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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 6th Nov9:45 for 10:00 startBarley Mow, Milford, Stafford ST17 0UWKevin & Chris GreenWalk via NT Shugborough Hall, T and M canal and back via Cannock Chase. 7miles. About 55min drive via A42, No Mans Heath, Alrewas. Other routes include via BoT and Abbots Bromley.
Tue 20th Nov10:00 amTBDPaul McKay7 mile walk from Barton under Needwood to and from Dunstall Hall area.
Tue 4th Dec10:00 amleader required please
Tue 18th Dec10:00 amBob Baxendale



Tuesday 2nd October. Duffield, Ecclesbourne Valley and the Chevin

This walk started from the White Hart in Duffield and took us through the older part of the town before starting to follow the River Ecclesbourne northwards. We walked across several fields before crossing the Wirksworth Rd and climbing up the hill towards a medieval farm house in the course of being restored into a habitable residence. The cow sheds had already been renovated and look very smart. The new owner informed us that the building had once formed part of the Kedleston estate. There were fantastic views over the valley before we descended and crossed the heritage railway line where we were treated to the sight of a 1960's diesel train going towards Duffield. We had more climbing to do before reaching the Midshires Way which gave us views over the Derwent Valley. The path then descended back towards Duffield wandering through Chevin golf course before reaching the outskirts of the town. Lunch was taken at the White Hart where James Bloor joined us for the meal. It was a windy day with light rain for the first hour or so.


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