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Tuesday long walk – 12th March,2019

Directions supplied by Leader who can be contacted on 0116 2750718 or 0774 964 2079.

This walk will start at The Recreation Ground, Bindley Lane(entrance next to Fordview Close, Great Glen,Leicester LE8 9FA(or LE8 9FG). From the OLDA6(London Road) turn down by St. Cuthbert’s Church. Then take the 3rd(Main Street) or 4th(Bindley Lane) road on the left. Follow the road round and then take the road(next to Fordview Close) to the Recreation Ground car park. On the OS Explorer map 233(Leicester & Hinckley) the grid reference is SP 657 982.

This ten mile walk is an undulating mix of well used paths and some road walking. It can be muddy when wet.

Lunch will be at the “Black Horse” at Houghton-on-the-Hill, or bring your own food. It isn’t the cheapest of pubs but it is the only one in the area. There are several menus but the best value appears to be “Two courses for £12”. There is also a “Walker’s Special Menu” with main courses ranging from £7.95p to £11.95p.


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