Fleckney

By Phil

4 miles: This was an easy “Let’s get back into it” walk. From the car park, past the school and then anti-clockwise around Fleckney Grange, The Meadows and Lyndon Lodge Farm. We ended up in The Golden Shield – where else?!?

Laughton

By Phil

8.5 miles: My first “proper” walk as a leader. This walk can made longer or shorter quite easily (it started off as a 12 miler!). From Laughton to the canal, along the tow-path for a while, then down the map to Lubenham before heading north to Foxton and then back to Laughton.

Swithland

By Phil

8 miles: And a bit! From Swithland Wood, passing Woodhouse on your left, to the outskirts of Quarndon and then back via Swithland Reservoir, Swithland itself (and The Griffin Inn), before heading back to the car.

Aston Flamville

By Phil

8 miles: 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.

Launde Abbey

By Phil

9.5 miles: From Launde Abbey in a large anti-clockwise loop and into Braunston-in-Rutland for refreshments in either the 18th century Old Plough or the 17th century Blue Ball.

Ratby

By Phil

8 miles: The Bluebell Walk, or how get mislaid in the woods! When we finally emerged from Martinshaw Woods we headed to Newtown Linford and then down to Groby skirting the quarries. The Stamford Arms was our watering hole before heading back to the (edge of the) woods.