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 Self drive walks: Walkers are asked where possible to minimise the use of cars by meeting at South Parade Car Park and sharing transport. Walkers who may on occasion wish to meet the main group at the walk start location, rather than South Parade, must notify the Walk Leader in advance. e.g. those who live near to the start location or who are unable to offer car sharing . Passengers are encouraged to offer a fair, voluntary contribution towards petrol.
Walk Leaders are encouraged to send brief walk details to the Web Editor for inclusion on this page. Non coach walks should include directions & time of the walk start.
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Sunday 3rd Jun
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Ibstock (Sence Valley Park) map_link
Jon Smith 07791 808810

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Walk Start Time09:00
Walk directions2Take the M42 to junction 13 (Ashby), then at roundabout take 5th exit A5111 through Sinope, at next roundabout take A4447 and go through Ravenstone, continue towards Ibstock where you will see signs for the Forest Park, turn right into the park where there is a large car park (upper of the 2 car parks).
Walk The WalkJust under 9 miles-starting from Sence Valley Forest Park, mixture of countryside around Ibstock. Free parking at the Forest Park, 4 styles, quite flat.
Sunday 3rd Jun
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Newhall Valley
Colin Lowrey 382 1411

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Walk Start Time09:00      
Walk directions2
Walk The WalkSort out our parking near South Parade then we’re off down the valley, following the Plants Brook. Expect herons and other water birds, a mill and some unusual views of the gentle hills round Sutton. back_button

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4th to 13th Jun
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Rambleros Camino
Organiser John Twort 686 6725
Our Camino,in June, will be along the final etapes of the Portuguese Camino, albeit in Galicia, Spain.
Beginning in Viladesuso, just South of Baiona, up to Santiago de Compostela.
This section is long enough to qualify for a certificate, in Latin, issued by the Pilgrim Office, on arrival in S de C.
There are 25 in the party, accommodation has been booked and hopefully ,with benign weather, we shall enjoy a memorable walk, spread over 6 days and passing by wonderful scenery and interesting places to stay.
We shall go on an excursion from S de C to Finisterre, which is a special landmark in Camino history, the day before returning home.
“ Utreia”.
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Thursday 7th Jun
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Coombe Abbey map_link
Andrew MacFarlane 382 6437
Walk Start Time 09:30 at Wyndley Car Park blue-right-arrow
Walk directions2Park at Coombe Abbey Country Park CV3 2AB
M6 southbound to J2. B4065 through Ansty, R on B4029, Under M6 then soon R Coombe Fields Road
R on B4027, R to Coombe Country Park Visitor Centre, 30 miles. 40 minutes
Walk The Walk
7 miles of Warwickshire, via the Centenary Way and the Coventry Way. Lovely Country Park. Much of interest. Easy walking
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Sunday 10th Jun
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Coton in the Elms map_link
“Remembering Maurice”
Audrey Adams 378 1556
Walk Start Time 09:00
Walk directions2Go to DE12 8EX on your Satnav.
Otherwise A38 northwards to Walton on Trent. At junction in Walton, turn left then right.
Follow right fork to Coton. In village centre, by phone box, turn left, then right fork to Queen’s Head.
Park here in the car park
Walk The WalkJust over 7 miles. An easy and flat walk. You’ll enjoy it!
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Thursday 14th Jun
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Whittington map_link
Gillian Powell 353 6192
Walk Start Time 09:30 at Wyndley Car Park blue-right-arrow
Walk directions2Take the A5127 to Lichfield. At island past Wyevale Nursery take the A38(A5148) to Burton. Then take the 2nd exit signposted Lichfield (A5192 Lichfield industrial estate).Go down the slip road and then turn right. Go under the bridge and straight on. Turn first left signposted The Plough Huddlesford Postcode WS13 8PY. Go under the railway bridge over the canal bridge and then park either on the roadside by the Plough or in the car park if you are having refreshments at the end of the walk.
Walk The WalkA gentle flat circular walk of approximately four miles along the canal and the village of Whittington.Refreshments are available at the Plough pub at the end of the walk for those who would like to stop there.
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Sunday 17th Jun
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National Forest Derbyshire map_link
Barbara Nash 07951 093899
Walk Start Time 09:00
Walk directions2Pick up the A38 north at Bassets Pole and continue for 5 miles, at roundabout turn right to continue on A38 towards Burton until you pass Fradley… where you will turn off onto A513 towards Alrewas/Tamworth, after 2 miles under bridge turn left signed Catton Park, after 2 miles turn right towards Catton/Rolliston continue for 1.5 miles turn right towards Coton in the Elms. Through village to small car park at entrance to Coton Wood… approx 18 miles
Walk The WalkA 10 mile walk in South Derbyshire that links National Forest sites. The walk starts from the car park at the entrance to Coton Wood and is a pleasant walk over fields paths and through National Forest woodlands…There are a number of stiles but plenty of level walking. Lunch stop will be at National Forestry visitors centre with facilities and cafe..
Sunday 17th Jun
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Wootton Wawen and Aston Cantlow map_link
Jenny and Chris Mitton 308 1594
Walk Start Time 09:00
Walk directions2M42, then M40. Leave M40 at first exit, SP Henley in Arden, A3400. Drive through Henley in Arden, enter village of Wootton Wawen. Turn right on B4089 (Bulls Head pub on corner as you turn right). Park at far end of pub car park. Landlord asks that we block each other in, to save space.
Approx distance from Sutton, 28 miles.
Walk The Walk7 miles of Warwickshire countryside, fields, lanes, river and canal-side walking. Points of interest include Saxon Church at Wootton Wawen, Aston Cantlow Church where Shakespeare’s parents were married, and the Edstone Aquaduct.
There are 2 easy-ish hills and no stiles! back_button

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Pub Walk
Wednesday 20th Jun
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The Malt Shovel Sandwell Valley
John and Marcia Harden 354 2923
Mobile 07742015067
Walk Start Time Meet ready to start walk at 7.00pm
Walk directions2Travel via Scott Arms to Newton Road A4041. At the bottom of the hill, go straight on at the traffic lights with Hampstead Road and stay in the right hand lane to turn right into Pear Tree Drive. Turn immediately left into the service road, and park.
Walk The WalkDistance about 4 miles. Easy walk with no stiles. Refreshments at the Malt Shovel pub after the walk  back_button
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COACH
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Ecclesbourne Valley map_link
Colin Little 323 2814
Sunday 24th Jun C   Peter Ford 354 6637
Walk Start Time 08:00
“The Ecclesbourne Way is an 11-mile trail from Duffield to Wirksworth the details of which can be viewed on www.ecclesbourneway.org.uk. Much of the trail follows the Ecclesbourne Valley and the route of the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway with a few hills thrown in for good measure. Maps required are OS 1:25,000 Explorer OL24 White Peak and 259 Derby.
Walk The WalkB:The long walk will cover the 11 miles of the trail from Duffield via Windley, Turnditch and Idridgehay to finish at the railway station in Wirksworth where refreshments will be available at the Pullman Buffet.
Walk The WalkC:The shorter walk of around 8 miles starts near Windley and follows the same
route into Wirksworth.” back_button
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