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The Short Walking Group

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

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. The walk will be about 2 or 3 miles and not include any stiles.

Future programme

Fri 15th Mar10:00 amMeet in the Moira Furnace car park by the childrens playgroundBrianBrian will lead us around the paths there.

Friday 16th February. Staunton Harold lower car park for a walk to see snowdrops.

Eleven intrepid walkers set off from the lower car park at Staunton Harold the weather was sunny and dry. We took the road towards the entrance near the Ferrers Arms. The traffic was an inconvenience but after a shortish distance we passed through a gate onto a track taking us up to the entrance gate. This track was very wet and very muddy. We stopped for a group photo and stopped again when we got to the gate as here was a sizeable display of snowdrops. These are not as impressive as Dimminsdale but easier to walk to. We then walked back along the road seeing small clumps of snowdrops on the way. We left the road when we reached the track across the lake from the house. as we left the road we watched a motorbike being filmed by a car following it. The car had a long pole attached to the roof and there were four people inside presumably the driver, camera man, sound recordist and the director. We never found out what it was for. We continued along the track which was relatively dry and mud free, to the private road from the Melbourne entrance and hence to the Ferrers centre where we had cake and drinks. Someone had a pink chocolate drink. After a rest we returned to the car park via the path when we noticed a large display of snowdrops in the hall grounds. The walk was about 2 and 1/3 miles.

Photos by John H. and John D.

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