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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

Tue 2nd Jul09:45 for 10:00 startStaunton Harold Car Park see note.Jane BarnettThe walk takes in 3 old country parks - Staunton Harold, Melbourne Hall and Calke Park. Length 8.5 miles, no pub stop. Bring a picnic lunch which we will eat at the picnic spot at Staunton Harold Reservoir which has benches and toilets.
Note: not the Nursery car park, but the one immediately in front of the Nursery car park opposite the entrance to the Jaguar woodland walk. There is no charge during the week for this.
Tue 16th Jul10:00 amMike GibsonTBA
Tue 6th Aug10:00 amLeader required please
Tue 20th Aug10:00 amLeader required please

Thursday 6th June. Chatsworth, led by Kevin & Chris

The day started with a wet journey up the M1 and though Chesterfield. Sixteen of us arrived at the Wheatsheaf pub to find not sunny, but drier conditions. After the normal photograph we set off and entered the Chatsworth estate though an unusual cage like kissing gate. (see photo) Following the estate path we could see the huge water feature jet and magnificent house with newly cleaned stonework and gold leaf. Approaching the bridge in front of the house to cross the river, we were confronted by the annual RHS flower show being set up, so we had to make a small diversion before re-joining the path along side the river. After the usual banana and coffee stop, we continued on up the only climb of the day to be rewarded with lovely views from the hunting lodge. This was followed by a tricky decent down the hillside to re-join the estate path back to Baslow and lunch.

Photos by Steve

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