Burton Overy Parish Council

Serving the people of Burton Overy


Clerk: Kate Barker
Springside House, Scotland
Lane, Burton Overy, Leicester

Tel: 07827 797125

Burton Overy Three Peaks Challenge

Beacon Hill - Woodhouse Eaves

Old John and Bradgate country park

Bardon Hill

Leicestershire Three Peaks

On 9th June 2018 we are planning a sponsored walk of the 3 Leicestershire Peaks: Old John, Beacon Hill and Bardon Hill. In total it is 15 miles long and takes in some beautiful scenery. The purpose of the walk is to raise money for our village hall, which needs £4,000 to re-sand and re-varnish the main hall floor. A proportion of the money raised will go to the Laura Centre: a charity offering specialist counselling services to parents and children who are bereaved.

We want to invite everyone in the village to join us for this walk. Over 70 of you joined us to walk the Leicestershire Round in 2013 for the Death Watch Beetle fund. Let's make the effort and do it again, but this time for our village hall.

If 15 miles feels too long there will be shorter options: you can just walk the first leg to Beacon Hill (approx 4 miles) where cars will bring you back; or stop after the second peak at Bardon Hill (approx 10 miles). This walk is for everyone: young, old, fit or "hoping to get fit" – it is sure to be another great day for Burton Overy. There are 10 leaders who will all pre-walk the route to ensure that on the day you do not get lost. Please sign up and join us.

There is a Just Giving page for donations and sponsor forms for the walkers. For more details and to sign up please contact myself or one of the following:

Robert Brown – robertalanbrown@sky.com, T: 259 3184
Carolyn Carson - cdalec20@gmail.com T: 259 3736
Caroline Ramsey – c.ruddock@doctors.org.uk T: 07801 560 381
Sarah Cripps – sarah.cripps@saladskills.co.uk T: 07817 685 039

Some of the attractions on route are: Old John and Bradgate Park, Broombriggs Farm Country Park, Beacon Hill Country Park, the "Old Man of the Beacon", Noon Column, Bardon Hill Wood and Quarry, Hill Hole Quarry Nature Reserve, Old Cliffe Hill Quarry... and much more.

By the end you will know your beautiful county much better, you will know your fellow walkers much better, you will have raised much needed money for the village hall and the Laura Centre and you will be ready for a good supper in our village hall. Friends and family are welcome to join the walk.

Photos of the day will be taken and there will be a quiz to test your powers of observation and your knowledge of nature.