Recent Walks

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18 May: Half-day and full-day walks

Unfortunately no photographs will be published for these walks due to Steve and Sheila being away. Normal service will be resumed for walks on 25th May.
 

11 May: Kibworth half-day walk

10 souls braved the damp for this local 5 mile walk around Kibworth. A coffee stop in Millennium Wood was proceded by an increase in the precipitation - the rain was much needed, but ideally it could have come another day! Fortunately, 10 souls managed to return to the KGSH car park, albeit a little wet and bedraggled.

11 May: Brigstock and Lyveden

Last week it was The Magnificent 7, this week the fantastic 4!
The rain splattered down as we arrived in the lovely stone-built Brigstock. Loins duly girded we set off to traverse the 10 miles of lovely, if damp, Northamptonshire countryside.

We stopped at Sir Thomas Tresham's lodge - Lyveden, and  lunched in the NT cafeteria. The server was as pleased to see us as we were to shelter from the elements - she'd only had one previous customer that day. Thankfully we dried out as we walked back to the cars.

4 May: Hambleton Peninsula Half day walk

Notwithstanding the early morning rain and a mediocre weather forecast, 13 members enjoyed a 6+ mile walk around the Hambleton Peninsula. This provided views of most of Rutland Water and the various settlements and activities around the shore. The bluebell 
 

4 May: Hallaton Full-day walk

Ian's tuneful rendition of "The magnificent Seven" accurately sumarised the attendance at this full-day walk from north Hallaton. Thanks to Janet who helpfully took the leadership over. Those of us participating missed any significant rain and even "basked" in a brief spell of sunshine. Penny's LCFC socks were impressive and hopefully a lucky omen for the "next leg"! Certainly, we all enjoyed the dry (mud-free:-) loop. Lunch was, again, consumed in a graveyard (Cranoe) and we arrived back, via a decent part of the Leicestershire Round, in good time.

20 April: Launde Abbey Half day walk

21 walked in the brilliant spring weather from the Abbey (an old Elizabethan Manor House now a C of E retreat).  We enjoyed the glorious countryside along with bluebells, sheep (Shaun came to say hello) and a kestrel. An absence of stiles was a further bonus for some. 

20 April: Kibworth Full day

On a beautiful sunny morning, 17 walkers set off from Kibworth Grammar School car park for a 9 mile walk through the local countryside taking in Smeeton Westerby, Gumley and Foxton.  
We stopped for coffee on the banks of the canal where a heron was spotted.  Foxton locks was our chosen lunch stop and in a glorious spot by the locks we lunched on the picnic tables where some of us treated ourselves to a delicious ice cream!!  We made our way back to Kibworth along the canal and all agreed it was a lovely day to be out walking. 

13 April: Wigston Half day walk

14 of us emerged unscathed from Wigston Cemetery to walk by the canal.
Cathy was saved by Jill from a watery outcome caused by overly concentrating on taking photographs (that’s the dedication we like…).
Two swans, some ducks and a stop for coffee at Kilby bridge.
Lovely.