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|The usual starting time of the walks is 10:00
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|Leader Phil. 10 mile Ticknall to Lount via Staunton Harold. Start Ticknall Village Hall Car Park DE73 7JX.
What 3 words: https://w3w.co/clouds.handrail.disputes grid ref SK35262407 Lunch will be at the Ferrers Arms Lount. SK35262407
|Leader: Mike Hill. Meet and park 10am at Groby Pool Car Park, Newtown Linford Ln, Groby. The nearest post code is LE6 0HG. What3words https://w3w.co/extra.dips.kick This 7 mile walk includes Bradgate park, Old John and Newtown Linford. Lunch is booked at the Stamford Arms, Groby. SK
|Leader Phil Denniff. The walk is from Cropwell Bishop to Colston Bassett taking in the derelict church of St Mary's and the Grantham Canal (6 miles)
Meet at Cropwell Bishop Sports Ground NG12 3BA. What3words is https://w3w.co/host.currently.boasted
Please note - The village hall car park has the same post code and is next to the sports ground. SK67833557
|Dave and Kate will lead a walk starting from the White Horse pub in White Horse Lane, Birstall LE4 4EF. Note - White Horse Lane is off a small one-way system and you need to approach from the south, via Church Hill.
The walk will go into Leicester through Watermead Country Park, alongside the Grand Union Canal/River Soar and past the National Space Centre into Abbey Park. After a coffee break by the Abbey ruins and statue of Cardinal Wolsey (who died there), the walk will return along the opposite bank and through some of old Belgrave. Dave and Kate are confident that their route can be done even after excessive rain. A booking has been made at the White Horse and lunches can be pre-booked before 10am. The pub toilets will also be open. SK597088
|Martyn will lead a walk starting from Charnwood Water which is situated off Tuckers Road, Loughborough, LE11 2PH and has a free car park. (The car park is further along Tuckers Road than the Post Code indicates.
The route is as flat as is possible and much is on surfaced paths. There is however a section along the towpath and through farm tracks where there will be some mud (though nothing challenging!). Our route will start with some road walking, then go along the towpath before looping back across Loughborough Moors and continuing along the canal into Loughborough. The return being via Queens Park (where there are toilets) and Burton Walks to Loughborough Cemetery and back to Charnwood Water. No lunch arrangements are being made. SK546186
Last updated 19.2.2024