Walking – Half Day, Wednesday


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 February 2020 there are just a couple of spaces 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


Wednesday Half Day Walking – October

The walk on the 14th is from the car park behind the Market Harborough Leisure Centre i.e. outside the Rugby Club. Meet there for the usual 10.00 a.m. start. There are a dozen or so stiles and a few really steep but short hills so sticks could be useful. We will, of course, operate in […]

Wednesday Half Day Walking – September Report

Eleven of us, in two separate groups, set off from the Old School Car Park in Kibworth. Skirting around to the west of Smeeton Westerby via many fields and not many less stiles(!) we reached the Grand Union Canal. Turning to our left we followed the canal for a couple of mile, stopping for a […]

Wednesday Half Day Walking – September

The walk on the 9th is from the Old School (free) car park in Kibworth Beauchamp, well signed from the Fleckney Road. Usual start time of 10:00. Hills to be seen but not climbed(!), flying golf balls to be avoided and c10 stiles to clamber over; otherwise a pretty easy walk. If need be we’ll […]

Wednesday Half Day Walking – August Report

Several cry-offs, because of the equatorial weather we were experiencing at the time, meant that there were just seven of us who set out from the Leisure Centre Car Park for a much shorter walk than originally planned! Crossing over the Northampton Road, we then took the footpath over the barley fields, straight over the […]

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Wednesday Half Day Walking – August

Our first walk since March is on the 12th from the car park behind the Leisure Centre i.e. outside of the Rugby Club. Meet for the usual 10:00 start. We’ll split up into ‘pods’ and obey the social distance rules according to whatever Government Guidelines are in force at the time. Bruce  

Wednesday Half Day Walking – July

Having canvassed the group to see if anyone was interested in doing a trial walk of two groups of six and getting a positive response I completed a Risk Assessment Form and emailed it to everyone. Fortunately there were just twelve takers for the walk from the Leisure Centre Car Park in Market Harborough. The […]

Wednesday Half Day Walking – June

When we were allowed to use our cars we naturally abandoned walking from home (didn’t think there was anywhere else left to walk to!) and ventured a little further afield. Here’s a few pictures I’ve taken whilst out walking. See if you can guess where they are. Note: they are ALL in Leicestershire and within […]

Wednesday Half Day Walking – May

I think we’ve walked to every adjoining village of Great Bowden and Market Harborough during the last few weeks of Lockdown, each walk anything from 6 to 9 mile long. Here’s a few pictures I’ve taken en route. See if you can guess where they are. I’ll add the answers sometime on Monday 15th June. […]

Wednesday Half Day Walking – March Report

The walk from the Draughton Crossing car park on the Brampton Valley Way, took us across the fields to the bottom end of Draughton village, a steady climb up through the village past the church brought us to the entrance to Harrington Aerodrome. We traversed one of the runways across the old aerodrome before entering […]