Indian Summer in Charnwood Peaks
One of the great advantages of our location in Loughborough is that it is very close to Charnwood Forest. With the positive response from staff following our Leicestershire Round walk in 2022, we decided to hold another staff wellbeing walk this year at the end of the summer holidays.
On Thursday 7 September those that were interested set off to complete the Charnwood Peaks – a 15-mile circular walk which takes in the key high peaks and landmarks within Charnwood Forest such as Bradgate Park, Old John Tower, Broombriggs Farm Country Park, Beacon Hill, Charley, Bardon Hill, Billa Barra, Hill Hole and Quarry Nature Reserve.
Those who were ultra-keen to complete the entire 15-mile walk met at 7am in Bradgate Park, Newton Linford Car Park and made their way to the next way points at 10 miles at Billa Barra Local Nature Reserve Car Park and 5 miles Beacon Hill Upper Car Park.
Commenting, Sam Tyler, who agreed to organise the day said, “We all work very hard, and although many people might have been on holiday, August was a really busy month for the team. The break in weather seemed an ideal opportunity to recharge the batteries with a well-earned well-being day. Everyone had a great time. The sunny blue skies afforded us fantastic views and we all returned to the office feeling energised and knowing much more about each other which also helps build our team morale.”
Charnwood Forest is famed for its craggy hills and dry stone walls and is also rich in wildlife. Buzzards can often be seen circling on the updrafts from the hills. For more information about the Charnwood Peaks walk, please click the link below.