Christmas Buffet for Wednesday Walkers

December 6, 2019 by

Our annual buffet in aid of LOROS will be on

Wednesday 11th December at Brascote Lodge, Brascote Lane, Newbold Verdon, LE9 9LE.

Mince pies and mulled wine at the house for long walkers leaving the house at 9.45 and for short walkers leaving at 10.00. The buffet lunch will be at the house – food contributions gratefully received.

If you are unable to walk but would like to meet up with old Wednesday walking chums then do come to the house during the morning – the kettle will be on!
Parking is to the left of the house, through the gate.

Happy walking, Anne Constable

NEW START LOCATION Long Walk – Wednesday 8th January 2020

December 6, 2019 by

NEW START LOCATION
This walk will now start from:

Bell Inn,
Main Street,
GUMLEY
LE16 7RU

Walk leaders: David & Anna

Leicestershire Mud

December 4, 2019 by

I’m sure no one has escaped the mud this winter and all of us could produce photos to prove it. However, the ones below are from Kevin and Wendy’s walk from the Bulls Head,Leicester Forest West on 26th November.

Rescue Workers Happy to Get Their Boots Back On

First one person (I.D) got stuck and keen helpers then got stuck and had to step out of their ‘wellies’ and dig them out with their hands. Yuck – muddy socks.

I Think Someone’s Still Down There. Who’s Missing?

From the photographs it seems everyone had a whale of a time so if this is our new climate perhaps it could be an annual event.

Rights of way at Quenby Hall

November 27, 2019 by

Members may be aware the owners of Quenby Hall have made official application for bridleways to be altered. The notice below will explain in detail the changes sought. The map following will illustrate the changes.

You are invited to walk the proposed altered routes and if you wish to object, follow the instructions in the official notification,

Children in Need Walks

October 25, 2019 by

The walk programme organised by Rick Satchwell, with the help of fellow LFA members, took place as planned in half term week. The week unfortunately began with much rain on Monday resulting in many floods around the county on Tuesday. The rest of the week was mixed. However, quite a number of LFA members turned out to join in but the general public may have been put off by the weather and were few in number.

A Sun Dazzled Group
Tur Langton Walk

Many Thanks to Rick and the volunteer leaders Angela Geary, Anne Constable, Ashok Jethwa, Barbara Constantinou, Margaret Finnegan, Steve Frances,Val White and backmarkers, who raised over £430 for Children in Need.

Rain Stops Play

October 15, 2019 by

October 15th saw the floods out in Leicestershire. I know I wasn’t the only one not to get to the Tuesday walk at Weston by Welland. Floods before Whelam and impassable out of Whelam made it too late to get there. Apologies to the walk leader Dylis. I do hope our Children in Need walks have more luck

Wistow Church October 15th

Although the floods will have compromised any walks the day was dry and on my way home I took this peaceful view of ‘Wistow on the Water’.

Tuesday Oct. 1st. Foxton Roads Open

September 28, 2019 by

Road Closure! What Road Closure ? The previous post is now withdrawn. Road closure signs in Foxton were in the wrong place and have now been removed. Roads are normal.

Children in Need Walking Event,Oct. 14th to 18th

September 20, 2019 by

Rick Satchwell with several fellow members of the L.F.A., are giving their time to help raise funds for Children in Need by leading a series of walks during October Half Term, Oct 14th-18th. Please publicise this event and participate if you can. All the information follows.

Information For Walk Leaders

Explain to participants

The leaders are there to navigate the route using public rights of way at a suitable pace for the group.

The Backmarker must carry out a head count at the beginning and at self evident times.

Donations will be collected by the walk leader at the end of the walk. 

Adults  will be responsible for their own safety plus the supervision and safety of any children they bring.

Unaccompanied children cannot be accepted.

The LFA accepts no responsibility or liability for accident or injury to participants.

Walk leaders must  have a First Aid Kit but explain they are not qualified First Aiders.

Dogs must be kept on a short lead to avoid tripping walkers.

Wear suitable footwear, clothing and carry enough water for the walk.

Be aware of traffic when using or crossing roads.

Don’t get ahead of the leader.

Any problems to be notified to walk leader or backmarker.

Close all gates after passing through unless told otherwise.

Litter must be disposed of correctly.

Wednesday 21st August (short walk)

August 18, 2019 by

This walk is from the Bulls Head Ratby. I did the pre-walk today and found that the road from Desford to Ratby is closed till the 22nd August due to repairs at the railway crossing. There are diversion signs but these take you through Desford and then via Botcheston which is quite a long way. Would you advise walkers about this so that they can find an alternative route. Just a reminder that no toilets will be available at the start of the walk.

Roger Whittle

Long Walk – Tuesday 10th September 2019

August 15, 2019 by

John Stafford’s proposed walk from

BROOKE near Oakham, Rutland

Starting at ST. Peter’s Church in Brooke (LE15 8DE)

OS Explorer map 234 (Rutland Water) GR 850 057

Parking: I suggest taking the right fork immediately in front of the church and parking on the verge at the rear of the church.

A varied walk of approximately 11 miles going along reasonably marked footpaths (good), minor roads (OK), and one busy stretch of major Road (sorry!).

A few stiles and one significant hill (193m). Some spectacular views if fine.

We shall also be walking through the centre of Oakham to get to the Grainstore Brewery & Pub for lunch.

(Suggestion: Why not try a flight of 3 x 1/3pt tasters and a ploughman’s lunch)

John Stafford – Leader.