Well, some of them …

This map shows the location of some of our more popular walks. The orange walkers are Sunday outings of about 8 or 9 miles, whilst the blue ones are shorter Thursday evening walks.

Hover your mouse over a walker and the location of the start of the walk will be displayed. Click on the marker and a pop-up will appear with a picture taken on that walk and a link to that walk’s page. Clicking on the image will also take you to the walk page.

Walks

In alphabetical order …

  • Arnesby

    7 miles: This local walk takes you from Fleckney to Arnesby, down to Shearsby, and back to Fleckney. Very muddy if it's been raining!

  • Aston Flamville

    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.

  • Barkby

    6 miles: This walk takes in Riverside, Beeby, Lodge Farm, and a permissive track back to Barkby and The Malt Shovel. As our leader said: “Short on stiles, but not on style”.

  • Billesdon

    6.5 miles: This walk was a circular one starting at the Market Place in Billesdon, thence towards Billesdon Coplow and back via the ancient village of Frisby.

  • Bisbrooke

    8 miles: From Bisbooke, up and over to Seaton, along to Lyddington and then up to Uppingham and a choice of pubs. Finally, a gentle stroll back to Bisbrooke.

  • Brinklow

    8 miles: From Brinklow through the castle grounds, to Hungerfield and on to Little Lawford. Change direction and head through King’s Newnham and Bretford before turnong north back to Brinklow.

  • Chapel Brampton

    8 miles: Starting at Chapel Brampton ,we walked towards Holdenby Hall, and came back via Harlestone and Church Brampton. The pub stop was at the end of the walk at The Spencer Arms in Chapel Brampton.

  • Cosby

    5 miles: Thursday walk led by the Cow Whisperer, Dave Bromley. An interesting and easy walk, even if we didn't stick to the footpaths!

  • Countesthorpe

    17 miles: Yes! 17 miles! Janet Long took two of us on a "short" walk from Fleckney! Along the canal past Newton Harcourt, past The Navigation, into South Wigston, through Blaby, down the map to Countesthorpe and then on to Kilby before returning home!

  • Dadlington

    6 miles: This walk starts at The Green in Dadlington and finishes at the village pub, the Dog & Hedgehog. The route goes via Ashby Canal towpath and Sutton Cheney Wharf to the Bosworth Battlefield.

  • Fleckney

    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?!?

  • Fleckney to Laughton

    7.5 miles: This walk starts from Fleckney, heads through Saddington, over to Laughton, touching on Gumley, and back through Saddington to Fleckney.

  • East Carlton

    7 miles: Ups and downs from East Carlton to Ashley down the map to Stoke Albany over to Wilbarston and back to East Carlton.

  • Great Glen 1

    8.5 miles: From Great Glen to Little Stretton, over to King's Norton (the long way!), down through Burton Overy and then back to Great Glen and The (Pug and) Greyhound.

  • Great Glen 2

    5.5 miles: This walk takes you from The (Pug and) Greyhound (shame!), down to the canal and along the towpath to Newton Harcourt. From there it's across the fields back to Great Glen and The (Pug and) Greyhound (hooray!).

  • Great Oxendon

    9 miles: Down (mapwise) along the Brampton Valley Way and then sharp left along Kelmarsh Road into Arthingworth. North out of Arthingworth along various pathways and into Braybrooke and The Swan. Double back out of the pub but then head northeast to the Brampton Valley Way once more and thence back into Great Oxenden.

  • Hallaton

    8.5 miles: The countryside and views around Hallaton are some of the best. Park at or near the Bewicke Arms and head out of Hallaton past the church. This route takes you through Slawston, Blaston, and Horninghold before doubling back to Hallaton.

  • Houghton-on-the-Hill

    4.5 miles: If you like to describe walks by their shape on the map, this is a lariat, or lasso. From Houghton-on-the-Hill head past Redver's Farm, hang a right to take you past Monk's Grave and bear round anti-clockwise past Old Ingarsby towards Keyham and then south back to Redver's Farm, Houghton, and the Rose and Crown.

  • Laughton

    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.

  • Launde Abbey

    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.

  • Lubenham

    4.5 miles: This Thursday walk took us clockwise from Lubenham, past Thorpe Lubenham Hall, the Judith Stone, and on to Marston Trussell and then back to Lubenham and the Coach and Horses.

  • Markfield

    7 miles: This is a walk from Markfield towards Copt Oak, thence via Ulverscroft Nature Reserve, Ulverscroft Priory ruins & Ulverscroft Mill to Newtown Linford for refreshments, returning to Markfield.

  • Marston Trussell

    6.5 miles: The latin inscription "Pereunt Et Imputantur" just below the clock face of Marston Trussell's St. Nicholas Church is translated as “They perish and are reckoned”, meaning that the hours and days perish and are reckoned to our accounts. Not a lot of people know that! Drinks were at The Red Lion in Sibbertoft.

  • Martinshaw Wood

    9 miles: Along and through Martinshaw Wood to Ratby Burroughs, around to Botcheston, back through the Burroughs to Martinshaw Farm, and back to the start via Groby.

  • Mowsley (long)

    7.5 miles: This local walk is lovely - when the weather permits! From Fleckney head through Saddington, across fields to Mowsley, across more fields through Saddington Lodge Farm and then even more fields back to Fleckney.

  • Mowsley (short)

    4.5 miles: A lovely and easy walk from Mowsley, up the map past Valley View Farm and then down the map to Laughton and finally left across the map to the Staff of Life at Mowsley.

  • Ratby

    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.

  • Rearsby

    8.5 miles: These -by endings are generally places where the Vikings settled first. The -by has passed into English as 'by-law' meaning the local law of the town or village. This figure-of-eight walk takes you from Rearsby, through Brooksby, Rotherby, Frisby, and Hoby, before looping back through Rotherby and Brooksby to Rearsby.

  • Rothwell

    9 miles: From Rothwell past Grange Farm to Desborough, then down the map to Harrington and the Tollemache Arms. Across fields back to Rothwell.

  • Swithland

    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.

  • Teeton

    8 miles: From the very small village of Teeton go up the map to Creaton, around a long muddy loop avoiding Cottesbrooke, or not, down the map to Hollowell, drinky-poos at The Chequers in Ravensthorpe, and then teeter back to Teeton.

  • The Langtons

    8.5 miles: The Langtons is always provide a good walk. Starting from Tur Langton head east to Stonton Wyville and then southeast towards Welham. The return trek takes in Thorpe Langton, East Langton and the Bell Inn, then Church Langton and back to Tur Langton.

  • Thurlaston

    7.5 miles: Lovely evening walk taking in open fields, roadways, a fly-tip site, a bathtub, and ending at The Elephant and Castle. Very friendly pub and nice ale!

  • Tur Langton

    8 miles: Park at, or near, The Crown Inn at Tur Langton and head north-east to Carlton Curlieu, around in a long loop to Shangton and back to The Crown - sorry, Tur Langton!

  • Welford

    7 miles: An easy walk from The Wharf at Welford across fields, along the canal towpath, over the Hemplow Hills and back to Welford and The Wharf.