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The Medium Walking Group

Leader:  Carole Harriman - mediumwalk@ashbyu3a.co.uk - phone 01530 222634

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.

We meet on the 2nd Monday of the month and usually walk 4 to 6 miles starting at 10am.

Future programme
DateTimeVenueLeaderDistance and details

Mon 9th Dec9.45 for 10am startMeet at the Globe, SnarestoneBarryTo walk along the canal and back across the fields. Approx 4.2 miles.
Mon 13th Jan9.45 for 10am startMeet at the Ferrers, LountCaroleOur traditional walk to Staunton Harold and back through Dimminsdale Woods before a Christmas lunch at the pub at 12.30. If you are unable to walk, but wish to join us for lunch, then please let Carole know in advance

Monday 11th November. Sutton Cheney wharf to Bosworth Field, led by Alison

Heavy rain on the preceding days and on the morning of the walk deterred some but 4 hardy souls turned up and by the 10 am start the rain had stopped. I wouldn't say that the sun was shining on the righteous but, at least, the weather wasn't trying to drown us. The plan was to follow the path into Ambion Wood from the wharf however our route was cruelly compromised by severe flooding not long after leaving the wharf. The 2 ladies present thought the 2 men might have given us a piggy-back but it wasn't to be! So we changed course and did a linear walk instead of circular along the tow path to Shenton train station onto the Battlefield Visitor Centre where we re-enacted the Battle of Bosworth Field - this time with Richard winning! We returned to the car park the way we came. 4 miles completed.

Photos by JD

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