The Short Walking Group
Leader:  John Howlett - ShortWalk@ashbyu3a.co.uk - phone 01530 461774
|Fri 17th May||10:00 am||Meet at Waterside entry to Conkers||Jill and John||Walk to Donisthorpe|
|Fri 21st Jun||10:00 am||Meet at Sence Valley top car park||John||For a walk around the site|
|Fri 19th Jul||10:00 am||Meet at Conkers main car park||John||Walk 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