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Category Archives: Mid-Length Walking Group
In September a group of 22 walkers enjoyed a pleasant walk in beautiful sunshine. We started at the Gallows Inn Field, then headed down the Erewash Canal, up through Trowell and along the Nottingham Canal to Cossall.
Those who wore shorts soon realised the error of their ways as the canal footpath was overgrown with brambles and nettles, but we pushed through and made it back to the Erewash Canal. We then enjoyed a picnic lunch back on the playing fields, which was our starting point.
A beautiful day to walk, in good company. Thank you to Philip and Liz Attenborough, our walk leaders.
Our next walk is on Monday, October 18th, 2021 when we’ll be heading to Codnor/Golden Valley. This walk will be led by Dave Kay and Ian Raynor.
We have now settled back into our routine of actually walking, and the most recent Monday found us starting off by the banks of a quiet River Trent. We set off towards Gunthorpe, then headed over the fields to Hoveringham village, coming back to the river at the site of the old Hazelford ferry. After a couple of stops to hear about some of the history of the area, we returned along the river bank. In the past, at times when the river was low, it was possible to cross with a horse and cart, although probably not recommended now.
Many thanks to Paul and Steph Haigh for organizing this walk, and for researching the history of the area.
Our next walk will be led by Philip & Liz Attenborough and will be near Ilkeston, taking in parts of the Erewash canal.
To contact John and Sue, the group leaders, please use the form below:-
Twenty-three of our group had a really good walk in June. Starting from Woodborough Village Hall car park we set off on the circular Lapwing Walk. This walk is quite short for our group (5 miles max), but we had plenty of time to socialise over coffee in Lambley churchyard and then in our picnic at the end of the walk.
John and I really enjoyed the chance to catch up with as many of the group as possible. We are now looking forward to our next walk, which is on Monday 19th July in Southwell. We will be doing the 6-mile Bramley Apple Walk, led by Mandy and Chris; more details will follow on our group email.
Walking in one group worked well in June and we should be okay to do the same in July.
On May 17th, twenty-five of us went to Gunthorpe Bridge for our first walk for 14 months.
We walked in three smaller groups, which gave us the chance to chat and abide by the covid rules! Our route was from Gunthorpe along the river path to Burton Joyce, returning via the wooded path (5 miles).
We had deliberately planned for a shorter walk than normal, to give time to have a picnic in the field by the river afterwards. However, at 12 o’clock the heavens opened, and we all got drowned; hail stones were even making a big splash on the river. So, the picnic was abandoned!
We’d had a lovely morning despite this. It was good to see ‘real’ people after all this time and everyone is looking forward to the next walk in June.
To contact Sue or John, the group leaders, please use the form below:-
We had a good Zoom Meeting on Monday; it’s always great to ‘see’ everyone’s faces. We can’t wait to see people in real life again but for now, this is the best we can do.
A big thank you to Greg and Angela for compiling and presenting a 15 question general knowledge quiz. It was very difficult but no-one else knows your score!! Congratulations to Chris West, this month’s winner; she impressed us all by scoring over 10!
It was good to hear where people had been walking and before you knew it the 40 minutes had gone. We don’t normally walk as a group in December but those present wanted to meet on Zoom again on December 21st.
I hope that you are all well and managing to get out for a few strolls.