Leicestershire Round at Thirty

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Yes folk have been walking the Leicestershire Round for 30 years and to celebrate a party was held at the beautiful Bradgate Park ruins in perfect weather on Tuesday 3rd September 2013. The Tuesday group walkers came en masse, in a pause on their walk from badgers Sett, and a group of about 30 joined Brian for a 6 mile walk via Woodhouse as advertised by flyers and by notices on Radio Leicester arranged by LCC’s Andrew Poole.

LFA Chairman Chris Merrill and County Council Chairman, with chain of Office, Rosita Page

LFA Chairman Chris Merrill and County Council Chairman, with chain of Office, Rosita Page

Speeches were made by the chairman of the County Council, praising the work of LFA in producing the Round and by LFA chairman, Chris Merrill, giving the history of the progress of the Round’s first 30 years in conjunction with the county council’s
rights of way department. Both speakers, praised the beautiful Leicestershire countryside, and the best waymarked paths, with cheers of agreement from the audience of over 100 people!

The cheering crowd at Bradgate Park

The cheering crowd at Bradgate Park

Praise was given to Jim, for his work in waymarking and maintaining the whole route for so many years and mention was made of our current scheme of wardening the route.

Leicestershire Round at 30 celebration cake

Leicestershire Round at 30 celebration cake

The excellently decorated cake was cut by Judy and helpers and at least 100 portions were devoured, with great pleasure.

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