Leicester & District

Group name: Leicester & District

This group is a part of Leicestershire & Rutland Area.

0116 2238059
Our activities include:
Short and easy walks, Family-friendly walks


Our walks programme resumed with effect from week commencing 5th April.

We are currently trialling an Easy Walk Programme on Tuesday 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. The maximum size of any group will usually be 15 people (including the leader) although some groups may limit themselves to smaller numbers. (National Ramblers guidance allows a maximum size of 30 people.)

2. Within the above limits 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 for most walks although the precise meeting point for some walks will only be provided to those who have booked. If this applies it will be stated on the walk details.

Please be aware that should the number of people turning up for a walk exceed the current restrictions set out by the Government of 30 it will be necessary to split into smaller groups.

Due to the uncertainty regarding lifting of restrictions in the near future it is recommended that you contact the leader in advance to check the starting point and book a meal in the pub if required. 

The calendar of walks can be viewed by following this link

You can also download the current programme

For further information please read the Ramblers Covid secure guidance

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 volunteersupport@ramblers.zendesk.com 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

and an Instagram account