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

You can link to a Google Calendar of our walks at this link

Tues and Thurs Short Walks “Way of Working” and Walk Program, 1st December 2020 onwards

Tues/Thurs Morning Short Walkers

Way of Working: The Way of Working complies with current Government Regulations and Ramblers UK Guidelines. Ramblers UK is recognised by the UK Government as a “Sporting Group” and has specific exemptions which are detailed on the Ramblers UK Website https://www.ramblers.org.uk.

  • Walkers will contact the Walk Leader to book their place on the walk by email or if absolutely necessary by phone/messaging.
  • The Walk Leader will confirm place, start time 1000hrs and location eg Pub Name or Car Park Location.
  • Booking Closure 1000hrs on the day before the Walk. Regular Walkers should ideally book their place during a walk “one to one” with the Walk Leader.
  • Tuesday and Thursday L&D Ramblers Short Walkers will walk in groups of 6. One Walk Leader plus another Walk Leader seconded on the day will lead two Groups of 6 separated by at least 50M. If more than 12 Walkers wish to walk, a second Walk Leader who will have participated in the “Recce” will lead a Second Walk Group. Enabling the Tuesday and Thursday Walk Leader to accommodate a maximum of 24 walkers.
  • Walks will generally start in a Public Car Park/Space or Pub Car Park. The decision to drink or eat at a pub after the walk is entirely at the discretion of the individual. Pub Car Parks if used will have given approval for Walkers to use their Private Car Park whether or not walkers eat or drink at the Pub. Walk Leaders are advised to avoid small village pubs with small car parks that might provoke confrontation with local people. On arrival at the Car Park Walkers will be directed in their car to their Walk Group.
  • Please maintain a very generous Social Distance of at least 50 M between Walk Groups at the start/finish in the car park, during the walk and at the coffee break. Pubs now require Walkers to enter the Pub in their Groups Maximum Six, for each Group to Register individually on the Covid 19 Scheme and for Groups to ideally sit apart but certainly not to mingle or chat when inside the Pub/Hotel.
  • All Walkers must register themselves on to the Group Walk Register/Risk Assessment, declare their contact telephone/mobile number and if available their Ramblers UK Membership No prior to starting the Walk. Hence there may be up to 4 Walk Registers completed on any day. At the start of the walk the Walk Leader must always reference the Risk Assessment placing specific emphasis on the Risks of Walking during the Coronavirus Pandemic especially when Leicestershire is placed in Tier 3 Very High Alert Level and identify any specific hazards eg major roads, slip and trips, stiles and animals etc.
  • If you have any questions please contact Tony Richards, L&D Ramblers, Interim Short Walk Co-ordinator by E-Mail tony-ruth.richards@ntlworld.com or Mob No 07768 558824

You can link to a Google Calendar of our walks at this link

If you are interested in joining one of our Sunday long walks, you are advised to take a look at our group's Facebook page for the latest information.  Places must be booked beforehand and only those booking will be given the start location. A phone number and membership number if appropriate must be provided when booking. The situation will be reviewed on a weekly basis.

The FACEBOOK link is here 

You can link to a Google Calendar of our walks at this link