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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

Sat 18th Dec10:00 amMeet at the Oakthorpe colliery picnic site same as last month.JohnFor a walk to Hicks Lodge for a drink and bun, and back again about 2.5 miles.

Friday 19th November. Donisthorpe Picnic Area and Willesley Woods

It was a dry but overcast day when 8 walkers and Lily the dog went for a walk around Willesley Wooods starting from the Donisthorpe picnic area car park. The walk was about 1 3/4 miles around the outer rim but cutting back onto the gravel path. to avoid the muddier areas. We visited the memorial which still showed the wreaths from Remembrance Sunday. We admired the fence included into a tree and the metal tortoise. On completion of the walk we went to the newly opened Eden Cafe in Moira for drinks, all except Lily and her keeper Sandra.

Photos by Margarett Howlett

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