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) – May

May’s walk on the 8th takes place before the General Meeting. Eddie and Edith are leaders for the walk from Great Bowden. Meet on the Green ready for the usual 10 o’clock start. Bruce

Walking (Wednesday Half Day) – March Report

What is it about Alec’s walks that they invariably take place during a storm!! Storm Doris last time and Storm Gareth this time. Despite the buffeting a most enjoyable walk was enjoyed by all helped by the fine views in all directions and the fact that the rain held off! The walk took us from Morcott […]

Walking (Wednesday Half Day) – April

The April walk on the 10th will be led by Ian and Sharon from the Chequers Inn in Swinford. The parking is limited in the village so please carshare where possible. We would suggest parking in nearby side streets such as Fir Tree Road (see map below). Swinford can be reached via the A4304 to […]

Walking (Wednesday Half Day) – March

The March walk on the 13th is from Morcott in Rutland and will be led by Alec. The walk is a mixture of fields and lanes with ‘hardly any stiles’ (Alec’s words not mine!). Park near the church (see street map below, postcode LE15 9DH) ready for a 10:00 start. There are many ways to […]

Walking (Wednesday Half Day) – February Report

Another bright, sunny day welcomed us as we assembled in the Wistow public car park. 21 of us set out past Wistow church, over the fields to Newton Harcourt where we stopped to admire the snowdrops in the churchyard. A trek through the village was followed by a pretty muddy footpath (I’ve know it much […]

Walking (Wednesday Half Day) – February

The walk on the 13th, led by Helen, is from Wistow. Park in the public car park next door to the Garden Centre car park (i.e. turn in just after the Garden Centre entrance). Needless to say, at this time of year, there are some quite muddy bits but most of the walk is across […]

Walking (Wednesday Half Day) – January Report

A bright, sunny Winter’s day rewarded the 18 of us who set out from Clipston for our first walk of the New Year. Fortunately, the recent dry weather and the overnight frost meant that the ground conditions were kind to us; the three horribly muddy fields we traversed whilst trialling the walk were a ‘piece […]

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Walking (Wednesday Half Day) – January

This month’s walk is on the 9th from Clipston. Meet on the Village Green ready for a 10:00 start. Parking around the green or on any of the approach roads. The route planned does have three longish seeded fields (about half mile total in length) which would be very claggy if wet so if conditions […]

Walking (Wednesday Half Day) – December Report

A big ‘Thank you’ to Frank for organising not just this month’s walk but an excellent Christmas Lunch at the Crown in Tur Langton. The walk was a figure of eight based on the village, designed in case of bad weather and/or tricky underfoot conditions. In the event neither prevailed and the 22 of us […]

Walking (Wednesday Half Day) – December

This month’s walk is on the 12th and will be lead by Frank and Linda. Meet at the Crown, Tur Langton for a 10.00 a.m. start. Park at the top end of their car park. Everyone has pre ordered and paid £5 deposit, so please bring some CASH to pay your balance as we have […]