My Name is Garth, I have enjoyed this group for the last year or so and don't want to see it close, as Andy has stepped down, so I have stepped in. However I don't want to & can't commit to doing it all by myself.
So is there anyone who is willing to share the organising with me? That way we would do one walk a month each.
As the name of the group suggests we go for a walk for around an hour, sometime a little longer and then head to a nice pub or cafe for refreshments and perhaps a bite to eat.
They are not designed to be hikes but leisurely walks and sociable meetups, and you will meet some great people.
We are always happy to see new faces, so come along and meet us.
The first couple of walks are free to new members, after which a tiny annual fee of £5.00 will be due, this is just to cover the costs of running the group on the meetup site.
Meet at 10:30 as normal for a 10:45 start.
Route A lovely mix of canal towpath then hilly pasture land. 1 mile canal towpath then gradually uphill to Gumley over pastureland, returning over similar terrain to the canal, then half mile back to Foxton along metalled track. The walk is pleasantly varied offering good views over the Leicestershire countryside. The route does a figure of eight so you can miss out Smeeton Hill and make it 3 miles (which is what we will do)
We have a choice of pubs after, The Black Horse in Foxton, Foxton Locks, Bridge 61 or the Bell in Gumley. Please express your prefference in the comments BEFORE the day of the walk and I can warn the pub, thank you :-)