Leicester & District Ramblers – Walk Descriptions

Our Walk Descriptions

Saturday Morning

These moderate (5 – 6.5 miles) walks occur regularly. They are circular and start at 10am prompt from the location listed in the calendar. If you haven’t been on one of these before then please phone the leader (details on the calendar) to let them know you’ll be there. Mike Gale (0116 224 0949) is the organiser.

Saturday All Day

Saturday walks meet, for purposes of car sharing, at Grafton Place, Burleys Way, opposite St. Margarets Bus Station. See calendar for meeting time and place.

Note: Saturday walks tend to be longer and faster than others, intended for the fitter, more experienced walker, or those wishing to improve their level of fitness. The walk may not have been pre-walked, so distance shown is approximate.

Sunday Coach Rambles

A good day out with a pub stop, choice of three walks (strenuous, moderate and unhurried), and a meal before you come home. Note that John Rhodes is the organiser and individual walk leaders are not named in the online walks calendar.

Coach rambles leave at 8am prompt. The coach picks up on Narborough Road outside the Premier Inn (corner of Narborough Road and Braunstone Lane East). Parking is available by kind permission of the Premier Inn in their car park at the rear of the hotel (entrance in Braunstone Lane East). There is an additional early City Centre pick-up point at the bus stop on the corner of St Nicholas Circle / Castle Street.

There is a choice of three walks – approximate distances: A Walk: 12-14 miles B walk : 10-12 miles C walk: 8 – 9 miles.

An optional meal is arranged before the return journey home. Bring a drink and a packed lunch. You can change into boots during a toilet stop on the outward journey. The coach fare varies half-yearly and is payable in advance. Cheques should be made payable to “L.R.C.A” and sent to the Coach Secretary, John Rhodes, from whom further information and booking details are available (Tel 0116 240 2077) – advance booking is essential.

Sunday All Day

Moderately paced rambles of 10 – 12 miles with a mid-day stop at a pub. Contact the leader or Brian Jeffs on 0116 2778452 for further information.

Sunday walks meet for the purpose of car sharing at Grafton Place (Burleys Way) (see map at top)opposite St Margaret’s Bus Station and leave prompt at 10.00am. People needing lifts from Grafton Place to the walk venue MUST contact the Walk Leader by Friday evening.

The walks start from the parish church in each village unless listed otherwise: please show consideration to locals when parking. Bring a packed lunch.

Car sharing is strongly encouraged. Drivers calling at Grafton Place to pick up ramblers appreciate voluntary contributions made by passengers. As a guide, 10p a mile is considered reasonable to cover costs. This suggested voluntary contribution (SVCA) is listed in the walk description.

Tuesday morning

These are short walks (5.5 to 6.5 miles) which start at 10 am from the venue specified. At the end of the walk an optional lunch is arranged at a local pub. See calendar for details.

Wednesday Evening

A leisurely walk between 4 and 5 miles, ending at a pub for optional socialising. Especially suitable for beginners to rambling, and to family groups.

Please note that all walks start at 7.00 pm. Contact Dave Bell (0116 233 4681) for more details.

Thursday Morning

These are short walks (5.5 to 6.5 miles) which start at 10 am from the venue specified. At the end of the walk an optional lunch is arranged at a local pub. See calendar for details.

Thursday Long

These may start before 10:00am and finish at about 3:30pm and are an an alternative to the short walks. They are about 10 miles (16km) long. A pub stop about halfway round will be arranged for an optional lunch, otherwise bring sandwiches.

Telephone the walk leader listed in the walk programme for full details of car sharing, pickup, venue, start time, distance, lunch stop and expected finishing time, or telephone John Jackson on (0116) 2865735.