Ravenshead

Hikers (5 - 8 miles)

Group LeaderSteve Hargreaves (01623870719)
Meeting on 1st and 3rd Wednesday each month @ various locations for details see 'Dates for your Diary' Status - Active ~Open~
Hikers Advisory NotesIncident Report formsWeb Page Updated 21/03/19

Year Five: December 2018 - November 2019

Meeting up with old & new friends to walk and explore panoramic landscapes, is why this Group was formed.
There's a full Itinerary of walks for 2019 view-able in the events diary and the links section of this web page. New members are warmly welcomed.

View the 'Dates for Your Diary' section for our pending walks . View the 'Links' section for an Alphabetical list of walk descriptions.

This year there will be walks in Leicestershire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire & Norfolk.

I’d like to emphasize how I define the difficulty of the walks
I rate the walks as 'Easy' or 'Moderate' or 'Moderate - Strenuous' and maybe now is a good time to clarify how I define the differences. "Easy" - Walks for anyone who doesn't have a mobility difficulty or specific health problem. "Moderate" & "Moderate - Strenuous" - Walks for anyone with country walking experience and a good level of fitness. Our walks may include some steep paths and open country, and they may be at a brisk pace. 'It always pays' to view the relevant walk descriptions to best help you to assess your suitability.
Walking Boots & Hiking/Trekking Sticks are advisable, + Warm/ Waterproof clothing.

New members are warmly welcomed. All of the Hikers members are encouraged to submit their favourite walks, pass to me your favourite start points and grid references and let us work together to expand the list of Hikes/Walks

Click on the 'links' on the right of this screen for the details of future walks and all of our archive 'blog' material

Unless announced otherwise, car sharing for all walks will assemble at the Sherwood Ranger for a 9.30am departure.

“If you are able to offer transport, or would welcome the opportunity to travel with someone, please contact me by phone 01623 870719 or email by clicking on the following name Steve Hargreaves.

All U3A members wishing to join the Hikers Group are required to print off the Hikers Enrolment Form and complete it by hand. Please hand completed forms to Steve, at the next Ravenshead monthly meeting or at the beginning of a Walk

Sincere Regards
Steve Hargreaves 'Group leader’

