Short Walk Thursday August 27th 2020
Our first official U3A short walk started from the Hucknall tram stop car park (plenty of space currently).
15 members walked in 2 smaller groups with a 30/40m gap between them.
Our route took us through a short section of the Papplewick Green estate before taking the ‘yellow brick’ bridleway alongside the Leen Valley golf course before branching off to the footpath alongside the River Leen which emerges on Papplewick Lane.
The next 2 sections were Moor Pond Wood and Papplewick Dam Wood where we stopped for a group photograph. From 1782 to 1828 the power of the river was harnessed for cotton spinning at Castle Mill .Cutting edge technology in its day. A meander up a gentle slope took us into Papplewick Church for a look around and a drinks stop.
The final section was through Linby village and across to The Ranges, the former Linby Colliery spoil heap, now redeveloped as country/recreational park. At the top there are expansive views in all directions.
Next Walk: Thursday, September 17th, 2020 – details later.
The photograph background is the waterfall at Top Upper Dam. The group are standing apart or in households.
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