Sunday 8th October. Sywell, Northamptonshire. This circular route skirts the former
drinking-water reservoir in Sywell Country Park, offering the chance to spot resident
and visiting bird species.
Sunday 22nd October. AGM at 13:30 in the Village Hall in Peatling Parva. Before the
meeting there will be a short walk at 10:00, leader Val Deacon. The meeting will
take place after a “Soup & Pud” lunch at 12:30; members are invited to bring soup
and/or pudding - please discuss with Hilary Manning (01455 556660) who will be coordinating
Sunday 12th November, Shearsby. This is an easy local walk over rolling countryside,
taking in the villages of Shearsby, Arnesby, Peatling Magna and Bruntingthorpe. No
hills but quite a few stiles. Park on the road next to "The Chandlers Arms".
Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th November. Weekend in Alstonfield, Derbyshire. The proposed
walking programme is a short walk on Saturday, a walk of about 9 miles on Sunday
and maybe a short walk on Monday - the latter could be a field exercise involving
navigational skills. Accommodation will be in the YHA . The hostel has three 4-bunk
rooms, each with en-suite and bedding. There is a large sitting/kitchen/dining room
enabling members to self-cater for breakfasts and packed lunches. It is envisaged
that we’ll eat-in on Saturday night, with Geoff Manning leading the meal preparation.
For Sunday we expect to eat in the local pub. Arrival will be from 15.00 on Saturday
and departure must be by 10.00 on the Monday. We will have sole use of the main
Hostel, and the price will be £35 per person for 12 people; If we have more than
12 people there is overflow accommodation next door. Interested members should inform
Anita (07885 518 388) ASAP.
Sunday 3rd December. Christmas Lunch at the Greyhound Inn, Lutterworth. Julie Nelson
will issue details during November.
Our recent committee meeting covered the following areas:
Walk Leader and map reading Training remains available (free, but bring your own
lunch). Just contact our chairperson.
The Jersey Coastal Path (45 miles) and The Ridgeway have been suggested as candidates
for a long distance walk (3/5 days) in the programme for 2018, possibly for our Spring
walking weekend next May
A First-aid training course is proposed if sufficient people are interested: contact
Anita (07885 518 388) for details
If anyone is willing to arrange a social evening– such as long-alley skittles- please
contact any committee member.
Committee vacancies exist for: Secretary, Walks Overseer and a General member. An
email, with more details, will be sent to all members.
Volunteer walk leaders permitting, it has been decided to include walks on Bank Holidays