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Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Tuesday, 13 Nov 2018

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Whitwick & District U3A - Ramblers

(Previously called Medium Walks Group)

This group meets for a walk of approximately 7 to 8 miles once a month. It has been agreed by the membership of this group that no dogs are allowed on the walks.

All those members who feel able will participate in leading walks.

You may also be interested in the Striders group, whose walks are up to 9 or 10 miles.




1st Friday of the month.


Fri Jan 5th Ann is leading our first walk of the year. We will start from Ticknall village car park at 9.30 am.

Fri Feb 2nd Led by Rose, a walk which will be around 6 miles, starting in Breedon and walking along the Cloud Trail.

Fri Mar 2nd CANCELLED due to weather conditions. Led by Brian, the walk starts from the car park at Groby Pool and will take us through Groby village and into Martinshaw Woods and then through Ratby Burroughs, Groby Lodge Farm and Lady Hay Wood. Probably about 8 miles.

Fri Apr 6th Led by Joyce . It will be a circular walk of around 7.5 miles starting in Desford and going through Peckleton.

Fri May 4th Marlene and Neil will be leading us on a 7 mile walk from Loughborough through to the Outwoods and Beacon Hill.

Fri Jun 1st Phryne is leading our walk on which will start at Mount St Bernard Abbey - LE67 5UL. From the Abbey we will cross the road and go down through the woods to Blackbrook Reservoir. Then along a disused rail track and returning over high ground to the Abbey. About 7-8 miles with a few stiles

Fri Jul 6th CANCELLED due to excessively hot weather. Led by Andrea. It is approximately 7 miles long starting from the Lount Nature Reserve.

Fri Aug 3rd Joyce will be leading the Ramblers this time. The walk starts at Moira Furnace and goes through Ashby Wolds to Oakthorpe, Donisthorpe and back along part of the Ashby Canal, a distance of about 7 miles.

Fri Sep 7th This month's walk will be led by Sue. The walk will begin on the outskirts of Shepshed at 9.30am and follow a country lane to Belton. The rest of the walk will be on field footpaths to Osgathorpe and via Low Woods back to Shepshed, a distance of approximately 6.5 miles.

Fri Oct 5th Andrea will be leading the walk which will start at Lount Nature Reserve and is the one that she had planned for July this year but was cancelled due to the heat! Not something that happens very often. Further details will be sent out to group members soon.

Fri Nov 2nd Our walk will be led by Alison this month. The walk starts in Markfield and goes to Thornton Reservoir, Ratby Burrows and Little John.

Fri Dec 7th Alison TBA


Shown below are scenes from a recent walk. Pictures from other walks are available in the Gallery


Rose at ramblers at whitwicku3a dot org dot uk

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Novembers's Ramblers

Some scenes from alongside Thornton Reservoir taken during the November walk led by Alison from Markfield to Thornton.

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