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 restart safely. It is suggested that you read them before participating in any walks.
See here. Walking Guidelines
Please register beforehand by contacting the walk leader (details below), or John at email@example.com so that we have a record for Test and Trace.
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.
|Fri 20th Aug||10:00 am||Meet at Beacon Hill lower car park||John||Walk around Beacon Hill.|
Friday 16th July. Ticknall to Calke
The weather was fine even too hot, 8 people and a dog arrived, unlike last month, when nobody came. We took the path from Ticknall into the Calke estate which crosses the rail track and down a good path to the new play area where we stopped for coffee.
The route started in the open but soon we were in amongst the trees which made the walk very pleasant. After a good long stop we made our way to the road into Calke across the meadow which used to be a popular parking area for those wanting to play ball games or fly kites. There are now posts discouraging drivers from leaving the road.
We continued past a herd of cows sheltering uder a tree and between the sheep who mostly ignored the dog which was of course on a lead. At the entrance to Calke we crossed the road and took the path past the chapel back to the car park. Just over 2.5 miles and back before 12.
Photos by Margaret Howlett and John Dogherty