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Walks take place on the third Sunday of odd numbered months and the third Wednesday of even numbered months (date may vary in December).
They are typically around 4 to 5 miles, not strenuous, think of this as a sociable event at a leisurely pace. We have a short stop around halfway, for drink/snack (take with you). After the walk we go to a pub or similar for lunch. Most participants stay for the lunch, but this is optional; you can come for just the walk or just the lunch.
Walk on 18/3/18
In Summer we occasionally do a longer walk of up to 7 or 8 miles and you will need to take a picnic lunch with you; there will be more, and longer, stops on these walks.
Locations vary from the flatter South and West sides of Derby, or to the North up into the Peak District.
Usually around 8 to 12 members take part, with one member planning and leading on a rotational basis. Another participant will volunteer(!) to write a riveting account for the Newsletter, so every walk is recorded for eternal posterity.
Walks commence at 10.00 am, and we ask you to arrive at the start point by 9.45 am to ensure a prompt departure.
We will be in the countryside, on paths and crossing fields, so expect MUD for much of the year. You should wear walking boots. In Winter wear warm clothing, hat and gloves recommended, and take an additional spare layer. In Summer take sun protection. And at any time of year be prepared for rain! Trekking poles may be useful if you have them. Take something to drink and a few nibbles for morning break, and camera if you wish.
We usually need to book a table for the meal, so you will need to contact the leader in advance if you intend coming. Contact information is in the bimonthly Newsletter; alternatively use the details on the Contacts page.
Sunday 17th November: Dale Abbey (Ilkeston)
Grid ref: SK 436 388; nearest postcode DE7 4PP; see map.
This will be a fairly local walk for all our regular walkers. Meet at The Carpenter's Arms, Moor Lane, Dale Abbey, Ilkeston, just off the A6096 between Ilkeston and Spondon. Meet in the car park at the pub at 9.45 am for a 10.00 am start. The walk is 4¾ miles long and is a flattish walk over fields, through Locko Park and woodland areas with nice views.
Followed by lunch at The Carpenter's Arms. They do a Sunday roast or a variety of smaller meals etc.
Please contact us if you wish to attend the walk and if you would like to stay for lunch.
Details to be published later for:
Wednesday 11th December Change of date
Sunday 19th January
Wednesday 19th February
Sunday 15th March
Wednesday 15th April
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