Walk Leader and map reading Training remains available (free, but bring your own
lunch). Just contact Anita.
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 (contact details on the Contacts Page).
For insurance reasons, names of all participants on a walk are recorded.
The Hinckley Group programme can be viewed on www.hinckleyramblers.org.uk. See Contacts
page for other useful website addresses.
At present, numbers on each walk are limited to 14. It is a requirement that people
wishing to participate pre-book for the desired walk or walks. Because the numbers
are limited, if you book and subsequently find that you will not be able to participate,
then please inform the walk leader as soon as possible, potentially freeing space
for other would-be participants.
Sunday 26th September, Leire. Starting Point Leire Church LE17 5HF. A gentle walk
from Leire encompassing Dunton Bassett and Dunton Mill .
Sunday 3rd October, Gumley.Park considerately in the village and meet at the gate
in front of St Helens church in Gumley.
A very pleasant and scenic circular walk with lots of canal walking.
Sunday 10th October, Adlestrop (GL56 0YR), near Moreton in Marsh.Start at the Village
Hall in Adlestrop (GL56 0YR). Parking contribution appreciated. A delightful walk
exploring the Evenlode Valley, featuring five villages, some superb churches, a Jacobian
Manor House (NT), an Iron Age Fort and some poetry.. The scenery is as you would
expect in the Cotwolds, superb.
Sunday 17th October, AGM, Peatling Parva Village Hall. At 10:30, a short walk followed
by Soup and Pud at 12:30 and the AGM at 13:30. People contributing food please deliver
soon after 10:00. Those wishing to walk should arrive no later than 10:15; the walk
will start at 10:30 and should finish about 12:00. At 12.30 – Soup & pud to serve
yourself with rolls & butter, tea or coffee to follow. The AGM will start at 13:30
Sunday 24th October, South Kilworth. Meet opposite the pub in South Kilworth. Walk
down Welford Road to the canal. Turn right and follow the canal to Hemplow Woods.
Continue through the woods and over the hill. Walk along the drive and road to Welford.
Then back to South Kilworth over the fields. It's an easy walk along the canal with
a little hill at Hemplow.
Sunday 31st October, Stoke Dry Wood, nr Uppingham, Rutland. Meet in the main Uppingham
car park, signposted as you enter the town, opposite Choi's Chinese restaurant, LE15
9QJ, at 10am. Parking free on Sunday. A short walk takes you into the town's square
A very pleasant walk, with a few mild hills, many stiles, but stunning scenery, especially
looking over Eyebrook reservoir. Two stops, coffee and light lunch if weather permits.
John Divine, also available on 01455 285 148 and email@example.com
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, Watermead Park. The walk will be approx. 6 miles on good footpaths /
tracks. No stiles involved. Parking is at the car park adjacent to the A46, between
the villages of Syston and Wanlip. The country park’s main entrance can be accessed
from Wanlip Road, Syston, near to the Hope and Anchor pub (LE7 1PD). Parking is £2.50.
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.