Wednesday 12th December. Christmas Walks and Buffet

December 10, 2018 by

Both long and short walks start and end at Brascote.
Post Code. LE9 9LE.
Plenty of parking.
Mulled wine and Mince Pies from 9.15.
Please come and chat in the house if you aren’t able to walk.
Buffet lunch with a bucket collection for LOROS. We have raised over £1600 since 2014.
Do join us and catch up with people you haven’t seen for awhile.
Any queries.
Anne Constable phone. 07581120631


Wednesday 19th December (long walk)

December 5, 2018 by

Roger Cook has booked the Farm Park at Mountsorrel to lead a long walk on Wednesday 19th December (currently down as NO walk)
Access to the farm is only available from Main Street Mountsorrel as the quarry have now blocked the road under the railway bridge.


Buffet lunch for Tim West – Change of venue.

December 2, 2018 by

It has been necessary to change the venue for the buffet lunch to Scraptoft village hall, Scraptoft Rise, Scraptoft LE7 9TF.  There is no car park at the village hall and on street parking is the only option left.

The funeral service at the Natural burial ground, Keyham Lane East, Scraptoft LE7 9TS commences at 11.00am 0n Thursday, 13th December, 2018.  If you intend to come to the buffet lunch, can you please advise Cindy which will assist in the catering arrangements.




Tuesday Nov 27th Somerby

November 30, 2018 by

Burough HillThe 27th was a windy but oddly misty morning for Allan B’s  first leaders walk. However 28 of us were still smilling when we reached the topograph on Burough Hill. The visibility was possibly a mile but we will have to return in the summer to enjoy the views

Jim's seatAfter the coffee stop we continued on the Leicestershire Round through Rise Hill Spinney on a carpet of autumn leaves and onto The Punch Bowl. The seat at the bottom of the climb out of the Punch Bowl was erected by the late Jim Mason, an avid LFA walker. The photo above is of the only four walkers (Allan J,David,Jenny &Neil) on today’s walk, who walked with Jim. We followed the Round back to the Stilton Cheese in Somerby for lunch. Safely inside and warmed by an open fire,the rain started. Another enjoyable day well timed.

Funeral service for Tim West

November 29, 2018 by

There will be a grave side service at Scraptoft natural burial ground on Thursday, 13th December, 2018 at 11.00am.

Following the service, a buffet lunch will take place at Thurnby Memorial Hall, Main Street, Thurnby, LE7 9PN.

If you are intending to attend the service and the buffet lunch, can you please notify Cindy either by email or telephone so exact numbers can be notified to the caterers. Please refer to Winter Walks programme, back page for contact details.

Wednesday short walk 5 December 2018

November 27, 2018 by

Please note that the above walk is now starting from The Bricklayers Arms, Thornton.

Pete and Robert

Wednesday Walks Organisers

Wednesday short walk 5/12/18

November 1, 2018 by

Please note that this walk will now start from The Bricklayers Arms, Thornton.

Please ignore previous post sent 1/11 regarding the long walk on 5/12. This was incorrect.

The calendar is now showing the correct locations for both walks.

Pete & Robert
Wednesday walks organisers

Sad news concerning Tim W…

November 1, 2018 by

I heard yesterday Tim died earlier this week aged 97yrs. Those members who walked on Wednesdays and Saturdays will remember him as being a very amiable man with a very interesting history. He used to run but in advancing years found exercise through walking with our association. He served on the committee from 2004 through to 2009 and held the position of vice chairman 2007 – 2009.

Funeral arrangements will be posted on this web site once known.

The above picture was taken on the 20th July 2014 when he attended a function in his son’s garden, raising funds for his daughter-in-laws walk on the coast to coast path in support of LOROS.


Comments received from the Wilkes family on the Leicestershire Round

October 28, 2018 by

Walking part of the Leicestershire Round from Sileby to Withcote Hall. Leicestershire seems to keep the paths in very good order.  We did not like the crossing of the A46. It is true we only had to wait a few minutes for a gap but the traffic is so fast that it would be easy to misjudge especially in poor weather. A bridge should be provided. Walkers always get left out of road plans. South of the A46 there was a section which needed clearing as there was a fallen tree.

At SK 774 125 north of Somerby we were confused by the signs as one sign seemed to be pointing us to Little Dalby. We found quite a few fields where the path had been ploughed out. Often it was easy to use the headland as this was a high quality grass walking surface. However, I think that should be formalised. In other fields one had to cross the ploughed surface. This was easy enough as it had been well harrowed. However, this might put people off using the path and it also means that the crop gets more damage from walkers as it is not clear where to go. Nevertheless, despite these points, we thought the paths were very good.

Further comments on linear walks related to walkers making use of local buses.  Bus services are under threat and increased usage of them might secure many bus routes.




October 21, 2018 by

Don’t forget the Special General Meeting this Tuesday, Oct.23rd.

The Queens Head,Billesdon .1.30.