Leicester & District Ramblers

As the country has moved progressively out of Lockdown we have more or less succeeded in reinstating our full programme of short, half day and all day walks and both existing and new members have been turning out with growing confidence. I personally recently sampled one of our Thursday morning walks; this was a shade less than 6 miles. The expectations that I had for this walk, from Ab Kettleby in this case, were all met including being well led by one of our many experienced walk leaders Paul. The bonus on this occasion was the prospect of sharing a well earnt lunch at the villages Sugar Loaf Inn with fellow walkers. A timely reminder that quite apart from the obvious health and fitness aspects that the sociability and camaraderie of Rambling remains intact! We continue to experience and indeed welcome newcomers to our ranks, many new faces have come across us via our Facebook page. Here you can find out a little more about us and find more detailed information about our walks programme.

We now only have one aspect of our pre-Covid programme under review, our coach trip rambles. The coach rambles have traditionally taken place on the third Sunday of the month with an early departure from the Premier Inn, Braunstone Lane East.

The coach trip venues are always outside of the county and include the Cotswolds and the Peak District. Across the high summer when we are afforded longer hours of daylight we have gone even further afield as far as Norfolk, Shropshire and the Forest of Dean. We cover all abilities with an A, B and C walk of various distances and paces.

Traditionally a highlight of all the Rambles is a post walk Sunday Lunch at a pub local to the walk area.

We are currently surveying our existing membership to gauge not just the appetite for reintroducing the coach trips but if they need in any shape or form to change e.g. return to Leicester at the conclusion of the walk, changing the pick-up or indeed the frequency of the trips. Please see our website/Facebook page for future developments.

If you are interested in finding out more about Leicester Ramblers we are always happy to receive inquiries, please apply to ‘Join’ via our Facebook page to post a comment or go straight to ‘messenger’ to ask your question.

Dave Wheeler

Publicity Secretary