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The Walking Group

Leader is Bob Baxendale phone 01530 481435

The leader will be at the meeting place whatever the weather and only cancel the walk in consultation with those who turn up on the day. All dogs must be kept under control at all times. Walking boots or strong shoes are recommended. Be prepared for bad weather by taking warm WATERPROOF clothing. Leaders act in a voluntary capacity. All ramblers walk at their own risk.

5th September, Market Bosworth to Sutton Cheney and back 8m.

Thirteen walkers assembled at the Ye Olde Red Lion pub for the walk from Market Bosworth. The earlier torrential rain had now eased and thankfully it stayed dry(ish) and warm for most of the walk. The route skirted passed the lake in Bosworth Country Park and onto rather soggy open fields to Sutton Cheney. Here we paused to view St James church where, over 500 years ago, Richard III prayed in vain for victory at the Battle of Bosworth. After a drink stop at the battle's Visitors Centre we followed the trail past a railway station and onto the Ashby Canal towpath. After a mile we left the canal and followed a minor road and a footpath that included the route's one and only stile. A short stroll through the town led us past an imaginatively named 'chippy', in good time for lunch at the pub.

Photos by Paul McKay

date leader meeting / start point start time duration / distance
03-OctColin EllisThe Globe Inn, Snareston09:45 for 10:00 start
17-OctMike GibsonRosliston
07-NovTony SmithThe Hurt Inn Ambergate09:45 for 10:00 start7.5 Miles via Crich.
21-Novleader required
05-Decleader required

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