AGM Saturday 24th February – new venue

January 7, 2018 by

The Elms Social Club Bushloe End, Wigston LE18 2BA

In a change to the printed walks programme the 2018 AGM will not again be at Woodhouse Eaves. The Baptist church has been a good venue for many years but the time has come to move on with an opportunity to take a different walk following the meeting.

Formal notice of the AGM with details of the venue will arrive to members by post but we offer this advance notice that the 2018 AGM will be at The Elms Social Club Bushloe End, Wigston LE18 2BA.



Summer walks Programme

January 3, 2018 by

Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to lead a walk (or two) in our summer programme. There are now only 5 weeks on each of the long and short walk calendars to fill.

It is not too late to volunteer and it we want to give everyone to opportunity to lead a walk. This also helps to spread the work load amongst the wider membership to ease the demands on the core group of regular walk leaders.

The vacancies are as follows:

Short walks: 4/4/18, 11/4/18, 25/4/18, 15/8/18, 29/8/18.

Long Walks: 25/7/18, 15/8/18, 29/8/18, 12/9/18, 26/9/18.

If you are thinking of leading a walk but are not sure about doing so, please contact us for more information.

Please E mail or telephone if you would like to lead one of the above walks.

Best wishes.

Pete and Robert

Wednesday Rambles organisers

Wednesday short walk 24/1/18

December 31, 2017 by

Ian Woods, has kindly informed us that The Bell at Burton Overy are unable to provide  their normal lunch menu for the LFA walk he is leading on 24/1/18 due to unforseen circumstances. However they will be offering a selection of sandwiches.

Can we take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy New Year.

Pete and Robert

Wednesday Rambles Organisers

Tuesday 19th December

December 20, 2017 by

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.

Riverside Park, Aylestone -Mural on wall

December 19, 2017 by

On a cold but bright morning, myself and friend Frank walked along the Grand Union Canal and then gained access to the disused Great Central railway line today.  I had read in the Leicester Mercury of a mural which had been painted legitimately onto a wall at the approach to Riverside Park.  The entrance is from Aylestone Road, just past Grace Road, signposted travelling into the city. We were surprised at the quality of the painting and its vividness.  WHY not pay a visit and see it for yourself!  

Footpath creation

December 18, 2017 by
Crich Footpath 42 at Whatstandwell station

Crich Footpath 42 at Whatstandwell station

From the minutes of the meeting of Crich Parish Council May 1895 ‘the acceptance of Revd Acraman’s offer of four feet of land across his field to provide a footpath to Whatstandwell Station and the best thanks of this Council.., to be given to Mr. Acraman for his generous gift to the Parish’.

As an ex parish council clerk I’m not surprised that the project was rather protracted, but they didn’t give up and today we can still use Crich footpath 42 from Crich Carr to Whatstandwell station. Read the full story at

Wednesday Walks Summer programme

December 17, 2017 by

Thank you to everyone who volunteered to lead a walk/s in our summer programme at our Christmas buffet on 13/12/17. We had a great response from members present.

There are now only 8 short walk vacancies to fill and 5 long walk vacancies.  The dates are as follows:

Short walks

4/4/18, 11/4/18, 25/4/18, 6/6/18, 15/8/18, 22/8/18, 29/8/18, 26/9/19.

Long Walks

25/7/18, 15/8/18, 29/8/18, 12/9/18, 26/9/18.

Please let Rob or Pete know asap (by phone or E mail) if you are able to lead one of these walks.

Pete, 01455 284985. E mail:

Rob, 01455 283728. E mail:

Many thanks.

Pete & Rob

Wednesday Rambles Organisers

Wednesday walks Christmas buffet

December 15, 2017 by

48 hardy walkers braved the ice and cold to participate in the Christmas long and short walks on 13 December. The start of their walk was made easier by a serving of mulled wine and warm mince pies to keep out the cold!

On their return to The Lodge at Brascote, they were joined by 12 other members to enjoy a fantastic hot and cold buffet followed by mouth watering puddings! A massive thank you to Anne Constable and her team of helpers for all their hard work and hospitality.

Everyone had a very enjoyable time and in the process raised £432 for LOROS.

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and happy New Year.

Pete and Robert

Wed Rambles Organisers

Tuesday Walk 12th Dec. Air Ambulance collection

December 13, 2017 by

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.

Wed 13 December Christmas walks & Buffet. Summer Walks programme

December 11, 2017 by

Following the severe weather over the weekend, Ann Constable has confirmed that the roads to The Lodge at Brascote are clear.  Ann advised that the best approach to Brascote Lane is from Newbold Verdon, as the road from the other direction is not completely clear as of today, 11/12.

Looking forward to seeing many of you there.

We now have dates for summer walks programme and we will be looking for Leaders to volunteer on the day.  please bring your diaries!

Kind regards.

Pete & Rob