Laughton

Sunday, 16th June, 2019

Laughton > Lubenham > Foxton

Map and Elevation

Laughton map and profile

The Walk

Walk Leader: Phil Williams

Many thanks to Vickie and Rita who both helped me recce this walk. Together we managed to iron out a few errors on my part!

The start point for this walk is just outside Laughton along the unnamed road to the south of the village that leads towards Laughton Road. The road  here is rather narrow but there is plenty of room to park on the grass verge – just about where the tractor is in this picture.

Laughton walk start point

If you look closely, you can see the sign for the footpath on the right. This path leads west to the outskirts of the village and meets the road. Turn left and then left again onto another footpath. When the path forks head along the left one down to Laughton Road. Follow Laughton road as far as Bankers Hill Farm, cross Bankers Hill and descend to the canal by the bridge.

Follow the canal until you get to the bridge at Gumley Road, and turn onto the footpath to the immediate right. Continue on this path down towards Lubenham, crossing Foxton Road along the way.

Just before the path leads into Lubenham take a sharp left and head northish all the way to Foxton – via some undulations!

With luck, you’ll find yourself on Swingbridge Street. If so, turn right and head for the canal once more and follow it to Bridge 61 as by now it will be refreshment time!

Once refreshed, head towards the famous 10 Foxton Locks but turn right at the bridge and follow the footpath from there westward and cross Foxton Road. Keep in the same direction until you meet up with another road and turn left anad follow it until you find a footpath to the right.

For the last leg of this walk, take the gate to the left of the farm road and continue west through the fields past Gumley Lodge until you get back to start point.

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Swithland

Sunday, 2nd June, 2019

Swithland Wood > Swithland Reservoir > Swithland

Map and Elevation

Swithland map and elevation

The Walk

Walk Leader: Andy Collins

From the car park in Swithland Wood head north-eastish along Swithland Road and perform a bit of a zig-zag (or igam-ogam as we say in Wales) via a short footpath to Main Street. Head along Main Street towards Swithland until you reach a stile to a footpath on the left, just after a bus stop.

Follow this path towards Rushey Fields Farm past Turvey House Farm on your left and Rushall Field Farm on your right then turn left onto a restricted right of way and almost immediately right onto another footpath. This footpath leads to a section of The Leicestershire Round where you turn left and follow the Round until you reach a bridleway that takes you past Woodhouse and northeast to, and past, the Great Central Railway to the outskirts of Quorn.

Follow Chaveney Road for a short while and then head south along Mill Farm Road through Mill Farm itself until you reach the railway once again. Here you walk parallel to the railway line for a short distance and pop a left towards Swithland Reservoir for a quick coffee break and then double back over the bridge.

Head along this path, Rushey Lane, until it meets a small stream where you will find a well hidden footpath sign to the left. Follow this path into Swithland, turn left onto Main Street and take refreshment at The Griffin Inn.

Once suitably refreshed, take a right out of the pub and head along Main Street and take the footpath to the right just before the bend in the road. After a short distance, the path forks. Take the right fork and follow this path back into Swithland Woods, crossing Leicester Lane on the way. After a bit more igam-ogam head north along the footpath and back into the car park.

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Aston Flamville

Sunday, 22nd April, 2018

Aston Flamville > Sharnford > Aston Flamville

Map and Elevation

The Walk

Walk Leaders: Kathy and Tony

Head out of Aston Flamville along the Leicestershire Round. Follow this path under the motorway, through a teensy weensy bit of Hinckley, under the railway, to Burbage Common. After the common hang a right along Leicester Road and then another right along a footpath that takes you to the railway line once again. Continue on this path south-east to the roundabout over the motorway and continue in the same direction to Sharnford.

In Sharnford, there is a choice of two pubs; The Sharnford Arms or The Bricklayers. Whichever you choose, it is only a short distance from Sharnford back to Aston Flamville along the Leicestershire Round.

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Local Walk Map

A Map of some of our Local Walks

We are continually trying to improve this website and updating the content.

There is now a list of the places the Fleckney Walking Club have visited in the recent past on the right of most pages.

We have also added a map showing the location of our more recent local(ish) Sunday walks. We hope to also add our Thursday walks to the map.

Loros Twilight Walk

The annual women-only LOROS twilight walk took place on Saturday, 6th April.

Helen Morrison received this ‘Thank you’ from Loros for her fund raising efforts.

Helen would like to thank everyone who helped her to raise this money.

Launde Abbey

Sunday, 5th May 2019

Launde Abbey > Braunston-in-Rutland

Map and Elevation

The Walk

Walk Leader: Janet Earwaker.

Starting from Launde Abbey, head south along the road past the old Augustinian Priory for about three-quarters of a mile before turning left onto a bridleway. This path leads along the edge of Launde Park Wood and crosses the Leicestershire Round. A short distance after Long Wood, the path meets up with the Leighfield Way/Macmillan Way. 

Turn left and take the Leighfield Way/Macmillan Way, dropping down to the fishponds by Leigh Lodge. The path then climbs gradually past Leigh Lodge Cottages and on to Hibbitts Lodge where it joins Braunston Road. Turn left onto this narrow road and continue downhill for a while until you get to another bridleway on your right.

This path is part of the Leighfield Way and it joins up with part of the Rutland Way where you turn sharp left and head into Braunston-in-Rutland for refreshments in either the 18th century Old Plough or the 17th century Blue Ball.

Once suitably refreshed, head south out of Braunston-in-Rutland along Wood Lane. Where the road bends to the left, head straight on past the no-through-road sign. This path leads uphill to Top Windmill and then gradually downwards to Cottage Farm where it meets the road. Turn left and follow the road back to Launde Abbey.

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