Ashbourne & District

Strollers

Leader: Karen Tallant
Telephone: 01335 345122 mob.07411 430763
Email: Click on the blue envelope

The Strollers Group, now in it's third year, was established to provide easier walks than those offered by the main Walking Group. The aim will be to walk between 2 and 3 miles each time, trying to use routes that don’t involve any significant climbs and crossing as few stiles as possible. Walks usually start at Waterside or the group uses the Derby Connect Bus or we car share. Not all walkers have cars. It is much appreciated if those who do own cars are prepared to offer lifts to others in the group. On the occassions when the group car share it would be appreciated if walkers could bring a change of footwear for after the walk to save taking mud into the cars. The group is fortunate to be able to sometimes use the Derby connect bus service - free to bus pass holders. When this service is not available we use Moorlands Connect which, due to lack of funding, charge £3 single journey and £5 return journey. This is a fifteen seater bus so please reserve your seat before the day of the walk. Once the bus is full it is appreciated if car owners would be flexible in helping with transport.

Karen Tallant has kindly agreed to be the co-ordinator of the Strolling Group but it must be emphasised that her offer is dependent upon at least some of the potential members of the group being prepared to support her by periodically suggesting & leading strolls. Quite reasonably, she is not able to undertake the task of frequently being the leader. She is willing to organise a rota, & then by email to publicise the programme of strolls which members have suggested.
Nevertheless strollers are not unwelcome to participate in strolls even if they are not willing to ever devise & lead a walk. However, it is a fact that strolls will not take place if sufficient leaders are not forthcoming to relieve Karen from merely occasionally leading.

The U3A's insurance does not cover personal injury or accident except where there has been proven negligence on the part of the organisation. It is recommended walkers carry a record of any medical or contact details which may be useful in an emergency. Fellow walkers will hopefully try to be good Samaritans but neither they nor U3A can accept responsibility for actions taken or not taken.

It must be emphasised that neither the U3A nor Karen nor the walk leader for the day can accept responsibility towards strollers, who must take care of themselves. Unexpected hazards or livestock can be encountered. The attitude of the group will be to cooperate together to overcome them.

Dates for your Diary
Mon Oct 21st Blue Bell Tissington to Tissington Village

Circular walk 3 miles from Blue Bell along lane to Thorpe then join the Tissington Trail into Tissington village. Tea at the Tea Rooms.
Meet at Waterside to catch Derby Connect/Moorlands Connect bus to depart at 1.30p.m. prompt. Return on bus or service bus if you prefer.
Please reserve your seat on 15 seater mini bus by Sunday 20th October.
Contact details: Karen Tallant 01335 345122 Mobile: 07411430763
Mon Nov 4th Hurdlow

3 mile walk from Hurdlow to Parsley Hay along the High Peak Trail.
Refreshments at Parsley Hay.
Meet at Waterside to take the Moorlands Connect bus to leave prompt at 1.30p.m.
Return fare £5.
Contact details Karen Tallant 01335 345122 Mobile: 07411430763
Mon Nov 18th Thorpe to Ashbourne

Stroll along Tissington trail from Thorpe to Ashbourne. Tea at Impromptu.
Meet at Waterside for Derby Connect/ Moorlands Connect bus to depart at 1.30p.m.
Please reserve seat on 15 seater minibus by Sunday 17th November.
Contact details: Karen Tallant 01335 345122 Mobile 07411439763
Mon Dec 2nd TBA

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