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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 5th Nov09:45 for 10:00 startThe Old Black Horse, Mapperley DE7 6BYPaul McKayA walk around Shipley Country Park area with a stop at the Visitor Centre. About 7miles. 45 min, 23mile drive via M42/M1.
Tue 19th Nov09:45 for 10:00 startLeader Required please
Tue 3rd Dec10:00 amLeader Required please
Tue 17th Dec09:45 for 10:00 startBob Baxendale



Tuesday 15th October. Ashford in the Water, Derbys

Following a very wet Early October we picked on a dry day for this mornings walk. Eleven of us met at the Ashford Arms at Ashford in the Water near Bakewell. Instead of the usual group picture outside the pub we gathered at what is known as the sheep dip bridge. After leaving the village we climbed a short hill before turning onto a well sign-posted path to Monsal Head where we stopped for banana and coffee, admiring the view of the river, the valley and the viaduct. The second part of the journey took us down a steep path to the viaduct and entrance to the old railway tunnel and Monsal Trail before a further and muddy climb down to the river Wye below. We now followed a path along the river before crossing a small fast running stream climbing out of the valley and across the A6 and a return for lunch.

Photos by Kevin


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