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The Short Walking Group

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

The leader will be at the meeting place whatever the weather and only cancel the walk in consultation with those who turn up on the day. All dogs must be kept under control at all times. Walking boots or strong shoes are recommended. Be prepared for bad weather by taking warm WATERPROOF clothing. Leaders act in a voluntary capacity. All ramblers walk at their own risk. The walk will be about 2 or 3 miles and not include stiles.

National U3A has issued guidelines to enable walking to take place safely. It is suggested that you read them before participating in any walks.
See here. Walking Guidelines

We are now able to stop at a cafe after walking with no restrictions but you may still need a facemask to enter the cafe.

Future programme

Fri 19th Aug10:00 amMeet at car park near St Peter's church, Stapenhill.JohnA walk round the Washlands at Burton

Friday 15th July. Walk around Swadlincote Woodland, part of the National Forest

The weather was excellent cloudy and warm perfect for a walk. Unfortunately nobody came so I walked on my own. I waited until 10 past 10 just in case someone had got lost but then I set off past the climbing boulder and through the woods heading up to the main path I stayed on the main path until I reached what appears to be a memorial garden where the time capsule is. I continued on the main path across the road and around to 'Mexican Joe Way' down to the wetlands where there are two ponds one has a viewing platform. I did see a heron here. I returned across the road and decided to climb to the viewpoint. This was quie difficult and disapointing when you get there. The walk was just under 2 miles and took just under 1 hour. I promptly returnd to the car park and drove to Morrisons for coffee and a bit of shopping.

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