Leicester and District Ramblers May 2023

The clocks have changed, the Spring Equinox has passed and gradually the days are longer, sometimes, but not always, blessed with warm sunshine!! Accordingly our Rambling programme is packed with new ideas and destinations!

We recently surveyed our membership to gain feedback as to how we were servicing their needs. Amongst the many constructive suggestions we curiously had some call for walks that were both shorter and for others longer!!

Going back pre-Covid our weekend walks have been exclusively all day affairs, at least 10 miles and sometimes considerably more. However it was clear that many members, who for various reasons could only walk at weekends, favoured a morning walk as opposed to something more demanding. As a result, from the launch of our new programme from 1st July, morning walks of around 6 miles will take place fortnightly.

At the opposite end of the spectrum several of our Saturday all day walkers have expressed a desire for a few challenging walks over and above the norm, 12 to 15 miles!

Likewise when the new programme kicks in we have set aside several dates where a longer distance hike in the order of up to 20 miles will be offered. For the avoidance of doubt these are suitable for strong walkers who have an appetite not merely for the distance but also for some challenging ascents in the likes of the Derbyshire Peak District.  

What these new initiatives share, along with our returning mid summer Wednesday evening walks and occasional Friday “car free” walks, is something for everyone! Last year’s innovation was our launch of Tuesday and Thursday 4 mile walks and for 2023 we are attempting to add yet more variety to what must surely be the most packed programme throughout the Ramblers’ activities nationally.

Although these additions are responding to requests from our members, our approach is as always to give members of the public access to up to three walks before any commitment to membership needs to be considered. So with these longer, sunnier days now here why not check out our programme and give us a try

You can obtain more details from any of these sources: Our website www.ramblers-leicester.org.uk; Via Facebook www.facebook.com/LeicesterandDistrictRamblers ; Via Email publicity@ramblers-leicester.org.uk