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Whitwick & District U3A

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Saturday, 21 May 2022

Saturday, 21 May 2022

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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.

Participants should also complete a personal risk assessment - this does not need to be shared with the Group Leader. For details of meeting arrangements etc., please contact the Group Leaders.

New members are very welcome.

Venue

Various

Timing

3rd Wednesday of every month 10.30am.

2022

Wed Jan 19th Our first walk of 2022 will be led by John Stent and take in Lount Woods leading to views of Staunton Harold Hall and Church. Details of the walk and the meeting point will be sent to members nearer the time.

Wed Feb 16th Led by Sue and Ian, we will walk around the Albert Village/Greasley area

Wed Mar 16th To be led by Tony from Melbourne

Wed Apr 20th Walk cancelled

Wed May 18th Led by Steve and Christine, our walk will be around the Queen Elizabeth woodlands, Heather. Details will be sent to group members

Wed Jun 15th The walk will be around Ticknall with an optional lunch at the Staff of Life after. Details will be sent to group members nearer the time. New members are always welcome.

Wed Jul 20th To be led by Madeline, details to follow

Wed Aug 17th Walk leader needed

Wed Sep 21st To be led by Phil and Lorraine, details to follow

Wed Oct 19th To be led by Mark and Mell, details to follow

Wed Nov 16th To be led by Sue and Ian, details to follow

Wed Dec 14th tbc

Contact

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

Please note that as an anti-spam measure e-mail addresses on this page are NOT links, but should be manually copied

Pictures

Below are some pictures from a recent walk.

More pictures are in the gallery.

2022

Strollers - March's Walk

A walk led by Tony from Melbourne, with optional lunch afterwards at the Melbourne Hall Tearooms

walkers in wood
Leaving Melbourne and approaching Wilson..........

walkers having lunch at benches with view in bachground

Strollers - February's Walk

A 3.5 mile walk led by Sue and Ian from Albert Village, with lunch afterwards at the Halfway House, Donisthorpe.

walkers in wood
In Tunnel Wood

walkers having lunch at benches with view in bachground
Lunch just outside Tunnel Wood.

view of railway line from high up in wood
The Ivanhoe Line entering the tunnel.

view of lake with walkers in distance
Back at Albert Village Lake

Strollers - January's Walk

For our first walk of 2022 John led us from Lount, through Lount Woods, past Staunton Harold Church and back to Lount for a lunch at the Ferrer's Arms. Below are some pictures of the group at Staunton Harold.

a group of walkers resting near a lake

walkers crossing a bridge over a lake

a view of a church across a field and lake

2021

Strollers - December's Walk

A short 2.5-mile walk led by Lorraine and Phil, round Coleorton, with lunch at the George.

walkers standing next to a demoloished brige
At the Aqueduct Bridge on Aqueduct Road, and it's blue plaque..........

the blue plaque for the bridge

walkers standing outside a public house
Thirsty walkers waiting for The George to open.

Strollers - September's Walk

A 4-mile walk led by Lorraine and Phil, starting at Stenson, along the Trent and Mersey canal and through Findern. Lunch was at the Bubble Inn in Stenson.

a bridge over the canal
Trent and Mersey Canal........

walkers on the canal towpath walking towards a metal bridge over the canal

walkers walking through a village with a church in the background
Through Findern.

walkers resting near a marina
Banana break in Mercia Marina

a walker looking at swans on the canal bank
Hey! this is Strollers, not SWANS

walkers on the canal towpath near a passing boat
Trent and Mersey Canal

Strollers - August's Walk

A near-4-mile walk from Ticknall led by David. The walk passed through the Limeyards, across the fields to Serpentine Wood with views of Staunton Harold Reservoir, and back to Ticknall via part of the National Forest Way. Optional lunch afterwards was at the Staff of Life pub in Ticknall.

11 walkers sitting or standing during a break
In the Limeyards

11 walkers sitting or standing during a break
A break in Serpentine Wood..........

11 walkers sitting or standing during a break
.....and on the move again post break

Strollers - July's Walk

A walk from Coton-in-the-Elms led by Tony on a very hot day. All walkers survived and returned to the Bubble Inn where some decided to stay for lunch. Here's a picture of the group having a break.

11 walkers sitting or standing during a break

Strollers - May's Walk

The first walk of 2021, following the relaxation of some of the Covid restrictions, a walk from Mountsorrel.

Walkers standing in front of lock gates

Walkers standing on hilltop alongside a beacon basket

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