Group Leader: Denise Doud - you can contact Denise by clicking on the bird on the right >>>>
We meet on the Third Friday each month at 10.30 am.
How nice to see so many strollers out with us on Friday 17 September when we had 23 people, including 3 new members to our group.We met in the car park of Kingsmill Reservoir and eventually after sorting out car parking charges and payment, set off for our stroll.
You can read more about the meeting in the October 2021 Newsletter.
After the recent good weather, how typical it should rain on Friday 18 June; our first official outing since February last year.
Nevertheless, 14 of us met at Rufford Abbey and, at our own pace, strolled around the lake eventually meeting up for refreshments in the tea room.
Friday 19th January, our first meet of another new year. Today 15 of us had a lovely although rather chilly walk around the water at Kingsmill Reservoir.
We met at 10.30 and set off on our stroll. The path was relatively clear with some small icy patches which didn't hamper us at all. On our way round we came across a large chunk of tree which had been broken off during the recent wind storm and as we walked some of the trees were creaking and groaning making me wonder which would be next.
After a 1½ mile walk we stopped for a lovely hot drink and a nibble in the Café.
Although it really was nippy, it was great to be out blowing away the cobwebs and we met lots of like minded folk.
U3A STROLLERS WALK 17TH MARCH TEVERSAL.
Fourteen walkers meet at the Teversal visitors centre at 10 30 we walked along the trail to Pleasley.
We then split the group with seven members walking round the ponds with Denise.
My group took the steps down towards Teversal Village passing St Katherines Church, the village looked amazing with all the daffodils in full bloom, also interesting in the village to see the Old Red Telephone box used as a Swop Library and housing a Defibrillator.
We then turned right over a stile going downhill passing Coppy Wood, over another stile and a bridge crossing the river Meden we reached the trail that goes towards Buttery Lane and turned right towards the visitor centre we added an extra loop passing the ponds and arrived back at the Visitor Centre at 11 45 a.m. and joined the others for refreshments.
Going through the village we saw the initials H/C on several building these we the initials of Henrietta Carnarvon who actually discovered the Tomb of Tutankhamum, hence the name of the Carnarvon Arms where in the Ship room D.H Lawrence penned Lady Chatterleys Lover and Teversal was the home of the Fictional Lady Chatterley.
Next walk April 21st Sherwood Forest. 10 30 a.m.
Denise is unavailable on this day and I will be taking the walk my contact details are 01623-409072
Marlene on behalf of Denise Doud Strollers Leader
Strollers at Brierley Park - Friday 17th February
A nice sunny morning, 11 of us walked for an hour at Brierley Park, we left the Car Park and walked past the Golf Course towards Brierley Oak we did a slight detour to Hardwick View and as it was a clear day we could see Hardwick Hall and Pleasley Colliery Winding Wheel, we returned walking round Brierley Waters to the visitor centre where we all had a welcome drink.
Brierley Forest Park. Huthwaite. Was created in 1992 on the former site of Sutton Colliery Site locally known as Brierley Pit. The Visitor Centre was opened in 1999 and was built on the site of the old Brickworks.
Strollers walk in Rufford Country Park. 20th January 2017.
A misty start then the sun came out, 12 People enjoyed a Stroll round Rufford Country Park, we saw Ducks, Geese and Swans basking in the sunshine and Squirrels playing in the trees.
Several members did a slightly longer walk round the sculpture park and afterwards we all gathered together for elevenses, although it was January we were able to sit outside in the sunshine.
After the break we completed the circuit of the lake.
Marlene on behalf of Denise.
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