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The Walking Group

Leader is Bob Baxendale 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.

6th February. Snarestone, Newton Burgoland and Shackerstone

Twenty-one of us gathered at The Globe, Snarestone on a cold but otherwise bright morning. After a short walk up the Main street and Quarry Lane we turned right up footpath to be watched by some fluffy brown and white Alpacas running around in the adjacent field. We continued over several muddy stiles and through a new plantation of the National Forest and on to the outskirts of Swepstone. Crossing a further field, a flock of sheep blocked our path before all running away as we headed for the next finger post across the field. After several more stiles and considerably more mud we passed though Newton Burgoland and onto Shackerstone to join the canal towpath with even more mud back to The Globe for a pleasant lunch.

Photos by Joan, Paul & John D


date start time meeting / start point leader duration / distance
20th Feb9:45 for 10 am startThe Malt Shovel, WorthingtonJane BarnettBreedon Church, Wilson and the Cloud Trail. About 8.5miles.
6th Mar9:45 for 10 am startThe Bulls Head, Hartshorne DE11 7ET. Parking at The Bulls Head very limited so use the church hall carpark on the other side of Manchester Lane.Steve Jennings7miles through many of the National Forest woods between Hartshorne and Ticknall, and passing Carvers Rocks,
20th Marleader required
3rd Aprleader required
17th Apr9:45 for 10 am startThe Carpenters Arms, Dale Abbey, Ilkeston, Derbys DE7 4PPPaul McKayDale Hermits Cave and Locko Park

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