Elan Valley Lodge 
Dear Hinckley Ramblers, 
I am writing to you from Elan Valley Lodge, a small residential centre in the spectacular Elan Valley near Rhayader in mid-Wales. Amongst other activities we run walking weekends for Walking Groups from all over the country.Please consider us as a venue for a club weekend away next year or maybe the year after.The Lodge offers 5* activity accommodation for a maximum of 36 people in 24 twin and single rooms.The food is excellent, all prepared on site from locally sourced ingredients. 3 course evening meal, cooked breakfast with cereals and toast, and packed lunches.We have very knowledgeable local guides and can offer a wide range of walks of varying length and height gain, many straight from the door. Please see attached further information about walking breaks.  Elan Valley Leisure.co.uk
Please do not hesitate to give us a call if I can be of any further assistance.
 Elan Valley Lodge  Rhayader Powys Wales
Walk Leaders.
We would like to put the following item onto our Website after last nights discussion about backmarkers,

● Please appoint a backmarker .

 ● Count the party and at the start of the walk.

● Check that you can see your backmarker or have communication with people at the back. 

 ● Periodically count the number to ensure everyone is present.

● Be alert to any problems with individuals, weather, road walking or crossings.

  It is also important that if any person/s stops for any reason,it is their responsibility to make sure that the Backmarker ( or person in front of them !) is fully aware.

 ●Check everyone has returned safely.

30% membership discount and £10 Cotswold Outdoor voucher

Many people have discovered walking through health walks. If health walkers are ready for a new challenge, it would be great if they chose a short Ramblers walk. Once they enjoy walking with Ramblers, becoming a member is a great way to meet new walking friends, have fun and keep exploring.

We are offering an exclusive discount of 30% off Ramblers annual membership for new members joining from a health walk. Plus, our official recommended outdoor retailer Cotswold Outdoor is offering a £10 voucher for these new members.

From May 2015 there are new leaflets for Welsh, Scottish and English health walkers, with information about what’s special about being part of the Ramblers and highlighting some great aspects of walking with us. We encourage you to share these leaflets with local health walkers when they try a shorter 3-5 mile Ramblers walk:

“Since we made links with our local health walk, walk leaders from both groups share information. We’ve given their walk leaders copies of the discount leaflet, and a special programme of our shorter Ramblers walks. Health walkers have been pleasantly surprised by the offer. I would encourage other Ramblers groups to do the same.” 

- See more at:  A WARM WELCOME

The First Ever Walk for Hinckley Ramblers. April 1972



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 The New Park takes in parts of the districts of Charnwood, North West Leicestershire and Hinckley and Bosworth.

 Publication has been made possible by funding from the Ramblers Association, Leicestershire County Council,Charnwood Borough Council, Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council and North West Leicestershire District Council.

Getting out and exploring CharnwoodThis new map, locally produced, to help people explore the park is being launched on Monday April 7th

 Forest is about to get a whole lot easier with this new detailed map  covering the whole of the area on a single sheet.

The colourful 1:25,000 Ordnance Survey based map, designed by award-winning Northamptonshire-based map publisher Global Mapping, shows additional footpaths, bridleways and permissive paths. It also shows public access land and includes information on places to visit etc.

It only costs £4.99 and is available to buy locally and online. The map is currently available online from  www.mapstop.co.uk  or from Bradgate Park and other outlets shortly.

Charnwood Forest Regional Park was set up in 2012 as a partnership of local authorities, agencies, user groups and organisations with land management interests which is working to manage and promote the unique cultural and heritage features of this area.

Charnwood Forest’s ancient geology is of international significance and the underlying rocks have given rise to an area of great landscape beauty and rich natural history. But it is also a working landscape with a high proportion of land in agricultural use, public water supply reservoirs and several large hard rock quarries around its margins. It is hoped that the publication of this map will encourage wider interest in and exploration of this special part of Leicestershire.

Charnwood Forest is only a few miles from heavily populated urban centres where many people take very little exercise and those that might be tempted to go for a walk lack the confidence to do so. We hope this map will address this; it is less cluttered than an OS map and as such easier to follow and it is also much cheaper.  


 Publicity  All Walks Leaders 
Can Walks Leaders, both Saturday and Sunday, please send a brief summary of their
walk to me at the link below. Please include any items of specific note, brief route
description, numbers walking if a good turnout,interesting or historic buildings seen,
particular countryside landmarks etc. Basically anything of interest. It would be helpful
if these emails could be sent on the Monday / Tuesday following the walks.
Mail to: universal13@btinternet.com       Thank You. Tony Smith. Chairman
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