Cossington is a village within the Soar Valley in Leicestershire. It lies between Sileby, Rothley, Ratcliffe-on-the-Wreake and Syston. Meet at 10am at The Royal Oak in Cossington. This is a 5 mile walk with a pub lunch at the end. Please ring the Royal Oak on 01509 813937 to book a table.
Somerby is a small village 5 and a half miles south of Melton Mowbray. This is the Chairman's walk, 5 miles with a pub lunch at the end. Meet at the Stilton Cheese Inn at 10am. To book lunch after the walk please contact the Inn.
- Festival of Winter Walks 2018 - 2019
Swithland is a linear village in the Charnwood borough of Leicestershire. It is in the old Charnwood Forest, between Cropston, Woodhouse and Woodhouse Eaves. This is an 8 mile walk with a pub lunch at the end. Meet at Woodhouse Eaves Village Hall at 09:30
- Festival of Winter Walks 2018 - 2019
Burrough the Hill
Burrough on the Hill is a small village 12 miles north east of Leicester. Burrough Hill is an iron hill fort by the village, as in a 86 acre country park of the same name.
Tur Langton is a small village in the heart of Leicestershire. Tur Langton is home to St Andrews Church and The Crown Inn, situated in the centre of the village. This is a 7 mile walk with a pub lunch at the end.
Cherry Tree Melton
Melton Mowbray is a town in Leicestershire, 19 miles northeast of Leicester, and 20 miles southeast of Nottingham. The town is on the River Eye and the River Wreake.
Meet at the Cherry Tree pub at 10am. This is a 5 mile walk with a pub lunch at the end.
Stoke Rochford is a small village 5.5 miles south of Grantham in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire. It has two notable Grade I listed buildings: Stoke Rochford Hall and the twin-dedicated St Mary and St Andrew's Church. This is an 8 mile walk with a picnic and a pub visit at the end.
Waltham On The Wolds
Waltham on the Wolds is an English village located in the civil parish of Waltham on The Wolds and Thorpe Arnold in the Melton borough of Leicestershire.
Harold Odell Country Park
The Harrold-Odell Country Park is a 59.3 hectare Country park and Local Nature Reserve between the villages of Odell and Harrold in Bedfordshire. It is owned and managed by Bedford Borough Council, and it has a cafe, toilets and an information room. This is a 10 mile walk with a cafe at the end. The postcode for the park is MK43 7DS.
Old Dalby is a village in Leicestershire north west of Melton Mowbray, it was originally known as Wold Dalby or Dalby on the Wolds. Meet at The Belvoir Alehouse at 10am. To book lunch at the end please call the alehouse on 01664 823978.
Hartshorne is a village in the English county of Derbyshire. It is north of the town of Swadlincote. The name is pronounced Harts-horne however, locals pronounce it "Artsun". This is an 8 mile walk with a pub lunch at the end.
Woodhouse Eaves is a village located on the side of Beacon Hill, in the Charnwood Forest area of Leicestershire. This is an 8 mile walk with a pub lunch at the end. Meet at Woodhouse Eaves Village Hall at 09:30
Barkby is a village in the Charnwood district of Leicestershire. It is situated north-east of Leicester, and only a short way from Leicester's urban sprawl in Thurmaston and Syston. Nearby villages are Beeby and Barkby Thorpe. Barkby Brook is the main watercourse which flows through Barkby. Meet at 10am. This is a 5 mile walk with a pub lunch at the end. Please ring the Malt Shovel on 0116 269 2558 to book a table.
Upper Broughton is a small village situated on the Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire border in the East Midlands. It is on the edge of the Vale of Belvoir, occupying a hill top position which gives the village commanding views over wide open countryside. Once a farming stronghold, Upper Broughton is now mainly a commuter village, well situated for Leicester, Nottingham, Melton Mowbray, Loughborough and surrounding areas. This is a walk with a pub lunch at the end.
Ilmington is a village about 3.5 miles north-west of Shipston-on-Stour and 8 miles south of Stratford-on-Avon in the Cotswolds in Warwickshire. This is an 8 mile walk with a pub lunch at the end. The walk starts at the Howard Arms, Lower Green, Ilmington. The postcode is CV36 4LT.
Sutton Bonington is a village lying along the valley of the River Soar in the Borough of Rushcliffe, south west Nottinghamshire. The University of Nottingham has a 420 hectares site just to the north of the village: Sutton Bonington Campus. This is a 9 mile walk with a picnic.
Grindleford is a village in the county of Derbyshire, in the East Midlands of England. It lies at an altitude of 492 feet in the valley of the River Derwent in the Peak District National Park. On the west side of the valley is the 1,407 feet high Sir William Hill, and to the south-east lies the gritstone escarpment of Froggatt Edge. Grindleford became a parish in 1987, merging the parishes of Eyam Woodlands, Stoke, Nether Padley and Upper Padley. This is a 9 mile walk with a picnic. There is a cafe at the start of the walk.
Stathern is a village and parish in the Melton District of Leicestershire. It is in the vale of Belvoir about 10 miles north of Melton.
Bottom Of The Oven
Set in Macclesfield forest this is an area of outstanding beauty. This is an 8 mile walk with a pub lunch.
A visit to Gunthorpe Lock on the outskirts of Nottingham˜is a blissful way to spend time. An important river crossing on the River Trent for many years, the first Gunthorpe Bridge was built in 1875. Before this a ferry was the only means of crossing the river here. There's plenty of car parking and a wide towpath. This is a 9 mile walk with a pub lunch at the end.