Dates for your Diary
Wed Apr 3rd Cotgrave - Holme Pierrepont Circular Walk Leader John Devlin Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30 am prompt for car sharingA full walk description can be viewed on the Hikers Links section of the web page.
Wed Apr 17th Tansley Lumsdale Difficulty Moderate Walk Leader John Clay Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30 am prompt for car sharing. A walk description can be viewed in the Web Page Links section.
Wed May 1st Poulter Country Park Walk Leader Pauline and Robert Taylor Difficulty Moderate Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30 am prompt for car sharing.
A full walk description will be made available and added to the Links section of our web page, as soon as possible.
Wed May 15th Woolsthorpe Grantham Canal Circular Difficulty Easy 7½ m 4hrs walk Leader Steve Hargreaves Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30am prompt for car sharing. A full walk description can be viewed in the links section of the web page.
Wed Jun 5th Manton Bay Rutland Water Difficulty Easy 5 ¼ miles 3hrs Walk Leader Steve Hargreaves Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30 am prompt for car sharing. A full walk descritpion can be viewed in the Hikers web page Links section.
Wed Jun 19th Calton Leas Circular Difficulty Easy 5.37 m 3 hrs walk Leader Steve Hargreaves Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30 am prompt for car sharing. A full walk description can be viewed in the links section of the web page.
Wed Jul 3rd Lambley Dumbles Circular Difficulty Moderate Walk Leader Robert Taylor Meet 9.30 am prompt |Sherwood Ranger for car sharing. A full walk description can be viewed on the Links section of the Hikers web page
Tue Jul 9th Proposed Norfolk walk Walk leader John Clay further details will be added as and when available.
Wed Jul 10th Proposed Norfolk Walk Walk Leader John Clay further details will be added as and when available.
Wed Jul 17th Bilsthorpe Rufford with added visit to Bilsthorpe Fishery Ponds Walk Leader Steve Hargreaves 8.5 mi APPROX 4hrs Difficulty Easy Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30 am prompt for car sharing. Walk description available to view in the links section.
Wed Aug 7th Babworth - Pilgrim walk difficulty Easy 7½ m approx 3½ hrs Walk Leader Steve Hargreaves meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30am prompt for car sharing. a full walk description can be viewed in the links section of the web page.
Wed Aug 21st River Hamps Staffs Distance: 5.2 mile approx 3 ½ hrs Difficulty Moderate Walk Leader Steve Hargreaves meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30 am prompt for car sharing. A full walk description can be viewed on the web page links section.
Wed Sep 4th Walk leader Anne Bister meet 9.30am prompt for car sharing at the Sherwood Ranger. A walk description will be posted. asap.
Wed Sep 18th Ashford in the Water Difficulty Moderate Walk Leader John Clay meet 9.30 am prompt for car sharing. A walk description is available to view in the web page Links section
Wed Oct 2nd Tideswell walk leader John Wooffinden meet 9.30am prompt for car sharing at the Sherwood Ranger. A walk description will be posted. asap.
Wed Oct 16th Farnsfield Robin Hood Trail walk leader Frances Gilbert . Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30am prompt for car sharing. A full Walk description is available to view in the links section of the web page.
Wed Nov 6th Epperstone Walk walk leaders Pauline & Robert Taylor. difficulty Moderate 5 ¾ Miles approx 3 hrs. Meet Sherwood Ranger 9,30am for Car Sharing. A walk description can be viewed in the Hikers Links section.
Wed Nov 20th Morton - Upton Circular Walk Leader Colin Wild DifficultyEasy Flat 6.3 miles. Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30 am prompt for car sharing. A Walk description can be viewed on the Hikers Links section
Wed Dec 4th Ransom Wood 3 m Walk Difficulty - Easy, Walk Leader Steve Hargreaves Meet Forever Green car park 10.30 am for a pre festive ramble Difficulty Easy 3m 1.5 hrs in Ransom Woods. A full walk description is available to view on the Hikers web page Links section.
Fifth Annual Hikers Festive Meal @ Forever Green Restaurant. meet at 12.30 pm for complimentary Prossecco + Festive 3 Course meal + tea/coffee inc. Price per head to be advised. Let me know if you wish to join our group for what will be our Fifth Festive 'Hikers Group Meal'
Wed Dec 18th Clumber Park walk Walk Leader Frances Gilbert. meet at the Sherwood Ranger 9.30am prompt for Car Sharing. Walk details can be viewed at the Links section of our web page
Wed Feb 5th 2020 Local Walk Looking for a Walk Leader meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30 am prompt for car sharing.
Tue Feb 18th 2020 Local Walk Looking for a Walk Leader meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30 am prompt for car sharing.
Wed Mar 4th 2020 Local 8 mi walk walk leader Frances Gilbert walk details to be posted asap. Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30 am prompt for car sharing.
Tue Mar 17th 2020 Local Walk Looking for a Walk Leader meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30 am prompt for car sharing.
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Angling Antiques
Belly Dancing Birders
Book Reading Group 1 Book Reading Group 2
Bridge for Beginners Canasta
Chess and backgammon Computing
Country and Folk Dancing Craft Workshops
Creative Writing Cryptic Crossword
Current Affairs Family History
French Conversation French Conversation 2
Garden Group Guitar
Hikers (5 - 8 miles) Knitting and Crochet
Latin Local History
Luncheon Group Mahjong
Music appreciation 1 Music appreciation 2
Occasional activities Painting
Pastels Photography
Play Reading Science and Technology
Scrabble Cribbage Spanish
Table Tennis The Weekenders
Thursday Walking Group Wine Group
Yoga (Improvers)