
line in a loop back to the reservoir and to the start point.
Sunday 2nd February, Cotesbach. Parking adjacent to the village Church of St. Mary.
A walk over the rolling pastures around the village.
Sunday 19th April , 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. Immediately
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.