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Whitwick & District U3A

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Monday, 28 September 2020

Monday, 28 Sep 2020

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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.

Please note that following Government advice re Covid 19, physical group meetings are currently suspended.




1st Friday of the month.


January - NO WALK

Fri Feb 7th - Led by Ann, we are starting at Moira Furnace where there is plenty of free parking and toilets and will meet in the small surfaced car park nearest to the furnace. From there we will walk north along the canal passing Conkers and on to the hamlet of Boothorpe, then take a quiet lane into Blackfordby where there are a couple of seats with a view near the church for banana break. Then there is a mainly straight downhill route in the direction of Ashby. Before hitting Ashby we will turn off to cross the Moira Road and join the Ivanhoe way for a while before reaching Hicks Lodge. Here we can use the facilities and have our lunch. Maybe walkers would like to buy a hot drink/lunch/cake and we can use their benches to sit on without a guilty conscience! From Hicks Lodge we will be going through Newfield Colliery Wood back to Moira Furnace. Approx 7.5 miles, some uphill stretches, very few stiles

Fri Mar 6th - Led by Sue, starting from Sence Valley Forest Park. CANCELLED due to conditions underfoot.

Fri Apr 3rd - to be led by Joyce

Fri May 1st - to be led by Phryne

Fri Jun 5th - to be led by Marlene and Neil

Fri Jul 3rd - to be led by Lynda

Fri Aug 7th - to be led by Andrea

Fri Sep 4th - to be led by Pearl

Fri Oct 2nd - to be led by Richard and Carol

Fri Nov 6th - to be led by Brian

Fri Dec 4th - to be led by Tony R


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


Owen Bailey at ramblers at whitwicku3a dot org dot uk

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February's Ramblers

Well-wrapped walkers on a track
Gorse Lane towards Boothorpe.

Crssing a rather muddy field
From Blackfordby towards Ashby.

Eating lunches at benches in the sunshine
Lunch at Hick's Lodge.

Standing on a footbridge over the canal
Back at Moira Furnace.

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