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Mid-Length Walk in the Mud

In January, we revisited Wellow, this time to walk north east of the village on a mixture of farm tracks, woodland, fields plus a little distance on a linking road. The song repeatedly sung was ‘mud, mud, glorious mud’, conditions not being helped at all by rain, sometimes very heavy. Ploughing had also taken place a day or two previously and then on the most distant field we caught up with the farmer busy turning that field over. He saw our plight and kindly created an improvised track for us with his large wheels. Big congratulations and thanks to all of the 27 walkers brave enough to take part!

Our reward was a belated ‘Christmas lunch’ at The Olde Red Lion, very efficiently served and most welcome. Thanks to Paul and Steph Haigh for organising the whole day.

Our next walk will be to Warsop, on Monday February 19th

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January Mid-Length Walk

MID-LENGTH WALKING GROUP

The group’s first outing of 2018 is on Monday January 15th. It’s a 6 mile walk from Wellow, to be led by Paul and Steph Haigh.

Afterward the walk we will be having our belated Christmas lunch. Menus will be emailed to group members, so that you are ready to pre-order at the Olde Red Lion on the day.

Of course you are welcome to walk and not eat, the choice is yours.

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Thanks to Mid-Length Walk Leaders

Our November walk was a 7 mile circular walk from Ticknall, via Staunton Harold Reservoir and Calke Abbey Estate. The forecast was for drizzle but as it turned out we had a dry day with some very pleasant sunshine as we ate our lunch at Calke Abbey.

As is ‘usual’ for our group we culminated the day with a very pleasant drink in the Wheel Inn, in Ticknall. This was a great way to end the group’s walking calendar for the year.

Our walk leaders met a few weeks ago and we have already planned our 2018 programme, which will be emailed out to group members soon. I would like to thank all our walk leaders. They willingly offer their time and expertise and this is the reason our group is successful.

Sue Tedstone.

The group’s next walk, on Monday January 15th 2018 will be to Wellow.

We will be having our belated Christmas lunch after this walk (more details will follow to group members only). Walk to be led by Paul and Steph Haigh.

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On Monday 16th October Philip and Liz Attenborough led 31 of us on a pleasant 7 mile walk, starting from The Bull’s Head in Breaston. We walked along part of the old Derby Canal to Draycott, where many of the villagers still proudly fly their flags. Apparently, seven years ago, the village received a local award for “best in bloom” and flag poles were provided for anyone who wanted one.

We carried on to St Chad’s Water via the River Derwent, where we stopped for lunch. From St Chad’s church we walked along the ‘Coffin Walk’ back to Breaston. Coffins had to be carried a long way prior to the consecration of St Michael’s church, in 1824. Thank goodness we only had a rucksack to carry! We enjoyed drinks in the pub after the walk.

Our next walk will be led by Sue and John Tedstone, on Monday November 20th.
We will be walking from The Village Hall carpark in Ticknall (Free).

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Mid-Length Walking September Update

September’s walk was a 6.5 mile walk from Poolsbrook Country Park, near Chesterfield, with 23 of us walking alongside the lake and through the Nature Reserve before proceeding past Arkwright Solar Farm and along footpaths and tracks. Refreshments were taken before embarking upon a woodland walk emerging at Ringwood Lake before the return to Poolsbrook. This was a new walk for our group and enjoyed by everyone.

Thank you to Lynda and Mark Jackson, our walk leaders.

And a special thank you to everyone who helped our injured walker, Janet.

Our next walk, to be led by Philip and Liz Attenborough, is to Breaston, on Monday 16 October

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