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Tuesday Walk August 8th

August 4, 2017

TRAFFIC NEWS

Because of closed roads approach Ashby Folville from South Croxton .

Note: no direct access from Twyford or Gaddesby.

Leicestershire Round (& Hound) Event

May 19, 2017

Two local charities, Leicester Animal Aid and PROST aid, combined to organise a fund raising event based on walking the Leicestershire Round. It was not only for raising money but to promote walking for health.  The idea was to break the ‘Round’ into eleven reasonably equal sections and entrants to get sponsorship to walk one section of their choice with or without their dog. Thus the event title of Round and Hound.

We , the L.F.A. who created the ‘Round’, were approached for our advice and possible help in leading the walks. Cindy West our Secretary and others, liaised with the two charities over a period of time, culminating in a well organised event on Sunday May 14th. The event was publicised on Radio Leicester and gave our President, Brian Jenkinson, the opportunity to promote the L.F.A. in general and the new ‘Round’ book in particular. The charities also featured and thanked the L.F.A. in their literature

On the day the weather was mostly sunny but for the Foxton to Bruntingthorpe group at least, a short hailstorm near the end could have been done without. I think drowned rats was mentioned.  Organisers, Leaders and participants  are to be congratulated on a job well done. Who knows ,it may be repeated.

 

A Group at Bradgate

The Start From Foxton including  Dave  Daines ,Jenny Thompson and Rick Satchwell of LFA

We wish to thank all our volunteers for  their time and effort which was not just on the day. So thanks to Tom Brooks & Anne Constable, Robert Hancock & Pete Chaplin, Nigel Bedford & John Millward, Dave Williams & Bob Wade, Rick Satchwell & Dave Daines. If anyone has been missed please accept our apologies. One L.F.A. member, Jenny Thompson, entered and raised over £200  but we don’t know the total for the event yet.

 

Change to Thursday June 15th Walk

May 14, 2017

Please note:  the June 15th  walk is now from the Griffin Inn, Swithland. Leader Brian Rowlinson.

( This was Ian Smarts from Clipston)

 

New Edition Leicestershire Round Book

April 24, 2017

By now many of you will have been shown the new edition of the Leicestershire Round book if you have been on recent walks. Based on the earlier editions, Ken Brockway, our Webmaster, has updated the route where necessary and modernised the whole appearance of the book with O.S. 1:25000 maps and colour photographs. It has retained some sketches and all the historical and local information of the earlier editions. I am sure you will agree with me that it is a classic modern walking book and Ken  is to be congratulated.

It will be available at several commercial outlets but  is  available from the LFA via your walk organisers.

New video – Well Dressing Walk 2000

March 26, 2017

A trip down memory lane

Derbyshire walk with Ted Guy from Monsall Dale via Ashton in the Water.

Some walkers you may know or remember- Chris Ambrose,  Elsie Dodge, Ted Guy, Arthur Hopson, Sid & Pat Marsden, David & Chris Potterton, Ann Biddle, Jackie Barker, Rosemary& Allan Jordan, Warren Curteis, Di Chapman and Ian Parker.

Steve Ludlam

March 20, 2017

Tuesday walkers will be sad to hear that Steve Ludlam has died.

Steve and Vera were ever present, energetic, Tuesday walkers for over a decade until about 2 years ago, when his health limited his ability.  Some LFA weekend break walkers will also have known him.

Our thoughts are with Vera.

Tuesday Christmas Lunch

December 18, 2016
Jennt Thompson

Jenny Thompson

On December 13th we had a short walk before 54 LFA members sat down to a Christmas lunch at The Shires at Peatling Magna.

Christmas hats and jumpers ( some hand made)  were the order of the day. Judging by the noise everyone enjoyed the occasion.

We made a presentation to thank  Jenny Thompson who has retired after 10 years as Tuesday Walks Organiser and voluntary ‘Welfare  Officer’, but will continue walking.  Our thanks Rick Satchwell has taken over the Organiser role.

Merry Christmas to everyone.

Neil B

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A Tuesday Walk in Warwickshire

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.

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Continuing on under the railway and canal I spotted this photo opportunity of shadows emerging into the misty  light

Shadows emerging into the mist

Shadows emerging into the mist

 

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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.

 

Tuesday 16th Lubenham

August 17, 2016

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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

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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

Tuesday 5th of July,Manton.

July 6, 2016
Above Rutland Water

Above Rutland Water

Judy & David Smith lead the 28 walkers today from The Horse & Jockey. After a bit of a grey start the weather quickly improved to a fine summer’s day.As we went East from Manton we passed through the nature reserve for which Judy had aquired special permission. After this we turned south east uphill, with fine views behind us over Rutland Water.Can you spot the 7,yes 7, octogenarians in the photo. That speaks volumes for the benefits of walking.

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We then passed this impressive Osprey sculpture and carried on to the small, very attractive stone village of Lyndon.

A corner in Lyndon

A corner in Lyndon

The Gates of Lyndon Hall

The Gates of Lyndon Hall

 

Our route took us south west past the impressive Hall then downhill to the river Chater and uphill to Wing. To return to Manton we went north west to recross the Chater and uphill to finish. The cold pints on a hot day were much appreciated as was the walk.