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

Wednesday Half Day Walking – September Report

A select eleven of us set out from Knossington for an eventful walk over lovely rolling countryside with wonderful views over East Leicestershire and Rutland. The first obstacle encountered was a footbridge with an alarming lean on it. With both hands on the handrail and leaning backwards, we had to inch our way sideways over […]

Wednesday Half Day Walking – September

This month’s walk, led by Bruce, is from Knossington; about 5 mile of nicely undulating country with several stiles. Suggested parking is in Owston Road or Main Street, both pretty wide but wherever please meet for the usual 10.00 a.m. start where those two roads meet. Knossington is 19 mile from M.H. and if you […]

Wednesday Half Day Walking – August report

What should have been a beautiful walk really was spoilt somewhat by the rain. Frank and Linda’s walk around the rolling countryside of Launde and Leighfield might have started off in the dry and for five of the six mile there were even dry spells intermingled with lightish rain BUT for the last mile or […]

Wednesday Half Day Walking – August

This month’s walk, led by Linda and Frank, will start at 10.00am on Wednesday 14 August from Launde Abbey. It will be 5.6 miles across fields, wide grass paths and very quiet paved roads. There are very few stiles, but it is quite hilly, so we don’t expect to be back much before 1.00pm. There […]

Wednesday Half Day Walking – July Report

Just when you think “surely, we’ve done all the walks around here” up come Jill and Sylvia with one we haven’t! Up and down over the fields we went on our way from the pretty village of Horninghold towards Allexton where we stopped just short of the village itself for our coffee break. A brief […]

Wednesday Half Day Walking – July

July’s walk, through “rolling countryside” and lead by Sylvia and Jill, is on the 10th from Horninghold. As you enter the village from Hallaton, just past the church on your right there is a dead end road on your left where you can park (see map below). Bruce

reindeer in field

Wednesday Half Day Walking – June

On our walk on 12th June we  spotted these reindeer in the fields adjacent to the main gates at East Carlton Country Park.  Huge antlers on the deer in the foreground.  Others were moulting their winter coats.  Lots of young reindeer, too, in another field. We then went on to enjoy a dry but muddy, […]

Walking (Wednesday Half Day) – June

Enid and Maryan are leading our walk on the 12th from East Carlton Country Park taking in Wilbarston and Ashley. I’m sure you all know but there are toilets, a café and free parking there. Be booted up and ready for our usual 10:00 start. Bruce

walking boots

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 […]