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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 21st Aug9:15 for 9:30 am startThe John Thompson Inn, InglebyColin Ellis7.5 miles around Ticknall, Foremark and Anchor Church. Not necessarily in that order.
Tue 4th Sep9:45 for 10:00 startHorseshoe Inn Tatenhill, DE13 9SD. Pete & Jenny SlawsonNational Forest Monks and Moorings walk. 7miles
Tue 18th Sep9:45 for 10:00 startThe Old Poets Corner, Ashover, Derbys, S45 0EWSteve Jenningswalk details TBA. 55min drive via M1 and Alfreton
Tue 2nd Octleader required please



Tuesday 17th July. Kingsbury Water Park

A good turnout of 19 at the Royal Oak, Kingsbury, Warwickshire, for a 7.5 mile walk on a warm and sunny day in an area unfamiliar to most members. The route took us past the nearby parish church, over the River Tame into the Kingsbury Water Park, and through a wooded area where sections of the extensive Echills Wood miniature Railway were encountered. We passed under the M42 and into the Middleton Lakes nature reserve, looping round to head south on the Birmingham & Fazeley Canal towpath. A short stretch of road and a couple of field paths then took us past the Aston Villa training ground into Coneybury Wood and in a northerly direction to the mediaeval Middleton Hall and the nearby craft centre. Turning eastwards through the Middleton RSPB reserve, we again picked up the Birmingham & Fazeley Canal towpath and headed south, turning off shortly before our earlier path to meander around several lakes, back under the M42, and along a more direct route into Kingsbury which offered a fine view of the semi-derelict Kingsbury Hall overlooking the river. We concluded with a pleasant meal and a drink at the Royal Oak, whose staff were so organised and efficient that some of us found our pre-ordered meals served before we had sat down!

Photos by Joan


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