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The Walking Group

Leader:  Kevin Green - walks@ashbyu3a.co.uk - phone 07470 227536

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.

If you are going to be delayed or you need to contact the leader for any other reason, their mobile numbers are given below.

The walk leader is responsible for advising the webmaster of the start point of the walk, and afterwards sending him a walk report. The first aid box and list of emergency contacts will be passed on after each walk to the next leader or to Kevin Green.

Future programme

Tue 5th Mar 9.30 for 9.45am startMeet at The Staff of Life, TicknallKevin
07470 227536
NOTE early start time. Walk is 8+ miles. Some good paths but also some very wet areas. From Staff of Life passing Hangmans Stone, Foremark, Milton and returning via Carvers rock and Scaddows.

Tuesday 20th February. From Sharlow, led by Tony and Malcolm

13 hardy walkers met at the New Inn Shardlow on Tuesday 20th February. The morning started well as the pub opened up so that we could use their facilities and pre-order our lunch. We set off down the lane and into Great Wilne until we went over the fields to the bridge over the River Derwent. We then took the Midshires Way towards Breaston but the fields leading into the village were very saturated and flooding was rife. Leaving Breaston on the Sawley Rd we again picked up the footpath which crossed several more fields which made the going very difficult in places.

However when we reached the top of Wilne Lane the last 2 miles of the walk were dry underfoot partly due to a management decision to bypass the intended route along the river bank and down the canal. A very welcome lunch was taken in the pub where we were joined by Steve and Bob as well.

Photos by Tony

Previous walks