Spaces available on the coach – Burbage (Derbyshire), Sunday 15th July 2018

Burbage, a village in Derbyshire, was a parish until 1961, when it became part of the parish of Buxton. At the 2011 Census Burbage was a ward of the High Peak Council and the population then was 2,540.
It is well known for its Brass Band, the Burbage Band. Nearby are the Grinlow Woods and access to Solomon’s Temple. The Burbage Tunnel is a remnant of the Cromford and High Peak Railway, which operated from 1831 to 1967, although the section near Burbage was abandoned in the 1890s.(from,_Derbyshire)

The coach departs at 8.00 am from outside the Premier Inn on Narborough Road, Leicester. Free parking is available courtesy of the Premier Inn. The coach fare is £14 per person. Passengers can also be picked up from Leicester City centre. An optional pub meal is available before the coach returns home, at additional cost.
There will be a choice of 3/4 walks varying in distance and difficulty.

Booking is essential. To get more details or book a place please contact the Coach Secretary, John Rhodes, on 0116 2402077 or by email at


Social Events

Welford Road Cemetery Guided Tour, Monday 10th September at 10am, Cost £4 including refreshments. Temporary parking is available at the cemetery 😉
Radio Leicester Guided Tour Monday, 22nd October at 11am, limited to 20 people. Please phone Frank Russell to book a place. There is no charge for this trip.
Jaguar Factory Visit Wednesday 24th October at 1pm. Cost £49 excluding travel, limited to 12 members.
Contact Frank Russell, 0116 224 0605, to book a place.


Wednesday Evening Summer Strolls

Summer evening strolls have now started and they have moved from Tuesday to Wednesday evening. The format is the same, a 3 to 4 mile walk followed by an optional drink in a pub. A pleasant way to spend a summer’s eve.

GPX tracks of some of our walks are now available on this site.
Use the ‘Tracks’ menu item or this link here to see the list of 295 (so far) and an example track and attendant information.

Public Rights of Way in Leicestershire
There is a link to this map here and on the “Links” page.

Our Facebook page
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Leicester Ramblers
We are the largest and most active group in the Leicestershire and Rutland area: over the last year we had around 450 members and organise between 5 and 9 walks per week, and all are well attended, with some walks having over 40 people. See the Full Walks Calendar

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