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Mid-length Walking group

Twenty people came along on Sunday 12th January for our 6 mile walk along the canal. We had a lovely day, which included a coffee/tea in the Heritage Centre cafe at Beeston Lock and then a meal in Wetherspoons at the end!

Our next walk will be on Monday 17th February, 2020. We’ll be getting the first tram after 9:30 am so that we are ready for a 10:15 am start. This is a Nottingham City/Quiz walk and we’ll be working in teams for this.

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For our last walk of the year, 32 happy ramblers made the most of the beautiful sunshine walking from Beeston Weir, along the Trent to Clifton Bridge and back along the canal. After stopping for lunch by Beeston Lock, we looped around Attenborough Nature Reserve, where we encountered the only muddy paths of the day! We ended the day with a welcome drink in the Boat and Horses pub. Thanks go to Philip and Liz Attenborough for leading this lovely walk. We now look forward to exploring more of the countryside next year.

Our walk leaders met in November to plan our walks for 2020 and I am pleased to say that we have another full programme of walks. We will be starting on January 20th with a city centre walk/quiz, followed by food and drinks in a pub.

Thank you to all our 2019 walk leaders who have provided us with an excellent year of walking.

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Our October walk, led by Dave and Carol Insley, started from The Newdigate Pub in West Hallam. This was a 7 mile walk, which provided us with a good variety of scenery and paths, including wooded areas, Mapperley village, parts of The Nutbrook Trail and Shipley Country Park.

Twenty Five walkers enjoyed being out in the fresh air with this lovely group of people. And of course we ended the walk with a drink in the Newdigate Arms!! Thanks go to Dave and Carol.

Our next walk – Monday, November 18th, 2019 – Around Attenborough Nature Reserve

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With the sun breaking through and shining on the group, a very pleasant walk was had across the river from Belper. Starting in the village of Milford, twenty two members climbed out of the village onto the ridge of North Lane, an old Roman road, which offered admiring views. This being Strutt country, the route had several historical facts on the way. We crossed fields and a ford to the road into Belper and then the West Mill and Riverside Gardens.

We had lunch by the river and then tracked the river back to Milford.

Just before entering the village was the 1840 tunnel entrance built by Stephenson and son and still in use. Then it was back to the cars and off to the Hurt Arms pub for refreshments.

Thank you to Greg Umney and David Jackson for providing us with this lovely walk.

Next walk – Monday October 21st – The Nutbrook Trail (West Hallam).

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In August we met in bright sunshine at the Plough Inn, in Farnsfield, ready to set off on a scenic, approximately 7 mile walk around the outskirts of the village.

It was a pleasant and varied walk across fields and along quiet country lanes and footpaths. The first section took us out of the village and across wheat fields up to the Edingley road, then up the lane towards Robin Hood’s Hill, a Bronze Age burial mound. A track led us around the edge of some woods, then up the final (and actually rather gentle) slope to the summit of the hill, where we were rewarded with beautiful 360 degree views across miles of Nottinghamshire countryside and well worth the effort!

After our coffee break and a chance to take in the views, it was downhill all the way, across and between fields, with a lunch stop at the Halifax Bomber Memorial site.

We arrived in the bar at the Plough just as the heavens opened – perfect timing!!

Thank you to Mandy James and Chris West for organising such a lovely walk.

OUR NEXT WALK IS ON MONDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER, FROM BELPER

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