Walking with Leicester Ramblers

Our groups help local people enjoy walking and protect the places we all love to walk. Most groups organise regular walks led by local experts – a great way to get outside, make new friends and discover how walking boosts your health and happiness. You’re very welcome to try walking with us.

Leicester Group organises a variety of walks:

  • Tuesday 4 miles and 6 miles and Thursday 6 miles Every Tuesday and Thursday mornings – 5.5-6.5 mile walks starting at 10am with optional pub lunch (restrictions permitting) We try to plan walks so that the starting points do not clash so that walkers can enjoy 2 similar length walks in the same week but from different parts of the area. We have also introduced some slightly shorter walks most Tuesdays and occasional Thursdays starting from the same point to encourage new walkers or those recovering from illness etc.
  • Thursday morning 12 miles – longer walks approximately 10 miles (slightly longer in summer) starting at 9.30am unless otherwise stated bring your own packed lunch
  • Wednesday evenings 4 miles (weekly May - July) approximately 4 miles in length starting at 7pm
  • Alternate Saturday mornings 6 miles – 5.5-6.5 mile walks starting at 10am - unfortunately currently suspended
  • Saturday All-Day Walks 14 miles (every Saturday) – longer and more strenuous walks usually outside Leicestershire
  • Sunday All-Day Walks 10 miles walks at a moderate pace starting at 10.00am
  • Sunday Afternoon Walks (1 per month June-Sept) easy walk approx. 2 hours starting at 3pm - currently suspended
  • Sunday Coach Rambles (1  per month) these walks are scheduled to resume in April 2022. Different grades of walks will be offered.

  • Dogs are not permitted on any of our walks.
  • Children accompanied by a parent or guardian are welcome.
  • All walks have morning and afternoon coffee breaks. 
  • Most full day walks usually have a lunch stop at a pub, and are not really suitable for young children, but accompanied older children are welcome.
  • All walks are open to the public, though you would be expected to join the Ramblers after taking part in three.
  • If you are new to the Ramblers, you will be welcomed on any of our walks; the coach rambles in particular are a good day out with a choice of walks, a lunch stop and an evening meal before we return home, and provide an excellent introduction to the camaraderie of our Group.
  • For most walks you can just turn up, although as starting points can be changed at short notice it is recommended that you contact the walk leader to check time and meeting point. You will also need to book a place on the coach for coach rambles when they resume.

Leicester Ramblers Code

  • Please arrive at the venue 15 minutes before the start time
  • Please do not use the pub car park if you do not intend to eat or drink
  • Try to keep up with the group.   If you have to stop or leave please inform the leader
  • When walking on roads, walk on the righthand side facing oncoming traffic.
  • Keep in single file when walking across a field of crops
  • Give animals a wide berth
  • At a junction of paths make sure that those following you are made aware of your direction
  • You are responsible for your own safety, and your actions should not endanger others
  • Leave gates as you find them, and pass the message on
  • Please take all of your litter home with you (including banana skins)
  • Please don’t eat your own food or drink on pub premises without permission.

We also hold social events from time to time - skittles evenings and curry evenings when we raise money for the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air ambulance 

Please do not hesitate to get in touch, see main page for contact details, for full information on any of our walks, or if you have any queries.