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Mid-length Walking Group

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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Mid-length Walking Group

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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May’s walk was attended by 22 people. We started from The Dog public house in Pentrich, just inside Derbyshire. This village has history right from Roman times and through the middle ages, with the black plague. In June 1817 some of the residents started an uprising against their poor circumstances, caused by the industrial revolution. This ended in disaster, with the three ringleaders hanged, several deported to Australia and the rest imprisoned.

The walk was from the village, along the old Roman track, into a dell, through a wood, into South Wingfield, passing the river Amber. Having walked through the village we joined a track with a super view of Wingfield Manor, where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned. We continued on this track passing a 17th century water mill, still in working condition. A steep hill and difficult styles brought us back to the Roman track returning us to Pentrich and refreshments at The Dog. Thank you to Paul Haigh for planning and leading this lovely walk.

On Thursday 20th June we are holding an evening ‘Observational Walk’ and BBQ. This is now fully booked, with 37 taking part.

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Our April walk was a 7 mile, mainly flat, walk starting from The Royal Oak pub in Car Colston. We walked over fields, crossing over the A46 on to a quiet road walking towards Kneeton. Heading from Kneeton over fields towards East Bridgford, once again crossing the A46 returning to Car Colston. The walk, led by John Beharall was enjoyed by all; perfect weather as well!!

Our next walk is our first venture into Derbyshire this year:

Monday May 20th – we will start our walk in Pentrich.

Unfortunately I have to say that this group is full but there is a waiting list.

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The March walk from Hayton, managed to find a day where the wind had finally dropped to reasonable levels and 23 of us set off to discover the high ground in North Nottinghamshire. Most agreed this was not an area they were familiar with. After an initial climb in the sun, we were rewarded with great views across Nottinghamshire, including a distant view of Lincoln Cathedral and two power stations. After a stop for a drink, we continued on, following the Trent Valley way for a short distance, before heading through Clayworth and onto the Chesterfield canal towpath. The group slowed to look at all the Canal Boats, with well over 20 moored on this stretch, before walking on for lunch, and then back to the pub.

Special thanks go to the landlady of the Boat Inn at Hayton, who, even though they are closed on Monday as a rule, opened up for toilets before we set off and again for drinks, and food for four of our group, on our return.

This was a great walk, led by Steve and Anne Lawrence.

Our next walk is from Car Colston – on Monday, April 15th, 2019

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