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The Short Walking Group

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

Future programme

Fri 17th May10:00 amMeet at Waterside entry to ConkersJill and JohnWalk to Donisthorpe
Fri 21st Jun10:00 am Meet at Sence Valley top car parkJohnFor a walk around the site
Fri 19th Jul10:00 amMeet at Conkers main car parkJohnWalk to Albert Village lake

Friday 19th April. Visit the new adventure playground and if its Cafe is open

A glorious Easter has been promised and Good Friday certainly lived up to that description. Ten of us met at Ticknall village hall, which was busy organising the Ashby Art Club Easter Exhibition. We took the normal path towards Calke but stayed outside the main park until we reached the new entrance. The path and carpark was complete but not yet in use. We met a group probably of volunteers building what they called a human scale Badger set to allow children to see what a badger set looks like from the inside. We took the path towards the main house and cafes passing a large group of mainly families doing the \easter egg hunt. We thought with the number of people present the cafe would be crowded but it was not so we had our drinks and planned the next three walks and then returned to the cars and home. The walk was about 3 1/2 miles longer than usual but we all agreed that on such a lovely day we could walk a bit further.

Photos by John Howlett

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