Category Archives: Short Walks

Short Walk – 21st March 2019

From the car park of The Admiral Rodney on Main Street, Calverton 13 members strolled out towards Ramsdale golf course. Along part of Main Street we passed evidence of houses that had once held a room dedicated to stocking manufacturing.

We turned left up the sandy track of Hollinwood Lane and up and across fields passing over Cockpit Hill, an Iron Age fort site. From there are fine views over Calverton and beyond, a just reward for the effort it took to get up the rather slippery steep hill.

Our return was mainly downhill and we stopped for a photograph at the information board and monument to Calverton’s mining heritage and to celebrate the fact that in 1589 the Rev William Lees invented the stocking frame in the village.

Greg Umney had a flashback to his time underground and attempted to push the coal wagon that was once in daily use at the local colliery. Those were the days!

Next Month Thursday 18th April Teversal Trail – details to follow in April.

Finally the group would like to thank Liz Edwards for acting as the Group Leader for the past few years and we thank and welcome Albert (part time fire officer) Briggs who has volunteered to take on that role.

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Short Walks Group

The short walks group aim to keep the circular walks reasonably short and not too physically demanding!! The last walk was ably led by Phil and Liz Attenborough and we had a lovely walk along the river banks from Gunthorpe before getting together for lunch in the Unicorn pub. We meet on the third Thursday of the month for two or three hours.

The next walk is on Thursday 21st February at 9.45am for a 10.00am start and we are meeting at the Broad Oak, Strelley for a steady walk across fields towards Babbington and Swinggate before heading back to Strelley and the Broad Oak where those who would like to can stop for lunch. The walk will be led by Greg Umney. All members are welcome.

If you are unable to join us because of transport difficulties then don’t let this stop you as we do have members who are prepared to offer car share.

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Christmas came early for twenty three short walkers with a local 4.5 mile circular trek over Beacon Hill, Misk Hills via Misk Farm and back along Long Lane to The Nabb Inn for a ‘Festive Fayre’ meal.

Next Walk: Thursday January 17th 2019 Happy New Year!

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Short Walk to Cropwell Bishop

The Short Walks Group met on Thursday, 19th July, for a walk around Cropwell Bishop and had a lovely lunch at The Plough, Cropwell Butler. It was a very warm day and the group were grateful that the walk was relatively flat and not too strenuous. We had to pass through a field where donkeys were grazing. There were two beautiful little foals.

The next short walk will be on Thursday 16th August, meeting opposite the Ferry Farm at Hoveringham for a 10.00am start, all U3A members are very welcome to join us.

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Short Walk along the River Trent

The Short Walks group last met on 17th May, 2018, and had a very pleasant walk around Bleasby and Fiskerton along the River Trent. The walk was mostly flat apart from the few styles we had to negotiate! Thankfully there were a number of men who helped the ladies. We were lucky as the weather was fine and not too hot! There were 21 of us on this occasion and a number of us had a lovely lunch at the Wagon and Horses in Bleasby.

We will next meet on Thursday 21st June,2018, details of which are to follow. We meet on the 3rd Thursday of the month throughout the year.

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