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Leader Carole Harriman 01530 222634

8th January. Ferrer's Arms to Dimminsdale and back

Seven of us set off from the Ferrers Arms on a sunny but cold morning. We were grateful for the hard overnight frost as the first part of the walk over three fields can be muddy in warmer weather, but Jack Frost gave us a helping hand as the mud was frozen. Our route took us on a path between a thatched cottage and small lake where six curious sheep and a gaggle of more aloof geese saw us on our way to join the driveway taking us to Staunton Harold Hall. After leaving the Hall we took the footpath into Dimminsdale woods, crossing the tail end of the reservoir to Springwood car park where we had a short coffee stop. Then the climb up wooden steps back into Staunton Harold land, through the wooded area to arrive at a high spot with a lovely view of the hall. After descending down we skirted round and to the back of the hall where we took the path through Jaguar wood which proved to be a long and winding route back to the Ferrers Arms. A total of 5.75 miles.

It was then into the pub for lunch. We don't normally finish the Monday walk with lunch but this walk was originally planned for December when we do finish off with lunch, but the snow and ice we had that week meant the walk was cancelled.

Thanks to Carole who organised this walk but unfortunately could not do it today. We followed your clear instructions, Carole.

Photos by John Dogherty

date start time meeting / start point leader duration / distance
12th Feb9.45 for 10 am startMeet at New Lount Nature Reserve, LE67 8JHBarry
12th Mar9.45 for 10 am start
9th Apr9.45 for 10 am start
14th May9.45 for 10 am start
11th Jun9.45 for 10 am start

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