Tuesday long walk – 12th March,2019

February 12, 2019 by

Directions supplied by Leader who can be contacted on 0116 2750718 or 0774 964 2079.

This walk will start at The Recreation Ground, Bindley Lane(entrance next to Fordview Close, Great Glen,Leicester LE8 9FA(or LE8 9FG). From the OLDA6(London Road) turn down by St. Cuthbert’s Church. Then take the 3rd(Main Street) or 4th(Bindley Lane) road on the left. Follow the road round and then take the road(next to Fordview Close) to the Recreation Ground car park. On the OS Explorer map 233(Leicester & Hinckley) the grid reference is SP 657 982.

This ten mile walk is an undulating mix of well used paths and some road walking. It can be muddy when wet.

Lunch will be at the “Black Horse” at Houghton-on-the-Hill, or bring your own food. It isn’t the cheapest of pubs but it is the only one in the area. There are several menus but the best value appears to be “Two courses for £12”. There is also a “Walker’s Special Menu” with main courses ranging from £7.95p to £11.95p.

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Tuesday Long Walk – 12th March

February 12, 2019 by
TUESDAY LONG WALK – MARCH 12TH 2019 
We will meet for the above walk at –
The Recreation Ground
Bindley Lane (entrance next to Fordview Close)
Great Glen
Leicester
LE8 9FA (or LE8 9FG)    See Google Maps LE8 9FG
Directions:
From the OLD A6 (London Rd) turn down by St Cuthbert’s Church,
then take the 3rd  (Main St) or 4th (Bindley Lane) road on the left.
Follow the road round and then take the road (next to Fordview Close) to the Recreation Ground carpark.
On the OS Explorer Map 233 (Leicester & Hinckley) the grid reference is SP 657 982.
The 10 mile walk is an undulating mix of well used paths and some road walking. It can be muddy when wet.
Lunch will be at The Black Horse at Houghton-on-the-Hill, or bring your own food. It isn’t the cheapest of pubs but it is the only one in the area. There are several menus but the best value appears to be “Two courses for £12”. There is also a “Walker’s Special Menu” with main courses ranging from £7.95 to £11.95.
For further information please contact John Stafford on 0116 2750718 (0774 964 2079)

Huncote Parish Council

January 31, 2019 by

Huncote Parish Council have a page on their website with details and descriptions of walks from the village. Links to a great selection of resources when planning a walk, provided by Steve Crane. see https://www.huncote-pc.gov.uk/maps-of-footpathsbridleways.html

Red Lion Huncote

image © Copyright Mat Fascione and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

29th January Walk

January 30, 2019 by


Jeff’s walk was from the ever popular Plough Inn at Ratby on a cold winter day. The car park was full and several had to park in the lane. As can be seen from the photo outside Carters Rough there were 42 ( count the camera man) on the regular walk and another 10 had a shorter walk. Thanks again are due to Audrey. The main walk continued via Little John to Whittington Rough, Bondman Hays and back to The Plough. Walking is obviously alive and well for all ages and abilities.

At the Tuesday Group’s Christmas lunch we collected £118 for the Air Ambulance. Their official thanks are shown below.

Wednesday 30th January, (short walk) Grimston.

January 28, 2019 by

The Black Horse, Grimston
Please Note:
If you are planning to access Grimston via the A46 (Six Hills Road) and B676. You can ignore the ROAD CLOSED and DIVERSION signs as the right turn into Grimston village is before the Road Closure”

Thanks

Mark Wood
Walk Leader on the day as Elsa has injured her back.

LFA RAMBLES FROM 1910

January 28, 2019 by

The following ramble is from an LFA rambles pocket book published in 1910. You will be able to read its origins in the preface.

It is the first of quite a number. This first one is quite short whilst some of the others are not but  all contain many interesting historical facts and observations. Should this be of interest I will put others on the website from time to time. I hope you can enlarge the pages for a more comfortable read.

 

 

Wednesday 30th January (long walk)

January 27, 2019 by

Please note.

Wednesday 30th January (long walk)

This walk will now start from The Queens Head, Billesdon.

Not the Rose and Crown as shown in the printed program.

A radio play on the dark side of Leicestershire village life

January 26, 2019 by

Searching to find something to add to the site I found this link

http://liberalengland.blogspot.com/2016/05/a-radio-play-on-dark-side-of.html

Hallaton

Hallaton

Tuesday Walk From Glooston Jan 22nd

January 22, 2019 by

The photo shows walkers enjoying the winter sunshine in the rolling Leicestershire landscape. On the horizen is the 18th century Noseley Hall sitting in a prime location.

Although there had been a sharp overnight frost the white on the fields is not frost or snow but the bleached stubble of oil seed rape. We were again blessed with perfect winter weather but true to the weather forecast there was sleet and rain by 3 o’clock.

Wednesday 30th January (long walk)

January 21, 2019 by

Please note.

Wednesday 30th January (long walk).

This walk will now start from The Queens Head, Billesdon.

Not the Rose and Crown as shown in the printed program.