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Monday, 15 October 2018

Monday, 15 Oct 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.

Venue

Various

Timing

1st Friday of the month.

2018

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 Carol and Richard TBA

Fri Dec 7th Alison TBA

Pictures

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

Contact

Rose at ramblers at whitwicku3a dot org dot uk

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Septembers's Ramblers

In September, eleven members of the Ramblers Group met on the outskirts of Shepshed for a 7 mile circular walk led by Sue.
The walk began by following Carr Lane to the village of Belton. We paused by the Maypole which is an unusual feature to find in villages or towns these days. However, Sue had been able to discover only limited information about it or the Belton Horse Fair.
We then walked on field footpaths to Osgathorpe where the fascinating story of Mr Thomas Harley and the Harley Trust was relayed twice once by Sue and then by one of the Trustees!
From Osgathorpe, the route led back towards Shepshed via Low Woods and by Black Brook. Throughout the walk, there had been delightful views across Charnwood Forest.


Walking along Carr Lane towards Belton


Inquisitive creatures near Osgathorpe


Banana break outside Osgathorpe Church


Walking towards Shepshed


Lunch!

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