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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.

Wed July 12th Short walk Alexton (Sweet Hedges Farm)

July 3, 2017

This walk from sweet hedges farm is part of the Leicestershire round centenary walk, unfortunately starting the the walk from sweet hedges Farm would put an extra 1.5 miles on the walk, so i`m happy to let you know that Linda L has come up with a plan to keep the walk within our usual limits.

Would walkers please please meet at Alexton village and near to the village notice board as possible, parking in the village is restricted so if you can car share that would help. Also there will be no toilets available so make sure your ablutions are sorted before the walk (This does not apply to gents). A menu will be available to enable walkers to book a lunch at Sweet Hedges Farm which we will drive to after the walk.

Roger W

Rippin Memorial Path

June 22, 2017

I trust many members will have walked the above footpath in memory of William Hercock Rippin, (born 3rd May, 1871, died 9th August, 1949).  At his death he was Chairman of our Association.  At our last committee meeting it was learned of the theft of a bronze plaque erected at the bottom of the footpath on the North Western slope of Beacon Hill had been stolen.  This was presumably for its scrap value.

The 61 acres to accommodate this footpath was donated.  An appeal by our Association raised £366.15s.11p towards the laying out of the land by the erection of a wall and planting of trees.  The official opening of this footpath took place on Saturday, 2nd May, 1953.  A special coach was used to convey members to the opening which left Humberstone Gate at 3.00pm at two shillings per head.

The bronze tablet set on a foundation block of local stone, and the memorial stone was set on that.  The picture below of the plaque was taken by Ken Brockway.  Your committee will further discuss the loss of the plaque at its next meeting on the 5th July.

Rippin plaque

 

 

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.

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

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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