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Friday, 22 June 2018

Friday, 22 Jun 2018

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This gallery is split over several pages. Each page displays pictures from a particular year or years as taken by members whilst on some of the shorter walks, including SWANS. The most recent are at the top of the page. The links below can be used to select the relevant year.

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2018

SWANS - April's Walk

A walk in Bradgate Park led by John and Beryl.


A cool but clear day


Young Fallow Deer


A bit of sun to warm us up


Bradgate House


An Egret, spotted by our walk leader John


Very old oaks

Strollers - April's Walk

A walk led by Rose from Linton Heath




5 Milers - April's Walk

Aprilís 5milers Walk, led by Sue, began in Nailstone where the group of 13 walkers gathered by the Church. The skies were overcast but we completed the walk without getting wet.

The route took us over fields to the outskirts of Bagworth and gave pleasant views over the countryside in spite of few signs of spring. In Bagworth, we changed direction and headed for Barlestone. Nailstone Church spire is such a prominent landmark that the walk from Barlestone back to Nailstone was very straightforward.

After frequent rainfall during previous days, the paths were muddy and this hampered progress at some points. However, a more notable feature was the high number of stiles. We lost count but it could have been a record-breaking number for this Group! Afterwards, most of the walkers stayed on for a convivial lunch at the Gate at Osbaston.


Sheltering from light drizzle at Nailstone Church before we start


Leaving Nailstone behind


A happy bunch


Some 4-legged friends........



Nailstone in sight again


Getting closer.........


SWANS - February's Walk

A 2-mile walk round Grace Dieu Woods led by David, with the help of Ann who provided a bit of the history of Grace Dieu Manor and the woods.


The walkers on the stone bridge over Grace Dieu Brook


The original entrance to Grace Dieu Manor, with a view of the chapel.


Alongside Grace Dieu Brook,

and a view of the woods.............


Strollers - March's Walk

A walk led by Richard in the Swadlincote area.


Flooded woodland.


Walking through Swainspark Wood.


Ready to walk again after our Banana Break.


Part of the walk was on the Ennstone Trail.


Albert Village Lake.

5 Milers - March's Walk

A 5-mile circular walk, led by Pete, starting from The Belper Arms in Newton Burgoland, touching Shackerstone, and along the Asnby Canal.


All we want is a pre-walk pint!!


Outside the Congregational Church in Newton Burgoland


There was still a bit of snow lying around


The Ashby Canal at Shackerstone


"Snow Sculpture"


Strollers - February's Walk

A walk led by Ian and Sue round Willesley Wood.


Banana break over.


Viewing the gravestones at St. Thomas Church.


Snowdrops next to the Church


A pair of nesting swans

SWANS - January's Walk

A walk round Ibstock led by John S. An excellent lunch was enjoyed at the Queen's Head in Heather. The walk started at the cemetery on Pretoria Road..........



Outward bound into the bright sun


Early catkins


Inward bound back to the village

Strollers - January's Walk

A walk led by Owen from Shackerstone, through Bilstone and Congerstone.


St. Peter's Church, Shackerstone


Some paths were reasonably firm............


.......others not so!!


Approaching Congerstone


Group photo in Congerstone


Along the Ashby Canal back towards Shackerstone

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