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The Short Walking Group

Leader:  John Howlett - ShortWalk@ashbyu3a.co.uk - phone 01530 461774

Future programme

Fri 20th Sep10:00 amTo be confirmed meet at St. Bernards AbbeyRichardA walk from the Abbey and then drive to the local cafe
Fri 18th Oct10:00 amTBATBA

Friday 16th August. Meet at car park near St Peter's Church, Stapenhill for a walk around the washlands.

5 people met at the Stapenhill car park, the weather was poor with a slight drizzle. Because of the weather we decided to walk to the Costa coffee shop in Tesco's. We crossed the footbridge over the new bridge road and stopped for a toilet break in Stapenhill gardens. We then crossed on the Ferry bridge and headed to the Pumping station (no longer in use). There were a lot of puddles around but we managed to find a way through without getting too wet. We spent some time looking at the pump house and the various printed boards. The road to the car park passes close to the Tesco store where we stopped for a break and a chat. On leaving the shop we followed the footpath on the left as soon as we entered the washlands which was puddle free and passed under both the road bridge and the raised foot path. We then walked up to the raised foot path back the Ferry footbridge. We retuned to the car park along the riverside path which meant we had a good view of Stapenhill gardens. The walk was just over two miles and I have include both walk tracks as they both have us wading through the river.

Photos by John Dogherty

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