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The Short Walking Group

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


GOOD NEWS 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


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. Good 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.


Future programme
DateTimeVenueLeaderduration/distance

Fri 21st May10:00 amMeet at the Moira Furnace childrens playgroundJohnTo Donisthorpe and back



Friday 16th April. From Hood Park Gates around Ashby.

The first walk since the lockdown finished saw 3 people set off on a lovely day along the path through Hood Park as far as park road where we turned left up to Smisby road crossed that and walked through the housing estate to Rouen Way and take the track that goes behind the houses on Burton Road. This comes out on Burton Road opposite Hill Street. We took Hill Street and then crossed Moira Road into the Cemetery crossing to the path through the allotments and out to Wilford Gardens. Just before the Fire Station we turned right and took the path through the bungalows and out onto Station Approach. Then across Station Road into Bath Grounds. From there we walked to Rushton's Yard and had a nice cup of coffee at the little coffee shop. The walk took 1 hour and was just over 2 miles.

Photos by John Howlett and John Dpgherty


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