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The Short Walking Group

Leader:  John Howlett - ShortWalk@ashbyu3a.co.uk - phone 01530 461774


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Friday 21st February. Around Ashby, starting ar the Hood Park Gates

12 Walkers set off from the Hood park gates towards the Plough and turned down Millbank and down the footpath to Smisby Road. We crossed Smisby road and along the Jitty oposite which goes past the Burton Road School.In what used to be called the Bovis estate we turned right up Canterbury Drive and into Sherbourne Drive and thence down the alley to Rotherwood drive. We crossed the Smisby Road again and walked down the alley by the corner shop and then right towards Hood park and the Leisure centre. At this point we had passed three housing estates which were once fatories namely the Soap Factory, the Flour Mill and the Biscuit Factory. We took the path on our left just before the Leisure centre which goes around the back of the Leisure centre and out on to North Street through the original park gates. We turned right to the Mews and took them to Market Street. We crossed Market Street at the lights at the upper end of Market Street and took the alley leading to the printers and out onto South Street. Here we turned left to St Helen's Church and up to Mount View. We took this to Prior Park Road which we took to Bath Grounds. We followed the new path round the park to South Street from where we went to Coxon's Mews and Suzy Q's where we had our coffee break.

Photos by John Howlett


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