Ashfield U3A Walking Group 'C' - Strollers


TELEPHONE NUMBER(S): 01773-860279 or 07791-425094


VENUE: Various outdoor venues

MEETING DATE & TIME: Second Wednesday of the month. Arrival: 10:20 for 10:30 start - Walk End: 11:50approx. - Refreshments End: 12:45 approx.

COST OF VENUE, MATERIALS ETC.: Car park charges to venues may be payable. Car sharing is encouraged.




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Walks are gentle and between one-and-a half miles and two-and-a half miles, with the majority at two miles or less. The starting points of the walks are usually within 9 miles of Kirkby Centre. All walks have refreshments at the end.

When travelling in someone else's car, we suggest a donation of £3 to the driver to help offset fuel costs and maintenance.

Date Time Walking Area Meeting Point
8th March 10:30 Teversal Trails Park in the Teversal Visitor's Centre car park, Carnarvon Street, [off Fackley Road], Teversal NG17 3HJ.
12th April 10:30 King's Mill Reservoir, Sutton-in-Ashfield Car park near the sailing club, off the access road to the reservoir at the Sutton end of the MARR road, nearest postcode NG17 4PA.
10th May 10:30 Bestwood Country Park (footpaths through Big Wood and then trails) The car park outside Bestwood Lodge Hotel, Bestwood Lodge Drive, Arnold, NG5 8NE. Please park close to the road entrance. WCs on Bestwood Lodge Drive shortly before reaching the Hotel, open from 10 am. [Note – ‘No Through Road’ from Bestwood village via Alexandra Lodges to the Hotel].
7th June 10:30 Pleasley Pit Country Park & Local Nature Reserve [NEW] From the roundabout on the A617 north of Pleasley, take the exit for Pleasley Village, then turn right into Pit Lane. Drive on to the Country Park car park on the left NG19 7PH.
12th July 10:30 Shipley Country Park, Heanor Main Visitor Centre car park, Slack Lane, Heanor DE75 7GX (from Heanor Gate Road).
9th August 10:30 Papplewick & Mill Ponds The rear car park of the Horse & Groom, Main Street, Linby NG15 8AE.
13th September 10:30 Nottingham Canal & Erewash Canal, Eastwood Park on Tinsley Road, Eastwood NG16 3RL. Coming from Sutton/Kirkby on the A608, keep straight ahead at the Mansfield Road/ Nottingham Road/ Derby Road junction and go down Church Street. At the sharp corner, continue forward across the bridge over the A610 dual carriageway. Turn right at the T-junction.
11th October 10:30 Harlow Wood NB - THIS WALK HAS BEEN CANCELLED
8th November 10:30 Vicar Water, Mansfield Road, Clipstone Car park next to the cafe and Visitor Centre (Rumbles Catering Project, Mansfield Road, Clipstone Village, Mansfield NG21 9AA).
13th December 10:30 Rufford Abbey Country Park Main car park off the A614. (Rufford Abbey Country Park, The Abbey, Ollerton, Newark NG22 9DF).
10th January - - Winter Break - NO MEETING THIS MONTH
14th February 10:30 Ironville & Codnor Park Reservoir Jacksdale Community Centre, Main Road, Jacksdale NG16 5JU

Bestwood Country Park - 10/05/2017 - Bee Orchid

Teversal Trails - 08/03/2017 - 360 degree view from the top included Hardwick, Crich and even Lincoln Cathedral.

Papplewick & Mill Ponds - 10/08/2016

King's Mill Reservoir - 13/04/2016

Awsworth, Cossall and Nottingham Canal - 09/03/2016

Oaktree Heath - 14/08/2013

Hardwick Lakes - 10/10/2012

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