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The Walking Group

Leader:  Bob Baxendale - walks@ashbyu3a.co.uk - phone 01530 481435

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.


Future programme
DateTimeVenueLeaderDistance/details

Tue 1st May9:45 for 10 am startThe Okeover Arms Mappleton, Ashbourne, Derbys, DE6 2ABSteve JenningsWalk up the Lower Dove Valley to Cauldwell Bridge and the Stepping Stones to Thorpe, and a bit of the Tissington Trail. About 6.5m. This is a repeat of the walk done last Sept but in reverse. It should take a little less than an hour to drive there via the A50, A515 to Ashbourne.
Tue 15th May9:15 for 9:30 am startThe Belper Arms, Newton BurgolandColin Ellis7.5miles around Heather, Ravenstone, Normanton and Swepstone
Tue 5th JunLeader required please
Tue 19th JunLeader required please



Tuesday 17th April. Dale Abbey, Derby

Fourteen walkers assembled at The Carpenters Arms for the walk from Dale Abbey. We started by walking down the road opposite the pub to the village centre and stopped at the first stile to view the small All Saints Church. Through the stile we came to a very impressive large arch of what was once the East Window of the Abbey. To avoid the wetlands in the bottom of the dale we walked along the minor road to the head of the Dale. Next stop was at another Ancient Monument, a Hermits cave carved into the sandstone in the 16th century. We then walked along a bridal track and crossed the Spondon to Ilkeston road, to enter the Locko Park estate. Here we paused for a coffee stop in view of the country house which is home to the Drury-Lowe family. The return route took us through a small wood and then several muddy footpaths to enter Dale Abbey. A short stroll through the village led us back to the pub in good time for lunch. About 6miles.


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