Group name: Leicester & District
This group is a part of Leicestershire & Rutland Area.
Our activities include:
Short and easy walks, Family-friendly walks
Change of walk leader
Thursday 23rd Sept Moderate Walk from Lount
Please note that the leader is now Richard Smith and not as per the original programme. His contact number is 07855 669310
Our walks programme resumed with effect from week commencing 5th April.
We are currently trialling an Easy Walk Programme on Tuesday and some Thursday mornings. For further information please refer to the Walk Descriptions page on the right.
The Leicester & District Committee have agreed the following with regard to group sizes:
1. There is currently no limit to group sizes of organised Covid-19 compliant walks according to National Ramblers guidance and current government restrictions . However, some groups may limit themselves to smaller numbers.
2. The maximum size of any walking group will be at the discretion of the relevant Walk Organisers and their Walk Leaders.
Each group has set out its own Way of Working and this can be viewed on the Walk Descriptions page on the right. Please check on the relevant walk description if you have any concerns regarding group size and contact the walk leader to find out what the maximum group size is likely to be.
Booking for all walks is no longer essential although it is highly recommended that you contact the leader beforehand.
This is especially important for the Tuesday and Thursday morning walks where there is an option to stay for lunch as some pubs are requesting precise numbers in advance.
Please be aware that should the number of people turning up for a walk exceed any restrictions in place at the time and set out by the Government it will be necessary to split into smaller groups.
The calendar of walks can be viewed by following this link
If you have tried to log on to Assemble and are having trouble the most likely cause is you’ve not been recorded on Assemble yet.
To be recorded on Assemble, volunteers just need to email firstname.lastname@example.org with their role, Group/Area, and their membership number (if a member). We also ask that they copy in their chair or secretary to the email.
Alternatively, chairs and secretaries can also let us know about volunteers in their Group/Area on their behalf.
If you have a smartphone or tablet you can also view the walks programme by downloading the Ramblers App.
Visit the App Store (iPhone) or Google Play (Android phones)
Search for the app using the term ‘Ramblers’ then download the app. Go to “Sign In” and then “Log In” and put in your email and password. These should be exactly the same details as are on ‘My account’.
We successfully resumed a limited programme last summer and followed Ramblers UK guidelines to ensure that we complied with social distancing regulations and track and trace guidelines without any reports of walkers succumbing to Covid-19 as a result of taking part.
Leicester and District Ramblers is an active group with a programme offering a variety of walks to suit all levels of walkers, including short evening walks in the summer, half-day and all day walks all year round and all day walks further afield on our monthly coach rambles. For further information please see the Walk Descriptions link on the right.
If you’re new to walking or new to the area or just visiting, walking with us is a great way to explore the county including the historic geology and woodland of Charnwood Forest, the reclamation of the former mining area which is now part of the National Forest, the rolling hills of fox-hunting country and the historical battlefield sites associated with the Battle of Bosworth as well as many pretty villages, canals, rivers, disused railway lines and of course footpaths and bridleways.
So if you’ve ever wondered where that footpath sign leads to why not join us for a walk?
You don’t have to be a member initially but we would encourage you to join once you have enjoyed 3 walks with us.
We also have a Facebook page which you can view here