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2019


August



Sunday 18th National Walk Market Harborough Rachel                   
Wednesday 21st
Evening Walk
Eastcote
Kev
   

September



Sunday 1st
National Walk Cannock Chase Belinda & Tim
Sunday 8th
Walk
Leader Required
Sunday 15th
Walk
Leader Required 
Sat 21st - Sun 22nd
Walks,Carvery & Beer
Leicester Weekend
Rachel
Sunday 29th
Walk Flecknoe
Pierre
                            
October



Sunday 6th
Walk
Dave
Sunday 13th
Walk
Leader Required
Sunday 20th
Walk
Chris B
Sunday 27th
Walk
Leader Required

November



Fri 1st - Sun 3rd
Weekend Away
Mendip Hills
Kev
Sunday 10th
Walk
Leader required
Sunday 17th
Walk
Leader Required
                                           
Sunday 24th
Walk
Leader Required                              

December



Sunday 1st
Area AGM
Two Walks
Details to follow






                                                                                            2019
August

Sunday 18th
Sunday 18 August, circular walk, 11 miles from Market Harborough, walk leader Rachel

Meet at 10.30am at the Doddridge Road car park in Market Harborough. The walk heads to the Union Wharf canal basin and then follows the canal to Foxton Locks. We will spend about an hour at the locks to give people time to explore, eat their packed lunch and get a pint or an ice cream (or both!).

From the top of the locks we then head across fields to Lubenham and back into Market Harborough. This section is not very dog friendly, as there are several double stiles with no space for the dogs to get under so there would be a lot of lifting.

The walk is approximately 11 miles.

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Wednesday 21st
Wednesday 21st August, Evening walk from Eastcote, walk leader Kev

The last evening walk of the summer (where did that go?!)! Please meet outside the Eastcote Arms pub on Gayton Road, after parking considerately around the village of Eastcote. We will walk a loop from there passing through Astcote of approx 3.5 miles. After the walk we’ll go for a drink in the pub – either the Eastcote Arms or the Geoge at Tiffield, depending our preference to be agreed on the night.

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September

Sunday 1st
Sunday 1 September, 10 mile walk, Cannock Chase, Staffordshire, walk leaders Belinda and Tim

A 10 mile walk at Cannock Chase (smallest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Britain) starting at 10:30am from the Visitor Centre on Marquis Drive where there is a cafe and toilets. The post code for sat nav is WS12 4PW and the grid reference is SK004153.

As it is further away from Northants, we’re suggesting that people could car share if they’d like to. Meeting at Upton Country Park car park close to Sixfields, Northampton. We’ll travel there in as few cars as possible, passengers are requested to offer a contribution towards the drivers’ fuel. Please arrive in time to leave the car park at 9.15am.

Alternatively if you are meeting us at the walk start the quickest way is to go via M1, M6, M6 Toll getting off at T6 and going via Hednesford.

The walk will take us through the heathland of Cannock Chase, along the Sherbrook valley to the stepping stones. We will stop at the Barley Mow pub at Milton for a drink and eat our packed lunch.

After lunch we will walk through woodlands via the Heart of England Way along a ridge with nice views across the heather moors.

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Sunday 29th
Sunday 29 September, 9 mile walk, Flecknoe, walk leader Pierre


October

Sunday 6th
Sunday 6 October, walk leader Dave


Sunday 20th
Sunday 20 October, walk leader Chris B



Here's some information on leading a walk

Reporting issues with paths phone 03001261000 or web link  Report issues with paths

*New short walks link added below November 2018*

Northants short walks web link

Bedfordshire Walks Ideas

The basics
Walk leaders have to members of the Ramblers Association, being a member means you are covered by our insurance. We expect all walks to be -'pre-walked' or 'reccied' before leading the group of people out on a walk. You will need to let Belinda our walks secretary know the details of your walk at least 6 weeks in advance – so we can add it on to our website. Ideally she needs to know the approx location of the walk and distance as soon as you can.
 
Joint walks and reccies 
Walks can be jointly led – so if you like the idea of leading a walk, but are a bit nervous about the map reading, the responsibility of checking things out – please ask someone who has been a member for a while if they'd like to share a walk. Again, if you're a confident map reader, but you'd like some company on the reccie, please let us know. 
 
Deciding a route
Inspiration for walks can be found in the Ramblers 'Walk' magazine, walking books, plotting out a route on the map – or checking our 'back catalogue' of walks on the website. Many of the local libraries stock copies of ordinance survey maps which you can take out on loan (and sometimes walking books too). Again, its always worth asking other people if they've got the map of the area you're interested in.
 
The walks can be within Northamptonshire or surrounding counties. Usually we suggest a 2 hour drive (from the car-sharing point at Upton in Northampton) is about the maximum distance people will be willing to travel for a day walk.
 
Local, national and evening walks
Local walks are classed as within the boundaries of the county of Northamptonshire, and national walks outside the county. Its up to you where you want to lead a walk, when you've chosen the date. Its likely that we'll flag walks further away as 'national' walks so people notice when planning to come along. In the summer months we have extra walks, twice a month on Wednesday evenings. These start at 7.30 and aim to finish around 9pm. If you're volunteering for an evening walk, please think about what time its likely to get dark when planning your route... 
 
More public transport walks please!

Finally, it would be really great to see more 'public transport' walks – either getting the bus or train in both directions, or a linear walk between two places.

Please use the email on our contact page.

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