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Tuesday 19th December

December 20, 2017

On a sunny morning about 30 walkers enjoyed a leaderless ramble round Bradgate Park. This has become the practice on the last Tuesday walk before Christmas as family commitments and numbers are unpredictable. Most went up to ‘Old John’ as you can see. Quite a few of us think the land on which  ‘Old John’ sits has been steadily rising over the years. Why else would we puff?.

Here’s wishing you all a Happy Christmas.

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Tuesday Walk 12th Dec. Air Ambulance collection

December 13, 2017

After an icy walk by 25 hardy members  a total of about 60 LFA members joined in a Christmas Lunch, organised by Rick, at The Shires Peatling Magna.  Festive head gear and jumpers helped make it a happy social occasion.

As usual, a collection was made for the Air Ambulance Charity with an excellent result of £130. See the Thank you receipt.

Tuesday Walk 12th December

December 11, 2017

Please note

The walk WILL take place at the normal time but modified to suit the conditions.

This is the pre – Christmas Dinner walk and those not walking should arrive at The Shires at 11.45 am

New Venue A.G.M. Preliminary Notice.

November 16, 2017

The A.G.M. will be held on Saturday, February 24th 2018 as given in the walk programme.

Contrary to the venue given in the walk programme it will be held at The Elms Social & Ex Service Club, Bushloe End, Wigston Magna, who will also supply a buffet lunch.

Formal Agenda, lunch booking forms and reports will be sent to everyone nearer the time, as usual.

 

Wanted -New Walks Co-ordinator

October 13, 2017

A Fun Advert

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.