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Woodhouse Health Walk 

Friday 1:30 pm meet at the Woodhouse Library, on Skelton Lane, Woodhouse. 

We are a small group who welcome new members or visitors from other walks. Walks are 3/4hr to 1hr in length, walkers choosing which group that they are comfortable to walk with. Striders or strollers usually walk into the Shirebrook valley. Our less able/wheelchair group walk to the local Park or Supermarket.

The Shirebrook valley lies between Woodhouse and Hackenthorpe and is almost hidden from the road network. The many paths in the valley mean we walk a different route each time, the center point being the pond. The old tip has been landscaped in the past few years giving more variety to the walks. In the springtime we walk into Shirecliffe valley which is full of bluebells. Any walk into the valley means we have to come out again up a fairly steep path we call the horse path as the surrounding fields are home to horses who are very happy to chew on carrots walkers give them. The valley is a good source of wild fruits which vary from season to season.

All walks end back at the library where we share a drink and biscuit and plenty of chat.

Over the years this walk has celebrated the 100th Birthday of a walker on two separate occasions! In 2010 Tom received the all-important Birthday card from the Queen and in December 2015 Rose turned 100. Rose still regularly enjoys the short walk and the companionship of the rest of the group.

Buses: No 30, 30a, 52 and 52a. Alight Cross Street.









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