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Mid-length Walking Group

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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Our February walk started from the picturesque Lincolnshire village of Woolsthorpe.
By prior arrangement our party of 26 were allowed onto the site at Lock 14 of the Grantham Canal. The site supervisor talked to us about the progress that had been made in the restoration of the lock. The main source of funding for the project is the Heritage Lottery Fund, so everything has to be restored in accordance with methods used 200 years ago.

We continued along the track of the old Woolsthorpe branch line, re-joining the tow path at Woolsthorpe Wharf, then onto Casthorpe Bridge before crossing the canal and traversing fields on the way back to Woolsthorpe.

Then the rain came, just as we were eating our sandwiches!! But, the sun came out as we reached the hill top overlooking Woolsthorpe, giving us a perfect view of Belvoir Castle and the Nottingham skyline to the west. After a 6.5 mile walk and wet from the rain, a wood burning open fire in The Chequers was a welcome sight!

Thank you to Dave Kay and Ian Raynor – a great walk.

Our next walk will be from Hayton, near Retford on Monday 18th March, 2019

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In January we swapped muddy fields and stiles for the paved streets of Nottingham city centre and took part in our first ‘Architectural Awareness photo quiz walk’.

The event proved very popular, with 41 taking part. We were split into six teams, each of which was provided with a sheet of 28 photos of specific architectural features of some of the older buildings, a list of street names and a city centre map. The aim was to match the photos to the location and to return to The Bell Inn once completed. We had really earned our lunch!

John Saunders and David Jackson planned the whole event, so they had the task of marking our sheets. Who could have guessed how competitive all the teams would prove to be and how fastidious in their quest! Of the six teams, four correctly placed all of the photos, with the other two teams only marginally behind. After a set of tie-break questions, ‘Roadrunners’ won by the narrowest of margins; captained by John Beharall.

So well did the participants do that the organisers have sworn to be sneakier next time!

Our next walk is – Belvoir on Monday 18th February, 2019

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January Mid-Length Walk

Our next walk will be an Architectural Awareness Walk/Quiz in Nottingham City Centre, on Monday, January 21st, 2019 (10:15 am start). We will be placed into four groups on arrival, so I would appreciate it if you could let me know whether you intend to come along or not. We intend to eat in The Bell Inn afterwards and you will need to have pre-ordered your food with me before the day.

Our group is full but I have a waiting list. To contact Sue Tedstone, the group Co-ordinator, please use the form below:-

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