FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2019
Thursday 21st february 2019 Walk Report.
21 walkers assembled at the Bull’s Head, Arthingworth, on an unseasonally warm and dry February morning. We were pleased to welcome two new ladies, Caroline and Ann, who joined us for the walk and were keen to join the club.
After a short briefing, Chris S led us on her first walk as
leader. We walked along the road, past St Andrew’s Church then headed east across
the the undulating fields with clear views towards Harrington, eventually
dropping down to cross the River Ise at Newbottle Bridge.
By now the sun was shining as we steadily made our way up
the hill on a country road to St Peter and St Paul’s Church Harrington for our
"banana break”. The numerous snowdrops
and aconites in the graveyard were at their peak of perfection so the keen
photographers of our merry band were able to snap away.
We then continued on the pavement up into the village of
Harrington and past the Tollemache Arms to reach the footpath to take us back
to Arthingworth. From the footpath, we
were able to see "The Falls”, the remains of the medieval fishponds and
terraces as well as sunken garden belonging to the manor, which was pulled down
by the Lionel Tollemache in 1745.
Back marker and chairman
climbing a few stiles, we reached the old bridge to, once again, cross the
River Ise and then walk back to the Bull’s Head where we were joined by Margaret B and David S for a well-earned lunch.
Thanks to Julie S and John A for all their help as support and
Chairman's note. A very big thank you to Chris S on leading her first walk which she did in a most assured manner and provided a wealth of information en route. She also provided this excellent report.
posted by CHANGERINGER on February 22, 2019 21:10 under Walk Reports
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2019
Saturday 16th February 2019 Walk Report.
17 walkers gathered at the Stag at Maidwell on a dry, overcast day with a light wind blowing.
Three new walkers ( Mark T, Chrissy O and Margarite H) were welcomed by Julie S.
On leaving the pub and taking the side road to Manor Farm they paused to to view the magnificent waterfall and dry ironstone wall with a grinding stone as a feature.
Continuing on to Blueberry Lodge the footpath became very muddy.
Had the horse been on the same footpath?
Next they turned towards Houghton crossing and en route saw a pack of foot beagles in full flight accompanied by hunting horns.
As if that wasn't enough excitement they next met up with a group of twitchers with scopes on tripods and they were kind enough to let the group view a distant Great grey Shrike, a very rare sighting .
On following the Brampton Way to the Maidwell turn by way of the old railway cast iron footbridge they arrived back at the pub where they were joined by Honourary Life Member John C plus Margaret B, Ann R and Shirley H.
All agreed that it had been a good friendly and happy walk as evidenced by the smiling faces in the pictures below.
Who's a naughty boy then?
Thanks to John A for organising and leading this very interesting walk and to Julie S for acting as back marker and providing the photographs.
posted by CHANGERINGER on February 17, 2019 14:29 under Walk Reports
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2019
S has decided to step down as Rambles Secretary after completion of the 2019
Summer card and the club requires a replacement for this important position
which includes membership of the committee.
main duties involved occur twice a year and are as follows:-
February/September each year, approach potential walk leaders to fill programme
card for the next 6 months. Weekend walks mostly take place on alternate
Saturday/Sunday, the week when there is not a Thursday walk. (Summer card runs
from beginning of May to end of October, Autumn/Winter card from beginning of
November to end of April)
dates are filled, forward details to Sarah S, who will type the programme card
and publicity leaflet. Liaise with Sarah as to the date this information is
required. Printing is done at Bishop
Stopford School,so there is a need to be aware of school closures, particularly
at Easter for printing of Summer Card.
labels from the membership register.
for envelopes to be distributed
(weekend) rambles on to website (inform Sarah of any changes/cancellations of
rambles) for updating on website
delivery of forthcoming card, should be completed at least two weeks prior to
the first ramble on programme.
you are interested in taking on this important role in the club please contact
the chairman via his normal contact details.
posted by CHANGERINGER on February 13, 2019 7:58 under General
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2019
Brand new 2L hydration pack for sale.
Vonnie M has a brand new 2L hydration pack as per picture below for sale. £5.
Contact Vonnie on 07899917229.
posted by CHANGERINGER on February 11, 2019 10:16 under General
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2019
Thursday 7th February 2019 Walk Report.
26 walkers left home in bright weather to arrive at the Bell in Gumley with a leaden sky and strong winds.
Lunches were ordered and announcements made.
We set off down towards the canal made easier by stile being replaced by gates.
Over the canal and around past the canal junction to return to the bridge by a field path ( around not across).
A steep muddy path took us back to the towpath. This proved difficult for most.
Jane: Dot can you remind me how much fun
I am having?
The towpath to the break point was easier travel but the wind increased to produce a sharp heavy shower as we paused for our break.
The second towpath stretch to bridge 68 proved harder after the night's heavy rain.
Two stiles were crossed.
Then it was up the hill to Debdale Grange ( no barking dogs this time).
Then along the road to join the path past the woods and back into Gumley via a last muddy gate and hill.
Back at the Bell a well deserved meal was had by all. At this point the weather had cleared and the wind dropped as we sat in the pub proving that you cannot control the weather!
Thanks to Stephen P for organising this Winter walk and for providing this report. Thanks to Helen P for acting as back marker and to Sue H for providing the pictures.
posted by CHANGERINGER on February 08, 2019 19:45 under Walk Reports