Category Archives: Short Walks

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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Short Walks – 17 May, 2018

The walk this month starts from Bleasby. The distance is about 4.5 miles, mainly level, along the river with some gentle undulations on reasonable ground.

Meet at 9.45 am for a 10.00 am start at the Wagon and Horses, Gypsy Lane, NG14 7GG. Parking permission has been granted and the food in this pub is reasonably priced and of good quality.

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April’s Short Walk

Fourteen members enjoyed a pleasant 4.5 mile walk around The National Water Sports Centre and Skylark Nature Reserve followed by a meal at The Goose at Gamston. Lovely weather and great company.

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Short Walk – 15 March 2018

Biting winds, hard rain and muddy footpaths were a challenge accepted by a small group of intrepid ‘short walkers’. The walk started at ‘The Hole in the Wall’ in Underwood. This Inn is 300 years old and is named after a huge wall and gypsy encampment bombarded during the Civil War. We left Underwood following a track to New Brinsley and onto Brinsley before circling back to our starting point.

The area we covered has many connections to D. H. Lawrence and his family, one of his aunts lived in a white house to the left of the disused railway track which is now a footpath leading off to the Brinsley Colliery Headstocks which was the location for the mining disaster featured in the film of his novel ‘Sons and Lovers’. The photograph shows would-be film extras posing at the scene.
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The short walk is on Thursday April 19th, 2018 – details will be circulated.
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