Regarding the event "lunch and tour at the Maltcross" - there is only 1 ticket left for the tour so grab it quick if you would like to come along for the tour part. You can just do lunch or a drink without the tour so if you fancy coming along I will be at the Maltcross pub, Nottingham from around 12.15pm tomorrow
Anyone want a lift from Derby for the Sunday walk? I can pass through Vernon Gate on my way to the start point at Weston Underwood. Alternatively I could pick up people from places between Heanor and Weston Underwood ie. Smalley, Breadsall etc.
New START POINT for this Sunday's Muggington Walks
Both the Long and Short Sunday Walks will now start from Weston Underwood (SK292425, DE6 4PE) as the original lay-by start point referenced in the walks programme no longer exists and there is no safe and legal parking available near by.
The walks will start from the small lay-by/bus stop in the centre of Weston Underwood at 10:30am. The small lay-by and a number of side roads (Culter Lane and Green Lane) can be used for parking. As ever please park courteously and do not block any driveways.
The walks have the added bonus of only being 1 hour from Nottingham and less than 30 minutes from Derby. Weather is forecast not to be wet!
Anna is leading the short walk which will follow the Centenary Way, with a pub stop at the Rose & Crown in Brailsford before returning to Weston Underwood following a number of paths through the Ravensdale Park Parish. Luke's longer walk goes further afield walking through Muggington and Turnditch. If you have gaiters it is advisable to bring them as there is a strong possibly of some muddy paths along the way.
So if you are looking for an excuse to put the Christmas shopping off for yet another weekend why not come and join us for a walk this Sunday instead! Hope to see you there on Sunday!
This Saturday 22nd November - Midday Start and error in grid reference on programme.
Join me this Saturday on a 7 mile walk from Over Haddon in Derbyshire, taking in the delights of Lathkill Dale and with the added bonus of a lie in!
We are trialing a couple of later starts in this seasons' walk programme and this Saturday is the first one and it starts at MIDDAY. It will be a leisurely walk but we have to be mindful of the early nightfall, therefore please bring a head torch with you just in case.
Please also note that there is an error in the start grid reference. We will be starting at the car park in Over Haddon which is grid reference: SK203664. Note that the car park charges are expensive at £4 for 4 hours or £5 maximum but there may well be on street car parking. Feel free to use the facebook NDWG group to find lift shares - I won't be able to help unless anyone lives in or around Solihull/Birmingham.
For those of you who know me, this will seem ironic, however we WILL be starting on time to try and make best use of the light!
The 2014/15 NDWG Committee met for the first time recently and is busily making plans for an active and fun-packed year ahead.
With a number of weekends away opening in the next few weeks, the Weekends Organisers have already prepared a full schedule featuring new locations and firm favourites, so watch this space! We also have lots of ideas for walks and socials, but please remember that if there is anywhere that you would like to visit or an event you think our members would like to go to, send us the details and we will try to add it to the calendar.
The AGM was a huge success and it was great to see so many of you there. The minutes and slides from the evening will be added to the website in the near future, but for those who weren’t there we had a raffle and the main winners on the night were Rob Stevens (£40 Cotswold voucher), and Rob Lievesley and Geoff Hampson (each receiving a £10 Cotswold voucher). There was also an exclusive draw for all those who had led walks during the year, with Charlotte Gault winning a walking book as a thank you for her time.
The election of the new Committee went smoothly, with people quickly filling the positions as follows:
Chairperson: Jenny White
Secretary & Vice Chair: Charlotte Woodsend
Treasurer: Brendan Barnes
Membership Secretary: Harriet Lagnado
Communications Officer: Rob Brighton
Weekends Organisers: Rob Stevens and Louis Temple
Walks Organisers: Rob Lievesley and Greg Whitton
Social Co-ordinators: Jacky Braunton and Carolynn Ryan
Conservation Officer: Madeleine Walker
Web Editor: Nigel Sarsfield
So all that remains to be said is a huge THANKYOU! to the previous Committee and to everyone who has helped to keep the group running so successfully over the last year. We are looking forward to trying to make the group even better over the coming months, and are currently working our way through the survey responses in order to identify and improve on areas where members have voiced their concerns.
I will send regular updates as the year progresses, but until the next time - please stay in touch and happy walking!