2019 & 2020


Weekend of walking and beer in Leicestershire, 21- 22 September

Rachel has suggested a weekend in and around Melton Mobray, please let us know if you’re interested, by contacting Rachel or replying to this email. You’ll be responsible for booking your own accommodation, but we can try and pair people up if they want to share rooms. Here’s her description:

Knowing how much the rambling group like beer and roast dinners I thought I’d combine the two this year and put out a “weekend away” option for you to sample the delights of my home town, Melton Mowbray. What’s there to see you may ask, well for starters there’s a two headed calf in the museum and to finish it’s the home of the pork pie!

On the weekend of the 20-22 September it is the annual beer festival (http://meltonmowbraymarket.co.uk/17th-annual-beer-festival-2019/) it is not the most vibrant festival you’ll ever go to but there will be lots of different beers, some ciders & last year there were several gin selections too.

There is a premier inn 5 minutes walk from the beer, that currently has twin / double rooms at about £57.

Here are the details of the walks. If you’d like to attend the Saturday or Sunday walks as day walks, you’re very welcome to.
Saturday 21 September, approx 7.5 mile walk, Melton Country Park, walk leader Rachel
Meet at 11am at the Willow Drive/Redwood Avenue car park of Melton Country Park. (I suggest following the google pin or satnav to Willow Drive rather than using the park as the location).
The walk is 7.5 miles (or 8.5 if we want to tack a bit on!) and heads out to Scalford Village, towards Holwell and then back to Melton.
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For those staying on for the Melton Beer Festival (Saturday evening, 21 September)
By the time the walk is done those staying over should be able to check in. We may go for something to eat after the walk.
Then we hit the beer festival around 5-6pm- this does have an entrance fee, think it was £6 last year and it operates a token system. There are a few small food outlets within the festival itself, so recommend eating first.
On the Sunday I would suggest breakfast at Kettleby Cross Wetherspoons on Wilton Road as it’s open nice and early and just round the corner from the Premiere Inn.

Sunday 22 September, 10 mile walk, Burrough-on-the-Hill, Leicestershire, walk leader Rachel
Sunday’s walk will start from St Mary’s Church, Main Street, Burrough-on-the-Hill at 10.30am. Please park considerably around the village. This is a 10 mile walk taking us past Burrough Hill and the Twyford Viaduct.
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Carvery after walk: This is the return of Rachel’s well-known carvery walk! After the walk, some people will be going to eat at the Golden Fleece, South Croxton: http://thegoldenfleecerestaurant.com . The table will be booked for 4pm.
If you’d like to come along, please can you let Rachel know by Friday 6 September by contacting info@letsgetreadytoramble.org.uk


November Weekend, 1-3 November,- Mendip Hills, Somerset.

Kev has booked some lodges at the Hoseasons Bucklegrove Holiday Park in Cheddar, Somerset for a max 3 night stay. This park is on the edge of the Mendip hills. Arriving on the Friday evening, the plan would be to do a day walk in the Mendips on the Saturday and then either a walk around the Ashon Court Estate, Leigh Woods Nature Reserve or possibly something towards Weston-Super-Mare on the Sunday. There would be the option to stay on the Sunday night if people wanted to.

As of the beginning of June, there are four spaces available in the lodges that have been booked so far. (The rooms are based on single sex sharing / couples sharing, so the numbers available depend on the right balance of men and women on the trip). The trip will have an approximate cost of £56 including food for breakfasts and lunches etc. Please let us know using our group email address if you’re interested in coming on this trip, or contact Kev directly if you have his contact details, thank you.


Isle of Wight 2020

Hi all

I am planning a trip to walk the length of the coast on the Isle of Wight. This path is approx. 70 miles.   To do this in a leisurely manner and allow a bit of time to visit some other attractions on the Island I have decided to make this a week long trip.

The dates are the 23rd - 30th May 2020

The plan is to travel down on the 23rd and get the ferry from Portsmouth to Cowes (TBC as there are other options). We will car share so we only need to take the min number of cars.
We can then start the walk in a clock wise direction from East Cowes.

Accommodation will be 4 nights in the Shanklin Villa Apartments in Shanklin (PO37 6AG).  These apartments are various sizes so the exact prices etc will have to be sorted when I have exact numbers of those who are interested in coming. There are hot tubs at these apartments and they have great reviews.

The last 3 nights will be in the YHA at Totland.  This will be an exclusive hire so we won't be sharing with anyone else.  Again the price will depend on the numbers coming - the more of us the better.

It's difficult to give an exact plan and costing at the moment because it is so dependant on numbers.  The YHA will probably be £60 maximum for the 3 nights.  The apartments could be £180ish each but just depends.  There will be the cost of the ferry, petrol and obviously food.

If you wanted you could also join us on the trip but make your own arrangements for accommodation and transport.

As this stage I'm not asking for a committed reply to come on the trip but I'd appreciate you letting me know if you are interested.

Many thanks


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