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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 3rd Jul9:15 for 9.30 am startThe Harrington Arms at Thulston DE72 3EYPaul McKay7 miles around Elvaston Castle & along the River Derwent. Note the earlier start time.
Tue 17th JulTBAMike Gibson
Tue 7th AugLeader required please
Tue 21st AugLeader required please



Tuesday 5th June. Foxton Locks

On a dull morning at Foxton Locks thirteen of us gathered, a lower number than recent months due to holidays. After the traditional photo we set off over the bottom lock of ten locks that make up the staircase of locks at Foxton. After a few hundred meters we crossed the canal again at small wooden bridge and set off across the fields to the village of Gumley and then continuing with views over the Welland valley into Laughton where we stopped for a banana and coffee. On leaving Laughton we descended into the valley and re-joined the canal tow path back to Foxton and lunch at the Foxton Inn on the canal side.

Photos by John D


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