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 – March

The walk on Wednesday 11th is from Draughton Crossing car park on the Brampton Valley Way. From M.H. take the A508 towards Northampton and at Maidwell turn left at the cross roads. Follow this twisty road through the village and you’ll find the car park at the bottom of the hill on your left. Usual […]

Wednesday Half Day Walking – February Report

Seventeen of us set out on Eddie and Edith’s walk from Ashley fearing the worst after recent rain and we weren’t disappointed! The walk took us up to the 6-way Finger Post above Sutton Bassett, then down via the Stoke Albany Golf Club into the village where we admired the profusion of snowdrops by the […]

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Wednesday Half Day Walking – February

The February 12th walk led by Eddie & Edith is from Ashley. Meet for the usual 10:00 start by the church. A couple of inclines(!), a few stiles and in all probability some mud so waterproof boots and gaiters recommended. Bruce  

Wednesday Half Day Walking – January Report

Despite the likelihood of some rather tricky ground conditions, twenty one of us set out from the Village Hall in Great Oxendon, numbers no doubt swelled by the sunny weather. The walk took us over the tunnel mouth and up and down a few hills with tremendous views over towards Market Harborough before approaching Braybrooke. […]

Wednesday Half Day Walking – January 2020

The walk on Wednesday 8th January is from Great Oxendon. Park in Main Street wherever you can – if coming from Market Harborough on the A508 turn right at the cross roads signed to East Farndon. The walk will start from the Village Hall which is appproximately half way up the hill. There’s a few […]

Wednesday Half Day Walking – December Report

With the prospect of  lunch at the end of it and, as it happened,  a really nice day, a larger group than usual set off from the Hare pub at Loddington for a 4.5 mile amble over some gently undulating, pleasant Northamptonshire countryside to Cransley. Just one muddy field to negotiate on that stretch! From […]

Wednesday Half Day Walking – December

The walk on the 11th is from The Hare pub in Loddington (Northants). If you wish to stay for lunch afterwards then please be there at 10:00 to pre-order food. The walk will then start at 10:15. The walk is about 4.5 mile mainly over gently undulating pasture land, farm tracks, road (with pavement) with […]

Wednesday Half Day Walking – November Report

A glorious November day saw 16 of us set out from West Haddon on a circular walk to the lovely little village of Winwick. The Hall was admired just before we entered the village and then stopped for a coffee break where seating was available either as pictured or perched on the bridge over the […]

Wednesday Half Day Walking – November

November’s walk, on the 13th, is from West Haddon, 13 mile and a 25 min ride from Market Harborough via Clipston, Naseby and Cold Ashby. There is plenty of parking either side of the High Street. Meet by the Crown Inn, next door to the church, on the High Street. The walk is mainly over […]

Wednesday Half Day Walking – October Report

The wind was obviously behind us from Welford as we made our way over Welford and Sulby Resevoirs and along the Jurassic Way to Sibbertoft. We probably only realised this when returning via the bridleway and Shakespeare’s Avon Way as, at times, we battled against a strong wind. Not withstanding that, Avril and Joy had […]