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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2019


2019 Club Weekend Reminder.



Just to remind members that the annual club weekend takes place Friday 4th October for two nights. This year it is being held at Newton House Hotel in Derbyshire, near Ashbourne.. The cost is £198pp for a double or twin and £218 for a single.. All meals and three guided walks are included.
A deposit of £25pp is needed by the end of January. For more details contact Sue H.

posted by CHANGERINGER on  January 16, 2019 9:35  under Special Occasions


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MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 2019


Goodwill Nomination Reminder.



If you want nominate a charity for the forthcoming year's Goodwill Money please let any member of the committee know by 28th January.

posted by CHANGERINGER on  January 14, 2019 12:52  under General


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MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 2019


Gaiters for sale.



Vonnie M has a pair of ankle gaiters for sale as per the picture below.
Asking a very reasonable £7.
If you fancy them contact Vonnie on 07899917229.


posted by CHANGERINGER on  January 14, 2019 12:48  under General


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SUNDAY, JANUARY 13, 2019


Thursday 10th January 2019 Walk Report.



On 10 January 25 of us set off on our 5 mile walk from beautiful Easton on the Hill, down through fields across a couple of stiles.




Then  across a railway line into the park lands of Stamford where Boudicca chased the Romans.





Our back-marker valiantly chased us to benches for banana break.



 We then skirted the rivulet near the town and made our way through narrow passages and a tunnel to the High Street, 




 Passing The George climbed the hill and on up to St Martin’s Without passing an ornate entrance to Burghley House.



 We were in cheerful spirits. 



Although the skies were mainly overcast, there were brief glimpses of sunshine and conditions underfoot were easy. Views were long. The final stage of our walk took us along a field track, past the astonishing ruins of Wothorpe Tower (we understand the Cecil Family from Burghley House moved there in summer while Burghley was being "deep cleaned”), 




We passed through woodland where a Montessori Forest School meets, to the A43. We returned to The Blue Bell on the dot of 12.30, Where we were warmly welcomed and enjoyed a delicious lunch promptly with John C joining us.

We were all really grateful to be able to share such valuable friendship and to start the New Year as we hope to go on. Good health and happiness in 2019 everyone.


Thanks to Jane G and Celia S for organising and leading this very enjoyable walk with additional thanks to Julia Brookes for acting as back marker.

This report was prepared by Celia S who also provide some of the photographs with the others being provided by our resident photographer Carna B.


posted by CHANGERINGER on  January 13, 2019 14:40  under Walk Reports


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SATURDAY, JANUARY 5, 2019


Dogs on walks reminder.



Just a brief reminder that as a club whilst we welcome dogs on walks it is our policy that that they be kept on a lead ( this includes flexi leads) at all time unless otherwise directed.

Could walk leaders  contacted by people wishing to walk as visitors and bring their dogs please inform them of the club's policy?
David H.
Chairman KDRC.

posted by CHANGERINGER on  January 05, 2019 15:31  under General


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