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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 Sep09:45 for 10:00 startMonyash, Derbys DE451JHBob Baxendale70min / 48mile drive from Ashby via the A50 and A515. Park anywhere in Monyash. Walk through One Ash Grange and Upper Lathkill Dale, 6.5miles. Lunch at either the Old Smithy Cafe or the Bulls Head.
Tue 17th Sep10:00 amleader required please



Saturday 8th June. Branston and Vale of Belvoir led by Tony

On Tuesday 6th August last, 16 members of the walking group met at the Wheel Inn, Branston for a walk in the Vale of Belvoir. Branston is an attractive Iron Stone village that was built above the River Devon to avoid flooding. We set off down the hill out of the village and followed the course of a small stream before crossing the stream and climbing up to the road. After a short walk along the road we entered the forested area and had great views over the Vale of Belvoir. On the ridge we stopped to look at the stone beacon which was one of 6 erected in 1588 to give warning of the impending Spanish Armada. Following the Jubilee Way we descended the hill and followed it around the hill until it joined Toft's Lane. The lane led up to Sherricliffe Farm and then led on to a track across fields and back to the Wheel Inn. There we were joined for lunch by 2 other members of the group who had not been able to do the walk.

Photos by Val and John D


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