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Whitwick & District U3A

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Sunday, 26 May 2019

Sunday, 26 May 2019

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Whitwick & District U3A - Strollers

Objective

A short walk of approx 3 to 4 miles taking approximately two hours, being relatively easy although there may be some stiles and gentle slopes. It is hoped that the walks will be led by various members of the group, although there is no pressure to lead a walk if you feel unable to.

You may also be interested in our SWANS or 5 milers groups.

Venue

Various

Timing

3rd Wednesday of every month 10.30am.

2019

Thu Apr 18th Led by Sue and Ian starting from Newton Burgoland.

Wed May 15th Led by Owen starting from Dimminsdale.

Wed Jun 19th Led by David and Bill in the ticknall area.

Contact

Lorraine and Phil Ellis at strollers at whitwicku3a dot org dot uk

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Pictures

Below are some pictures from a recent walk.

More pictures are in the gallery.

Strollers - May's Walk

The May Strollers,led by Owen, started from Dimminsdale and after climbing 45 steps walked along a permissive path through Spring Wood then across fields towards Melbourne. There are 13 walk-through stiles along the permissive path, each inscribed with part of a poem; from south to north a quotation from Hillaire Belloc and north to south a verse by John Blunt who created the path in 1994. At the end of the permissive path we changed direction towards Breedon on public footpaths and a country lane before heading back to Dimminsdale across more fields and then alongside the wall bounding the Staunton Harold Estate before descending the 45 steps back to the car park. Our Banana Break was taken in the sunshine at the highest point on the walk with views into Derbyshire and of Breedon Church, the Airport Tower and Newbold Coleorton Brickworks chimney. Lunch afterwards was at the Ferrers Arms.


There were 45 steps to climb at the start of the walk.


The permissive path through Spring Wood.


Some bluebells were still in flower.


Part of the quotation from Hillaire Belloc on one of the walk-through stiles.


A view towards Breedon Church.


Banana break with views in all directions.


This is a great view of Staunton Harold Hall in the winter when there are no leaves on the trees.

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