Wednesday Walks summer BBQ

July 12, 2019 by

A big thank you to everyone who turned up to support our first summer BBQ at Brascote Lodge, kindly hosted by Anne and her merry band of helpers!

Over 40 people attended and enjoyed a lovely afternoon in the sunshine sitting in Anne’s beautiful garden.

£300 was raised for LOROS and the long and short walks winter programmes were populated quite quickly. There are still 5 weeks outstanding on the short walk programme and 4 on the long.

Please contact myself or Rob if you would like to lead a walk.

Thank you.

 

Pete Chaplin and Robert Hancock

Wednesday Walks Organisers

 

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Walk July 9th

July 9, 2019 by

The Tuesday walk started from the Wentworth Arms, Elmsthorpe. The route took us over the M69 to pick up footpath V29 westward. We quickly hit a series of oil seed rape fields but fortunately the path ran along the wide headlands. However the vegetation almost straight away became dense and lush as can be seen in the photo.

             Spot the footpath—–and the walker

There had been considerable growth since the pre-walk and our first mile took round about an hour so Angela had to shorten the walk. On reflection, the range of tall seeding grasses, wild flowers and teasels on the headland of about 5 fields which run alongside the M69 were impressive. This suggests a planned sowing under one of the incentive schemes.

Does anyone know if this is the case and what does it mean for footpaths?

       walkers emerging from the undergrowth

 

 

 

 

 

LFA and Children in Need

June 28, 2019 by

You may recall that last year the LFA assisted Radio Leicester in a sponsored charity walk for Children in Need. This year Rick Satchwell,  who was fully involved last year,  is giving his time to arranging and participating in a  series of circular walks for C.I.N. during the schools half term. Donations to the charity will be at the discretion of the walkers on the day.

He is asking for help in leading walks that week and his details and requirements follow.

N.B., these walks will be in addition to the walk programme that week and not to be combined.

          LFA Proposed Charity Walk in Aid of Children in Need                  October 2019

It is proposed that during the October half term school break Monday14th -Friday 18th October plus possibly Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th,that we run a charity walk programme open to the general public. This will be run in conjunction with BBC Radio Leicester.

To make this event easy to organise it is proposed that we carry out our normal 5-6 mile circular walks from pubs  around the County.

This will be an ‘Open To All’ walking event so the public will be able to attend with their children /grandchildren.

We are after volunteers to lead/backmark these walks. Could volunteers please contact me via email or telephone offering their starting venue(s), dates available, contact numbers/email address and if possible distance.

Kind Regards

Rick Satchwell

Tel. 07515 124187

Email rick.satchwell@yahoo.co.uk

 

 

Closure of footpath D10 at Houghton-on-the-Hill for limited period

June 14, 2019 by

Members may be interested to learn of the above temporary closure of this footpath on the grounds of public safety. This closure takes place on 24th June, for a maximum period of six months. This footpath commences on Uppingham Road and enters the church yard, running parallel to Main Street, Houghton on the Hill. Notice of closure published in Leicester newspaper today.

Wednesday Walkers (long and Short) Summer BBQ 3rd July 2019

June 4, 2019 by

Hello Wednesday Walkers,
A summer BBQ has been arranged on 3/7/19, kindly hosted by Anne Constable, Brascote Lodge, Brascote. The format will be similar to our Christmas function, long & short walks starting at normal times, charity fund raising and of course the filling of the winter walks programme, so please bring your diaries! Parking is available as usual. There will be summer punch type drinks and a vegetarian and a sausage bbq to keep it simple.
All we ask you to bring is a dish to share (salad or dessert), garden chairs and of course your diary!
We hope many of you are able to come and we look forward to seeing you.
Hopefully the weather is kind to us so we can sit out in the garden.
Best wishes
Pete & Rob
Wednesday Walks Organisers.

Wednesday Walkers Summer BBQ 3/7/19

May 27, 2019 by

Hello Wednesday Walkers,

A summer BBQ has been arranged on 3/7/19, kindly hosted by Anne Constable, Brascote Lodge, Brascote. The format will be similar to our Christmas function, long & short walks starting at normal times, charity fund raising and of course the filling of the winter walks programme, so please bring your diaries! Parking is available as usual.  There will be summer punch type drinks and a vegetarian and a sausage bbq to keep it simple.

All we ask you to bring is a dish to share (salad or dessert), garden chairs and of course your diary!

We hope many of you are able to come and we look forward to seeing you.

Hopefully the weather is kind to us so we can sit out in the garden.

Best wishes

Pete & Rob

Wednesday Walks Organisers

Wed Short Walk 29/5/19

May 27, 2019 by

Unfortunately the Queens Arms pub at Leire is unable to serve lunches as kitchen is closed for refurbishment. However pub will open up as normal to enable walkers to use toilets before starting the walk.
The nearest pub is the Hollybush at Ashby Parva for those who wish to have lunch afterwards. Food is served until 2:00pm.

Pete Chaplin
Wednesday Walks organiser

Changes to Saturday Programme

May 22, 2019 by

Please note that two changes have been made to the Saturday walks programme.

Saturday 25th May – This walk now starts from Hickling (not Gumley as previously advised).

Saturday 1st June – This walk now starts from Gumley (not Hickling as previously advised).

Sorry if this causes any inconvenience.

Bob.

Monday Evening Walks – 7pm Start

May 14, 2019 by

We walk about 4 to 5 miles and often have a drink in a local pub afterwards.

Everyone is welcome and we get walkers from different days of the week. Do come along.

Here is a reminder if don’t have a leaflet

All walks will start at 7:00pm

Wednesday 1st April (long Walk)

April 28, 2019 by

Wednesday long walk meeting and starting at the “Black Horse”in Aylestone. Narrow Lane. They do not have a car park but there are a few spaces on the lane which is a cul de sac. There is also a car park under the bridge which does get busy. Plus more road parking on Sanvey Lane and Marsden Lane.

Walk leader, Roland