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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 stiles.

National U3A has issued guidelines to enable walking 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 stop at a cafe after walking with no restrictions but you may still need a facemask to enter the cafe.

Future programme

Friday 18th March. Ticknall to Calke and back

This was the planned walk for February but as there was a storm due and we were told not to travel unless essential and avoid woods, we cancelled the walk and this month we could not have had better weather blue skies next to no wind and 7 people wanting to walk. We set off into Calke and took the path to the new childrens area where we met up with 2 more U3A members. As the outdoor cafe was closed as expected we decided to extend the walk and walk to the main cafe as a group of 9. This was open so we stopped and had a leisurely drink before saying goodbye to the extra 2 and set off back to Ticknall arriving at 12.15. The walk was slightly longer than usual at 3.6 miles but worth it as the weather was so good

Photos by Margaret Howlett

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