WALX Activity: Platinum Jubilee Walk 4 Full Circle - the final push!

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Walk Description:

The Jubilee Way was opened in 1977, to mark the Queen's Silver Jubilee. In Leicestershire, this 20 mile walk starts at Burrough Hill Country Park, and ends just beyond Woolsthorpe by Belvoir, just over the border in Lincolnshire. To celebrate Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee we attempted to walk the length of the whole footpath over the 4 days of the Bank Holiday weekend. However, bad weather prevented us from completing our task. Nevertheless, we promised ourselves that we would re-visiting the last day's walk so that we could say we had completed our expedition.

On each day there was the option of a circular or "out and back" walk for those who wished to challenge themselves over a longer mileage, or an easier "one way" route for those who were less adventurous.  The same is on offer for this event. The full circle walkers will meet the one way walkers at the half way point, and we will complete the walk together. Arrangements will be made to return the one way walkers to their cars.

Book here to attempt the Full Circle: Woolsthorpe-by-Belvoir - Stathern - Woolsthorpe-by-Belvoir

Meet: Park along Main Street in Woolsthorpe-by-Belvoir and meet outside Village Store/Post Office (NG32 1LY). Please be aware that this is a residential area, and park with consideration for the residents and other road users.

Pace: Steady, to suit the group. This walk is open to anyone who wishes to join, but if you would like use Nordic Walking poles, we ask that you have a valid Freedom Passport.

Terrain: This section of the walk will begin on pavements and lanes, but later use footpaths across arable farmland and woodland. The grass can be wet and the paths can get muddy if it has rained in the lead up to the weekend. Stout walking shoes or boots will be required for this activity. We suggest carrying blister plasters and spare socks in case of emergency. Please wear clothing appropriate for the weather conditions and carry a waterproof in case. Sunscreen and a hat should also be available.

Elevation: Much of this walk takes place over undulating countryside. However, we will need to climb to the top of the Belvoir escarpment before descending to the the lower levels of the Vale. Be prepared for stunning views along the way.

Refreshments: Please bring a packed lunch and drinks and snacks you require for the duration of this walk. We will make time to stop and eat about half way through the activity, before meeting the one way walkers for part 2! There are few facilities along the route, so carry enough supplies for full activity. We may be able to catch a drink or bite to eat in the pub or coffee shop in Stathern if there's time!

When joining us we ask you to read and agree to these safety measures:

We aim to be respectful towards members of the public and reassure them of our safe practices. Please bring a small backpack or bum bag with food, water and sunscreen. Participants are required to register and complete an online health questionnaire in advance. If you feel unwell between booking and joining the class, we ask you to err on the side of caution and cancel your booking. You will be re-credited, and can rebook for a future date or a refund can be issued.

If you have any questions, please use the contact details to get in touch.

Please note: due to time constraints, this walk has only been partially recce'd and risk assessed. Please be advised that there is an element of personal risk to be accepted if joining us for this activity.