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.
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