Ravenshead

Hikers (5 - 8 miles)

Group Leaders
Steve Hargreaves (01623870719)John Devlin (01623431003)John Clay (01623825300)
Meets 1st & 3rd Wednesday each month @ various locations see 'Dates for your Diary' below Status - Active ~Open~
Hikers Advisory NotesIncident Report formsWeb Page Updated 12/02/18

Year Four: December 2017 - November 2018

Meeting up with old & new friends to explore panoramic and rolling landscapes is what this Group was formed for.
There's a full Itinerary of walks for 2018 view-able in the events diary and the links section of this web page. New members are always warmly welcomed.

View the 'Diary Event' section for our pending walk events. View the 'Links' section for an Alphabetical list of walk descriptions.

This year there will be walks in Staffordshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire,Cumbria (Derwentwater "Queen" of the Lakes), Norfolk and Nottinghamshire.

I'd like to emphasise how I define the difficulty of our walks
I rate the walks I lead 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. May include some steep paths and open country, and may be at a brisk pace. Walking boots and Hiking/Trekking Sticks are advisable, warm, waterproof clothing advisable.

New members are warmly welcomed. All of the Hikers members are encouraged to submit their favourite walks, pass to me or any of our group leaders via our bluebird icon your favourite start points and grid references and let us work together to expand our list of interesting 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'

To contact the group leaders by email click on these names. Steve Hargreaves -- John Devlin -- John Clay

Dates for your Diary
Wed Feb 21st Eakring Reverse Circular Walk Leader Steve Hargreaves difficulty Easy Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30am prompt for car sharing. A full walk description can be viewed on the Hikers Web Page. email contact if required Steve Hargreaves
Wed Mar 7th Southwell circular walk, about 6.7 miles. Walk leader Frances Gilbert Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30am prompt for car sharing. Walk to be posted
Wed Mar 21st Walk Leader Anne Bister Difficulty - Easy a brief walk description can be found in the Links section of the Hikers web page . Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30 am prompt for car sharing
Wed Apr 4th Walk to be posted walk leader John Devlin Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30am prompt for car sharing
Wed Apr 18th Hardwick Hall – Silverhill Wood Country Park Walk Leader Steve Hargreaves - Difficulty - Easy - Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30am prompt for car sharing. See walk description in the Hikers page Links section email contact if required Steve Hargreaves
Wed May 2nd Ambergate - Cromford Canal Walk Walk Leader Steve Hargreaves difficulty Easy Walk description yet to be posted.
Wed May 16th Walk Leader John Clay details to be confirmed. Meet Sherwood Ranger @ 9.30 prompt for car sharing.
Wed Jun 6th Calton Leas Walk Leader Steve Hargreaves - Difficulty - Easy - Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30am prompt for car sharing. See walk description in the Hikers page Links section email contact if required Steve Hargreaves
Wed Jun 20th - Elton - Youlgreave Circular difficulty Moderate 8.3 miles Walk Leader John Clay Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30am prompt for car sharing. a walk description can be viewed in the links section of the Hikers Web page. email contact if required John Clay
Wed Jul 4th Redmires Reservoir Walk 'Circular' 6¼ miles 3 hours Difficulty Moderate Walk Leader Colin Wild meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30am prompt for car sharing.A full description can be found in the Hikers Links section of the web page.
Tue Jul 10th Norfolk Walk - Cley next to Sea - Circular walk leader John Clay difficulty Moderate Meet at Free car park Grid Ref TG 047 436 @ 10.00 am. A link to the Map and Elevation profile for this walk can be viewed on the Hikers Web Page.
Wed Jul 11th Norfolk Walk - Weybourne - Circular walk leader John Clay difficulty Easy Meet at Free car park Grid Ref TG 110 436 @ 10.00 am. A link to the Map and Elevation profile for this walk can be viewed on the Hikers Web Page.
Wed Jul 18th River Hamps Staffs Difficulty -Moderate- 5.2 Miles (8.35km) approx 3 ½ hrs
Group Leader Steve Hargreaves meet at 9.30 am prompt The Sherwood Ranger for car sharing. A walk description can be viewed on the Hikers Group webpage. email contact if required Steve Hargreaves
Wed Aug 1st Sherwood Forest circular difficulty Easy walk Leader Steve Hargreaves 6 ½ miles 3hrs. Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30 am for car sharing. A full walk description is available in the Links section on the Hikers web page.
Wed Aug 15th Manton Bay Rutland Water Circular walk Difficulty Easy Distance 5¼ miles 3hrs approx. Walk Leader Steve Hargreaves. Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30am prompt for car sharing. full description can be found in the Hikers Links section of the web page.
Wed Sep 5th Calver - Frogatt - Baslow circular Walk Leader Steve Hargreaves Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30am prompt for car sharing. See Hikers web page link section for a walk description. email contact if required Steve Hargreaves
Wed Sep 19th Carsington to Harborough Rocks circular Difficulty - Moderate Walk Leader Steve Hargreaves Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30am prompt for car sharing. See walk description in the Hikers page Links section email contact if required Steve Hargreaves
Wed Oct 3rd Lake District Keswick Walk -- Castle Head - Castlerigg walk leader Steve Hargreaves difficulty Easy Meet at Keswick National Trust Shop 10.00am. a full walk description can be viewed on the Hikers web page
Thu Oct 4th Lake District Keswick Walk -- Watendlath - Dock Tarnwalk leader Steve Hargreaves difficulty Moderate Meet Keswick Bus Station 9.30 am prompt for car sharing. a full walk description can be viewed on the Hikers web page.
Fri Oct 5th Lake District Keswick Walk -- Derwentwater Shoreline Walk walk leader Steve Hargreaves difficulty Easy meet at Keswick Ferry Landings 9.45am prompt for ferry crossing to Hawes End landing stage. a full walk description can be viewed on the Hikers web page
Wed Nov 7th Walk Leader John Wooffinden details to be posted . Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30 am prompt for car sharing.
Wed Nov 21st Babworth - Pilgrim walk - walk leader Steve Hargreaves Distance 7½ miles Difficulty Easy Meet at Sherwood Ranger 9.30 am prompt for car sharing. a walk description can be viewed in the Links section of the Hikers web page
Wed Dec 5th Xmas Fuddle email contact if required Steve Hargreaves

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More Group Pages
Angling 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
Gallery and Museum Visits Garden Group
Guitar Hikers (5 - 8 miles)
Knitting and Crochet Latin
Local History Luncheon Group
Mahjong Music Appreciation Groups
Occasional activities Painting
Pastels Photography
Play Reading Science and Technology
Scrabble Cribbage Spanish
Table Tennis The Weekenders
Thursday Walking Group Trips and visits
Wine Group Yoga (Improvers)