Whitwick & District U3A - Ramblers
(Previously called Medium Walks Group)
This group meets for a walk of approximately 7 to 8 miles once a month. It has been agreed by the membership of this group that no dogs are allowed on the walks.
All those members who feel able will participate in leading walks.
You may also be interested in the Striders group, whose walks are up to 9 or 10 miles.
1st Friday of the month.
Fri Jan 4th Led by Owen. The route is a figure of eight with Newtown Linford as the cross over point. Starting from the car park at Groby Pool we have a short road stretch (pavement) before crossing fields and woodland to Newtown Linford. After walking through the village we follow the boundary wall of Bradgate Park to Hunt's Hill then on to the car park at the Cropston end of the Park before walking back along the main path to Newtown Linford. We then go across country back to Groby Pool with another road section (path) alongside the Pool at the end. There are three stiles and the distance is between 7.5 and 8 miles. We walked the Groby to Newtown Linford part during the week before Christmas after a couple of days with heavy rain and although there were some muddy patches it was all easily walkable. We shall start our walk at 9.30am as usual.
Fri Feb 1st Led by Sue
Fri Mar 1st Led by Marlene and Neil
Fri Apr 5th Led by Pearl
Fri May 3rd Led by Phryne
Fri Jun 7th Led by Alison
Fri Jul 5th Led by Joyce
Fri Aug 2nd Led by Andrea
Fri Sep 6th Led by Owen and Jenny
Fri Oct 4th Led by Ann
Fri Nov 1st Led by Brian
Fri Dec 6th Led by Rose
Shown below are scenes from a recent walk. Pictures from other walks are available in the Gallery
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The Ramblers walk on Friday 4th January started from Groby Pool. It was a very chilly day but 11 members braved the cold and did the figure of eight walk which took them to Hunts Hill and through Bradgate Park and back to Groby Pool, a distance of around 8.5 miles.