Please send any photographs that you would like included on the Recent Walks page to
It would be helpful if you could indicate the name of the walk when submitting the photographs.
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.