Long Distance Walks

The latest Long Distance Walking Group programme has been finalised


The programme will consist one final leg of the D'Arcy Dalton Way from Hornton to Wormleighton. The remainder of the programme will be based on 7 sections of the Leicestershire Round walk. As the total distance of this walk is just over 100 miles, it is proposed to complete the unfinished sections in 2019.


This walk encircles the county of Leicestershire, passing near Oakham, Melton Mowbray, Loughborough, Hinckley, Lutterworth and passes by Burrough Hill, Foxton Locks, High Cross, Market Bosworth, and Charnwood Forest. This entire walk is annotated on Ordnance Survey Explorer maps.


The remaining walk date in 2017 is 29th Oct  In 2018 walk dates are 25th Mar, 29th Apr, 3rd & 24th Jun, 29th Jul, 2nd & 30th Sep and 28th Oct.


The anticipated cost of coach travel is £120 per person for 8 trips payable in advance. Cost of a single one off trip £20.


The Johnsons coach leaves Brueton Park, Solihull at 8.00am prompt on the respective dates, and usually arrives back at Solihull between 17.00-18.30 hours.


Each Sunday walk is generally between 10-11 miles, and arrangements have been already planned for a pub stop at the end of day's walk, enabling us to socialise, which has proved to be very popular with existing participants.


On each walk we pause for a morning coffee break, followed later by a pre packed lunch break




During the walking season, a monthly email is sent to all walkers, approximately a week before the walk, updating details for the forthcoming Sunday and advice on how to contact if unable to walk at the last minute for some reason or other. 

As we normally book a 40+ seater coach, there is spare capacity for newcomers, who would be most welcome. This year we had 30 in the group.


For further information, please contact David White on 01789 470051 or 07773 292558 or mail to whitesquinag@gmail.com.


If you would like to volunteer leading a walk of any kind, please contact Dave Higgins at walks@heartofenglandway.org .

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