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Wisewood/Wadsley Health Walk

Thursday 10:45 am. Meet at Wisewood Sports Centre from 10:30 am.

For more information contact Sue Barker on 0753 445 2564.

Our meeting point is in reception at the Wisewood Sports Centre, we gather from 10.30 to chat before setting off to walk on Wadsley & Loxley Common.  The centre has plenty of off-road parking. The walk is on good footpaths or bridleways, suitable for most people.  The common is a rare example of lowland heath and is a delight in all seasons.  We walk by various paths up to the top car park where we often see a variety of birds including yellowhammmers, chaffinches, tits of every sort and even, if we are lucky, a woodpecker or nuthatch.  The view of Bradfield Dale is well worth the steady climb.  The walk generally takes about 80 minutes but for anybody who can’t manage that distance one of the leaders will walk with them back to our starting point.

On our return we have tea and coffee at a local pub the Rose and Crown which is situated on the edge of the common. The walks themselves are free but there is a small charge for the refreshments.

Over the years we have added to our activities.  We maintain the Trig point on the common, washing and painting it once a year.  We decorate a fir tree every Christmas.  We have had fungi walks and occasional trips to other parts of the city and occasional walks around Dam Flask at Bradfield.  We are a friendly group and the social aspects of our walk are just as important as the health benefits of walking on our beautiful common.

We walk every Thursday. If the common is judged too icy to walk safely we still walk around the area.

Buses: 52a, 57, 61 and the S6 from Hillsborough Interchange.

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