Archive for the ‘SPECIAL NOTICES’ Category

Wednesday walk 31st May from Belton In Rutland (The Sun Inn)

May 24, 2017

Please note that the Sun Inn will not be open at any time during the day, so lunches and toilets will not be available. The walk will start from the Sun Inn as normal but if walkers require lunch then they will need to make their own arrangements after the walk.

Roger W.

wednesday April 19th long walk Sharnford

April 10, 2017

Please note that the Countryman pub has been taken over and is now called The Bricklayers.

(L) Carlton (The Gate Hangs Well) Wednesday Summer Programme 2017

March 19, 2017

Please note that the above walk has been changed, it will now start from the Bosworth Hall Hotel at Market Bosworth. Unfortunately the Gate Hangs Well pub does not provide meals at lunchtime. The summer walks calender has been updated.

Roger W

Leicestershire Map of paths has moved

February 3, 2017

We have been warned for a while that the County Council website was changing. The map of footpaths and bridleways has now moved. Links on this website have been updated. If you have the page saved as a favourite do an update now.

New site for Leicestershire County Council map of paths

I don’t like to report this but the Derbyshire County Council map of paths is better see:

Derbyshire Map of Paths the online map is good but the Def. Map has errors take care.

Staffordshire is also quite good

Staffordshire Map of paths takes a bit of practice to find your way around

Nottinghamshire does not have online mapping.

For what is available across the country see:

Take extra care at Gumley

January 20, 2017

A recent path report submitted to LCC by a member has resulted in action but in the mean time please take extra care using footpath A11 to the east side of Gumley Wood.

We reported “trip hazards on footpath A11 at SP683904.  The path has recently been fenced along the field edge and some sapling trees cut down, but the stumps are protruding some 3-6 inches above the ground, but are not clearly visible, causing a dangerous source of tripping.  One of our ladies tripped on one such stump on Wednesday and took a nasty fall (nothing broken fortunately).  They need to be dug out or cut to ground level before someone suffers serious injury.

LCC have responded. “I have to speak to the mapping office the has been unofficially diverted and enclosed by the erection of the fence. The stumps are difficult to see with the leaves on the ground and are a trip hazard. Can I ask that you make your members aware of this until we can resolve this issue.

I have served notice on the landowner to remove the obstructions as the footpath does not follow the fence line of the wooded area. It may take some time to get this resolved but I am not happy with what they have done the ground is narrow and sloping and when wet and muddy is very slippery in places.

I will let you know when this has been opened up on its Definitive Line.”

Wed Jan 25th Cossington (The Red Lion)

December 24, 2016

Please note that the pub shown on the above walk is not correct and should read (The Royal Oak) the walks programme will be amended accordingly.

Roger Whittle

Wed Jan 18th Burton On The Wolds (The Greyhound)

December 17, 2016

Yet another change to our Wednesday Programme, the above walk will now be from Wymeswold (The Three Crowns) Leaders are Ann & Owen G.

Roger Whittle

Weds Dec 21st Brascote (The Lodge LE9 9LE) Christmas Buffet.

December 13, 2016

Would walkers attending the Christmas buffet please note that the post code printed in the walks programme is incorrect and should be as shown above.

Just to let you know there is ample parking close to the Lodge and Mulled wine and mince pies will be served at 09.30hrs. The long and short walks both start from the Lodge. The Christmas buffet will be available when everyone has returned and also a collection in aid of LOROS.

Roger Whittle

Long walk Wednesday Dec 14th from Thurlaston (The Elephant & Castle)

December 1, 2016

Unfortunately the above pub is under new management and will not be open at lunch time, however the walk will still start from there, but on completion the leader Mike R has arranged to move to the Red Lion at Huncote for lunch. Meals can be ordered on arrival. Would walkers please park near the church and not on the Elephant & Castle car park.

Roger W.


Wednesday short walk Jan 4th 2017 from the Queens Head Saddington

November 29, 2016

Here we go again, yet another change to a Wednesday walk, the above walk will now be from the Black Horse at Foxton the leader being Chris M. Apparently the Queens head are having changes made to their kitchen so will not be open on the 4th of Jan. If you are a Wednesday walker reading this message could you inform other walkers of this change, as it not possible to have someone at the Queens Head on the day to redirect walkers to the Black Horse. The Calender has been updated accordingly.

Roger W.