Orston Walkers

(Page updated 7 April 2017)

We are a small friendly group of enthusiastic walkers who meet up about twice a month. Most walks are on Tuesday mornings, covering about 6 – 8 miles. We also arrange occasional longer walks for those who like a challenge.

We meet at 0930 in Orston Village Hall car park for all walks unless otherwise indicated. We then arrange car sharing on an adhoc basis where we need to drive to the start of a walk.

New walkers are very welcome whether you come along for one walk or join us on a regular basis. Please contact Pauline on 01949 851379 or email paulinefaz@live.com if you would like to be included on our email circulation list or would like any further information

Next Walks:

Here are the proposed walk dates for the next walks – Please keep an eye on your email for information about possible cancellation if the weather is particularly bad. All morning walks, meeting Orston Village Hall car park at 0930, unless otherwise indicated. If a walk has to be cancelled, Pauline will normally circulate an email by 8am on the day of the walk.

Tuesday 11th April
– John J will lead a walk in a new area for the group – Frisby on the Wreak. We explore the Wreak Valley from Frisby, taking in Kirkby Bellows, Asfordby and back across Priory water Nature Reserve ” 6 miles
Frisby is about 30 minutes drive from Orston.

Tuesday 25th April – Janet and John will lead their first walk with the group. The walk goes around the outskirts of Southwell – about 5.75 miles. Car parking is at the The Southwell Trail car park on Station Street just beyond The Burgage.
The walk follows the River Greet, there is then a short section along a quiet country road. After walking through the orchards and fruit farm of Norwood Hall we go across a succession of fields that includes three short hills that alternates with easier sections. Good views over Southwell and later over to the Belvoir Ridge as we go through Brakenhurst College to drop down into Southwell. There are no stiles on this walk.
If you get the Orston Bulletin, you will see the walk down as ‘Woodborough area’. Please ignore that – change of plan and now Southwell

Tuesday 9th May – Pauline will lead a circular walk from Newark Castle, going through Farndon – about 6.2 miles. This is easy walking, with much of the route following the river bank.

Pauline is looking for volunteers to lead future walks so please get in touch if you can help out.

Special events

Three nights at Littletown Farm in The Lakes – May 2016

Twelve walkers on this our fourth venture north. The weather was kind, the accommodation and food great and a welcoming pint or two of Wainwrights best bitter to finish the day.

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Xmas Walk – 20th December 2016
Another good lunch at the Earl of Chesterfield after a 6 mile circular walk from Shelford to Radcliffe. An excellent turnout with 25 walkers and partners enjoying the Christmas fayre. A big thank you to Pauline for organising this event and for all her work keeping the Walkers active right through the year.
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Photos courtesy of Santapics

Tuesday 20th October – Celebrating a ‘significant’ birthday

This walk was a bit of a departure from our usual pattern as we stopped mid-way at the Manor Tea Rooms in Bleasby to help Jean, one of our founder members, celebrate a ‘significant’ birthday.
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Walking Group visits Arkengarthdale for third year in a row (May 2015)

Our stay in the Yorkshire Dales was extended to 3 nights this year. It worked well for our party of 12. Although the medium range forecast was grim the weather was quite kind to us and we ended each day with dry boots.

Where will we venture next year??? Watch this space.

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Walking Group tackles the Yorkshire Dales for second year (May 2014)

Following a successful walking break in the Dales in May 2013 it was decided we make this an annual event. As no one could, dared or wanted to suggest another destination we again used The Charles Bathurst Inn in Arkengarthdale as a base as they had made us so welcome previously. We were not disappointed.
Eleven walkers made the trip and we had planned walks for each of the three days. The weather was very kind to us. It looks as though The CB Inn will have to brace itself for another visit from Orston next year.

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Photos shown above can be downloaded here

Arkengarthdale – the ‘Hidden Dale’ (May 2013)

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Ten of the walking group members spent 3 days in the ‘hidden dale’, Arkengarthdale, based at the Charles Bathurst Inn near Reeth. The weather was kind to us and we managed 3 walks including a biggy of about 13 miles. A full set of photos from the tour are available here

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