Sunday, 5 May 2019
Meeting time: 8:30
Start time: 9:25
(Estimated finish time: 15:00)
Moderate 10 miles / 16.1 km
Clive Williams will lead Sunday's 10 mile walk, starting from, Manor Road, Hanging Houghton.
Starting from Hanging Houghton on the A508 we will stroll through the Northamptonshire countryside with barely a hill in sight, with good footpaths all the way, honestly it's down hill all the way.
Leaving Hanging Houghton we make our way over fields and pasture land past Lamport and a quite impressive Shortwood House and on to Mawsley village, a new village in the middle of nowhere where the builders never built the shops and school etc as agreed when planning was passed so whatever you need you
have to drive.
From Mawsley with a short road walk we again set off into the countryside and head for our lunch break at the White Horse at the village of Old. The pub bought five years ago by a local business man is now up for sale again and will probably become a community pub with the chef and other locals chipping in to prevent
the pub closing.
We leave Old after lunch for a short two and a half mile walk through the village of Scaldwell and back to Hanging Houghton.
Should the agreements not be in place and the pub not open we will reverse the walk starting at Old with lunch at the Tollmache arms at Lamport.
I will of course check on this before we leave. All clear as mud??
See you Sunday 5th May.
Hinckley Ramblers car share,
We meet each Sunday at
Lower Bond Street, car park.
In Hinckley Town Centre
To leave at 8.30 am.
The walk start time quoted on walk finder is approximated
dependant on traffic, we always leave Hinckley on the time stated.
Please contact the walk leader if travelling independently.
Grid reference: SP425940
Nearest postcode: LE10 0BP
Meeting time: 08:30
Grid reference: SP755737
Nearest postcode: NN6 9ET
Start time: 09:25
This is a circular walk
The White Horse – the original Proper Pub!
The White Horse at Old is the flagship pub of The Proper Pub Company. Purchased by a local couple in 2013, it was completely refurbished, extended and remodelled, and now boasts a 'modern rustic' bar, snug and function room, a beautiful mature south-facing garden with a patio, and unofficially the world's tallest freestanding pizza oven!
Twice a finalist in the 'Community Pub of the Year' category of the Northamptonshire Food & Drink awards, The White Horse is not only a cherished local, but also has a strong following of drinkers and diners from further afield who love the range of more unusual drinks on offer, and the seasonally updated menu with a range of signature pub classics, more refined dishes and a tempting daily specials board.
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Local walk grade: Moderate
Pace: 2.6 mph
Surroundings: Village, Farmland
Theme: Wildlife, nature, History, heritage
We are located in Leicestershire with Charnwood Forest, Bosworth Field, Bradgate Park all nearby . Further afield we also travel to the Cotswolds ,the Derbyshire Peak District and other counties.
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This is one of hundreds of Ramblers group walks for all ages and abilities every week - all led by our experienced walk leaders.
You’re welcome to join us on any of our walks to see if the Ramblers is for you. Then, once you’ve enjoyed the views, fun, exhilaration and good company, it’s just a case of becoming a member.
Do make sure you're fit enough and have the right footwear and clothing for the walk you want to do, though. You can contact the group or leader if in doubt.