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Mid-length Walking Group

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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Our July walk started from the peaceful village of Gunthorpe, leading to the tiny village of Caythorpe, walking on field paths through the picturesque countryside, crossing wooden footbridges and over a couple of stiles. Then it was on to Hoveringham to join the relaxing riverside path with superb views of the River Trent. We followed the riverside path (Trent Valley Way), with one more stile and three more gates to reach Gunthorpe Lock and finally back to the Unicorn Pub.

Thank you to John Saunders and Angela Cornish for planning this lovely relaxing walk.

Our next walk will be on: Monday, August 19th, 2019, starting from The Plough Inn, Farnsfield.

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Following on from last year’s Treasure Hunt Walk, in June, the Mid-Length Walking Group, had an evening Observational Walk with 29 walkers doing a linear walk from Blidworth to Papplewick. Their eyes were peeled for features that they might be asked about on their return.

The Group enjoyed one of the warmest evenings of the year and returned to a BBQ at Steph & Paul Haigh’s, where the winning team, Sue & Dave Naylor, Mandy James, Chris West & June Whitmore received their winning rosettes and a highly valued trophy!

Our thanks go to Mark and Lynda for organising the walk and all the questions and to Steph and Paul for being such brilliant hosts.

Our next walk will be on Monday July 15th, from The Unicorn at Gunthorpe.

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