October 16, 2016
Leicester Animal Aid and PROSTaid are jointly planning to walk the Leicestershire Round on Sunday 14th May 2017. This is a fund and awareness raising event for the organisations. LFA has been approached for advice and help. We have offered advice and now seek your help. The participants will not be walking the full 100 miles but all sections will be available for them to select a bit a suit them. They have broken the Leicestershire Round into 11 manageable sections and have their own leaders for 5 sections but have asked if LFA can offer leaders for the other 6 sections. We will be offered first choice of the sections except the Shackerstone section. The sections are listed below. If you can help please contact Cindy West via Email: email@example.com or Tel: 0771 172 9830 in the first instance.
See Leicester Animal Aid website
October 14, 2016
Footpath U4 at Wykin is under threat. The path ends on what was a farm road, this has become the drive to a private house and the landowner is unwilling to acknowledge a public right to use the drive which is essential to reach Higham Lane. The Hinckley Ramblers will be collecting evidence of use so if you have or do use this path please Email: Roy Shakespeare who is collecting evidence for submitting a claim.
October 13, 2016
This Tuesday 11th October,we went over the border to Withybrook in Warwickshire. Numbers were down a bit but it was misty and out of our county.
Liz Merrall led the walk from ‘The Pheasant’. We stopped for our break alongside this misty pool near the site of the medieval village of Hopsford.
Continuing on under the railway and canal I spotted this photo opportunity of shadows emerging into the misty light
Shadows emerging into the mist
Our route took us along the Oxford Canal towpath before turning back to Withybrook down this leafy tunnel and past the other medieval village site of Upper Smite.
October 11, 2016
Changes to walks Thursday 27th October and Thursday 2nd February 2017. The online programme has been amended.
Due to a double booking by John W, Pam G and John have agreed to swap so that Pam G will lead from the Black Boy at Hungarton on Thursday 2 February instead of John as shown in the programme and John W will lead on 27 October.
John has also discovered that the Coach & Horses will not be able to accommodate the group on 27 October. The walk will therefore start from the Black Horse at Foxton. It is essentially the same walk starting at a different point on the circle.
Please contact John W (details on printed programme if you need more information)
October 4, 2016
It seems as though a small number of winter programme cards have not been delivered. I’ve had three people contact me so far, and there may be others.
Could anyone who has not received the winter programme card contact the treasurer by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 07786 967241. Regards, Dave.
August 24, 2016
We recently received an invite to attend the launch of the Notts Wolds Way. The route of 26 miles was created by our affiliates over the border, Nottinghamshire Footpaths Preservation Society. It winds it’s way around south Notts taking in the appropriate villages of Willoughby, Clipston, Normanton and Stanton (all names ending…..on the Wolds). The launch took place at the start point in Bunny Village Hall with coffee, cakes and two special launch cakes. Just short of 60 folk then set out to walk the first section of 6 miles to Willoughby, yes ….on the Wolds. The weather was hot and dry so occasional shade alongside woods or behind hedges was welcome along with the coffee stop at Wysall church.
The official launch was carried out on behalf of Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust who had sponsored the project. Also present was Jane Baines from Nottinghamshire County Council who support the route which is easy to follow with distinctive waymark arrows, in both directions. A copy of the twenty page guide book was presented to all those present see website www.nottsfps.org.uk for details of how to obtain a copy.
Jeremy Lewis from the Nottingham Post (rubbish website) joined the launch and walk and wrote an excellent two page promotional article in the Wednesday edition of the paper along with a half page of comment on the joys and benefits of walking.
An excellent event which gave the Notts Wolds Way a good start in life. It’s not far from our walking patch so give it a go.
August 17, 2016
On a beautiful summer’s day about 37 ‘Long’ and ‘Short’walkers passing near the Judith Stone approaching East Farndon. Several wheat fields had been cut since the pre-walk but luckily none had been ploughed
We had a carefully picked ‘coffee stop’ with a tree for shade . At this point we are on the Jurasic Way. If you look at the circled figures you will recognise our new twin Obstruction Secretaries- Simon and Barbara. Simon is examining a dangerous rabbit hole …..I think, while Barbara— takes notes ? The 5.8 mile walk continued on to Marston Trussell Church and across the Lubenham Hall parkland back into Lubenham. The walk was mostly in Northampton shire – noticeable for the lack of yellow posts
August 16, 2016
The latest Bardon Quarry extension path order was confirmed on 5th August 2016, and the map below shows, what we believe, to be the current situation regarding rights of way in the immediate vicinity of the quarry.
Green should be usable, red either temporarily or permanently stopped up. Blue is the temporary route of the Ivanhoe Way. Purple (now we are taxing my colour recognition) shows unaffected paths.
We think this shows the maximum disruption, and further changes will be positive. Unfortunately we were unable to obtain a safe route to Copt Oak in spite of our best efforts.
Bardon Quarry path changes
It would be nice to hope that a map could be placed at strategic points in the area.