Category Archives: Mid-Length Walking Group

October Mid-Length Walk

Despite a slightly damp start twenty-eight brave souls enjoyed walking both the old Nottingham Canal and the Erewash Canal from Langley Mill to Awsworth and back, some 6.8 miles.

We managed to avoid all of the muddy fields by taking a detour around the sewage works and ended up at the Great Northern Pub for the usual debrief and refreshments!

Thank you to Philip and Liz Attenborough; this was lovely walk.

Our next walk will be on Monday, November 19th,
From: The Unicorn Pub at Gunthorpe Bridge to Burton Joyce with (optional) lunch.

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September’s Mid-length Walk

After receiving a briefing on the history of the village of Heage, including tales of murder and ghosts, the 21 strong group set off on a “gently undulating” walk which circled the village, taking in the unique and picturesque Heage windmill. One of the group had a close encounter with a tree but she survived! The weather held out and we enjoyed some super views.

Thanks go to Mark and Lynda Jackson.

October’s Walk is a canal walk, starting from Langley Mill (6.5 miles)

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August Mid-length Walk

Our August walk started in the lovely village of Litton in Derbyshire. It was advertised as a ‘Five Dales Walk’ and we walked through Tansley, Cressbrook, Water-Cum-Jolly, Miller’s and Tideswell Dales. Walking conditions were generally good apart from the steep descent into Tansley Dale (sorry everyone!). It was a really interesting walk with lots to see and beautiful landscapes. We negotiated 3 stone step stiles and I can report that we all got over them with ease (this time!). Our group’s skills can be quite impressive on occasions!! After 6.7 miles of strenuous exercise, a drink at The Red Lion Pub in Litton was most welcome. Thank you to John Tedstone for leading the walk.

On Monday, 17th September, our walk will be starting from Heage in Derbyshire.

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July Mid-length walk

Our July walk was a 7 mile circular from the village of Pilsley in the Chatsworth Estate and, once again, we were blessed with dry weather. Our breaks were in unusual places, with coffee in the graveyard at Edensor church, where the little wall around Joseph Paxton’s tomb provided a very comfy seat for us all. Then lunch was in the graveyard at Baslow church!! It was a good walk with excellent views; thank you to our walk leader, John Tedstone. Drinks were rather pricey in The Devonshire Arms in Pilsley but the get together after our walks is always enjoyable.

Our next walk will be led by Sue and John Tedstone on: Monday, August 20th, 2018. We will be doing a 7-mile circular starting from Litton, Derbyshire.

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Treasure Hunt

Our first Summer Treasure Hunt was a huge success. Thirty six of our members walked around Linby & Papplewick in a 4.5 mile loop, searching for answers to clues set out in rhyme by Mark and Lynda. This was on the 21st June, which is the longest day.

Whilst the Sun shone down and the sky was blue
Team “4 Stooges” were the team that won the day
They were just that much better, what more can I say?
Like the tortoise winning against the hare in the story
Mandy, Irene, Teresa and John took the glory
A barbecue followed, which was hosted by Steph & Paul
And a thoroughly good time was had by us all!!

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