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The Walking Group

Leader:  Kevin Green - walks@ashbyu3a.co.uk - phone 01530 461070

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.

National U3A has issued guidelines to enable walking in large groups to take place safely. It is suggested that you read them before participating in any walks.
See here. Walking Guidelines

We are now able to take lunch at pubs afterwards!!

Future programme

Tue 7th Dec 9.45 for 10 am start10 Rydal Gdns, LE65 1FJKevinMeet at Kevin's house for bacon or sausage rolls then move to Packington playground CP for a shorter walk followed by drinks or lunch at the Bull and Lion for those that wish to partake.

Tuesday 2nd November. Overseal led by MIke G

With a dry sunny day in prospect, an exceptional 19 enthusiasts turned up at the Robin Hood Inn, Overseal, to undertake the 7+ mile (precise measurements differed!) "Overseal’s Emerald Necklace" heritage walk, with a 20th joining us at the half-way stage. The route took us through Gunby Lea Wood, skirted the Grangewood Airfield, along Green Lane, through Wadlands Wood, and on to the site of Wadlands Wharf, the original northern terminus of the Ashby Canal. From here, we broadly followed the Hooghborough Brook, which marks the Derbyshire/ Leicestershire boundary, via Gorsey Leys and Short Heath, then past a 5GW solar park and Seal Wood, picking up the ancient Church Way towards Netherseal before heading back to Overseal via Dead Danes Bottom. At various points, walk leader Mike Gibson waffled about nearby heritage features, noting the contrasting effects of mining subsidence: the “overnight” disappearance of Barratt Pool in the 1950s, and the equally sudden appearance of Broomfields Lake in the 1980s. Back at the very hospitable Robin Hood, which had opened specially for us, we enjoyed a well-deserved drink with our packed lunches, plus some chips (supplied by the pub).

Photos by Joan and Paul

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