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The Walking Group

Leader is Bob Baxendale phone 01530 481435

The leader will be at the meeting place whatever the weather and only cancel the walk in consultation with those who turn up on the day. All dogs must be kept under control at all times. Walking boots or strong shoes are recommended. Be prepared for bad weather by taking warm WATERPROOF clothing. Leaders act in a voluntary capacity. All ramblers walk at their own risk.

17th January. Burton on Trent, Tatenhill and the Trent Valley

Twenty walkers gathered at The Albion public house in Burton upon Trent for the walk in sunny and mild weather. After a short walk along Shobnall Road we turned onto the footpath and over two stiles that led to a climb up to the ancient Sinai Park House. The next 2 miles were very wet underfoot with a couple of difficult stiles because of the amount of water and mud around them. On the plus side, the strong winds did not materialise and we enjoyed good views...when you could look up from concentrating on avoiding the next mud patch! Onward into Tatenhill village we turned at the Three Horsehoes public house towards Branston Water Park. Here we had a well-earned coffee break with the luxury of picnic tables and pleasant views over the water. It was then relatively easy going along the Trent and Mersey canal towpath, over a bridge and into Shobnall playing fields. One last challenge awaited; a hundred steps up a steep bank in Oaks Wood and then it was a short descent back to The Albion for food and drink.

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date start time meeting / start point leader duration / distance
6th Feb9:45 for 10 am startThe Globe Inn, Snareston Kevin Greenwalk to Newton Burgoland, Shackerstone and back along canel to Snarestone. Walk about 7.5 miles with stiles.
20th Feb9:45 for 10 am startleader required
6th Marleader required
20th Marleader required
3rd Aprleader required

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