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April’s Short Walk

Fourteen members enjoyed a pleasant 4.5 mile walk around The National Water Sports Centre and Skylark Nature Reserve followed by a meal at The Goose at Gamston. Lovely weather and great company.

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Short Walk – 15 March 2018

Biting winds, hard rain and muddy footpaths were a challenge accepted by a small group of intrepid ‘short walkers’. The walk started at ‘The Hole in the Wall’ in Underwood. This Inn is 300 years old and is named after a huge wall and gypsy encampment bombarded during the Civil War. We left Underwood following a track to New Brinsley and onto Brinsley before circling back to our starting point.

The area we covered has many connections to D. H. Lawrence and his family, one of his aunts lived in a white house to the left of the disused railway track which is now a footpath leading off to the Brinsley Colliery Headstocks which was the location for the mining disaster featured in the film of his novel ‘Sons and Lovers’. The photograph shows would-be film extras posing at the scene.
NEXT MONTH
The short walk is on Thursday April 19th, 2018 – details will be circulated.
David Rose/ Liz Edwards
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Next Short Walk – 15th March 2018

The next Short Walk will be on Thursday, 15th March 2018 and will start at the Hole in the Wall, Underwood.
It is approximately 4.5 miles with about five stiles and varied terrain covering quiet rural areas to the edge of major industry and back again.
We meet at 9.45 am for a 10.00 am start in the car park of the Hole in the Wall.
The pub serves cheap-ish meals and has a carvery. And it will be a dry sunny day!
Everyone is very welcome to join us.
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Short Walk October

Thursday 19th Meet at The Bowman on Nottingham Road
9.45 for a 10am start

The walk starts with a short urban section before entering the Bestwood Country Park then proceeds to follow the old railway track to Moor Road, Goosedale towards Killarney Park followed by an initially undulating path with good views across to the country park and the headstocks.
We then cross Moor Road again, down past the lakes to Butlers Hill and back to the start. Approx 4.5 miles

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Short Walk Thursday September 21st

The walk starts from Gedling Country Park Spring Lane NG4 4
The new visitors’ centre opened earlier this year and when we finish the walk in the park we can meet in the centre where lunches, drinks and snacks are available.
There is ample parking space and the meeting time is 9.45am for a 10am start.
We will initially leave the park to follow some footpaths in the Lambley area .On returning to the park there are options depending on how energetic members are feeling as different well signposted routes are available. However the park is hilly but efforts are well rewarded with fantastic views across Nottinghamshire.
Check their website for more details.
Short Walks Appeal
Currently Liz Edwards has to step back from activities due to family health issues.
She is prepared to carry on being the distributor of information but would really like a volunteer to take over for a while.
You would not be expected to organise the walks and routes which is a team effort.
We currently need members to organise October, November and December.
Please contact Liz or myself if you can offer one or more of these dates.
Thanks David Rose and Liz Edwards

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