Every Saturday at 9.30am the Ladies' Walk sets out from the thatched bus shelter in the centre of Dunchurch. We have a 'usual route' down Southam Road, past Toft Alpaca Farm, down to Draycote Water through Thurlaston and back through fields and footpaths to the starting point.
The view down to Draycote Water, and the welcoming (we hope) alpaca noises along the way have become much-loved features of the walk. That isn't to say, of course, that other routes won't be considered, should they be suggested! So do join us for some exercise, lovely views and companionable chat!
We aim to walk every Saturday, but occasionally none of the regulars can make it, so if you want to be sure that there are other walkers there (or for any other information), do drop Ilke or Chris a line.
History of the Ladies' Walk
The Ladies' Walk initiative was started on the first Saturday of 2010. That's right, when Dunchurch was knee-deep (or at least ankle-deep) in snow. This was to encourage as many ladies as possible to come for a once-a-week, one-hour walk around Dunchurch and surroundings. Amazingly, several turned up!
Since then, the Walk has happened almost every Saturday, with the number of participants varying from 3 to 8. Occasionally we are accompanied by a four-legged friend – we waive the condition of being female in those cases.