Walking (Half Day – Wednesday)


Activity

The walks are about 5 miles long using footpaths, bridleways, farm tracks, quiet lanes and sometimes roads and can be rather muddy so stout walking shoes/boots are essential. Stiles are an inevitable part of these walks!

Where and when

We meet at various locations, generally within a 30-40 min drive from Market Harborough, with a walk start time of 10.00 a.m. The starting point is published in the Newsletter and on the SLU3A website.

Other information

As of May 2018 there are now a few places available in this group. If you would like to join please contact me to see whether this still is the case and for any other information. If you are able to lead a walk this would be much appreciated! Most current members of the group take their turn in doing this although that isn't essential.

Contact details

Bruce White 01858 467976   email: bruceywhite@yahoo.co.uk


News

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Walking (Wednesday Half Day) – July

You’ve heard of Yorkshire’s ‘Three Peaks’, maybe even done them? Well for July’s walk on the 11th we won’t be climbing them but we’ll get good views of Tilton’s ‘Three Peaks’, namely Whatborough, Colborough and Robin-a-Tiptoe. Despite what you may think the walk is not all that hilly (honest!), mostly pasture with eight stiles. Park […]

Weds Half Day Walking

Walking (Wednesday Half Day)- May Walk Report

At last – a walk without any mud!! The preceding glorious May Day Bank Holiday weekend had worked wonders on the terrain and a gently undulating walk mainly over grassland was enjoyed by 18 members of the group. Our thanks to Ian for leading the walk from Burton Overy, via Little Stretton and King’s Norton […]

Walking (Wednesday Half Day) – May

May’s walk is on the 9th from Burton Overy and will be lead by Ian and Sharon. Please park carefully around the village and meet at The Bell for a 10.00 a.m. start. Bruce White

Weds Half Day Walking

Walking (Half Day Wednesday) – April Walk Report

Seventeen of us braved the damp, overcast conditions of Michael and Caralyn’s walk from Tugby. The recent persistant rain had left some exceedingly muddy parts which fortunately were interspersed with long grassy stretches as we made our way via Skeffington and Rolleston back to Tugby. Well actually, not ALL of us! Two of our party […]

Wednesday Half Day Walking – April

April’s walk is on the 11th, lead by Mike and Caralyn Aldwinckle, from Tugby. Please meet for the usual 10.00am start on the corner of Chapel Lane and Main Street, 100 mtrs. down from green in centre of village (close to Fox and Hounds pub). Bruce White

March Walk Report

The rather wet weather we’ve had lately manifested itself in some particularly gluey patches especially in the gateways!! Avril and Joy’s walk from Gumley to Saddington, Laughton and back to Gumley was enjoyed/endured/suffered (delete as appropriate) by the 21 of us who, at the very  least, could enjoy the wonderful views on a fine, sunny […]

Wednesday Half Day Walking – March

Joy and Avril have plotted the walk for the 14th March. Meet at the red telephone box in Gumley, after considerate parking.  The walk is approximately 5.5 miles – some mud!, several small gates, about 4 stiles and one very hard to open gate plus lovely views. Bruce White

Walking (Half Day – Wednesday) – February

February’s 5 mile, circular walk on the 14th will start from Hanging Houghton and is being led by Helen Salisbury. The route will go towards Lamport, across the Brampton Valley Way and then join the Macmillan Way. There are no stiles but be prepared for some muddy sections! Leave Market Harborough going south on the […]