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.
Friday 18th September. Ticknall to Calke and back
The 12 hoped for and the 9 who were interested on Monday turned into just 5. The weather was fine and dry if not particularly warm when we set off just after 10. We crossed the A514 and along the foootpath to Calke Abbey we separated into to groups just before the main entrance. The more adventurous continued down to the new adventure play area while the remaining 2 went straight to the cafe, probably reducing the walk to about 3 miles which is the normal maximum. From the play area to the cafe was less well marked but we arrived second and all went to the Trust cafe for drinks and nibbles. We all went the short way back. The whole walk took just over 2 hours.
Photos by Margaret Howlett & John Dogherty