Walks

CANCELLED – Get to know your locality – walk it!

SORRY, WEATHER SO FOUL WE HAVE CANCELLED WALK – MAYBE NEXT TIME……
The Hodnet Footpath Group are organising another Sunday morning walk, this time on the 29th November.
Meet at 9.45am at the Lyon Hall Car Park to travel at 10.00 am to Stanton, by own cars or lifts available.
In Stanton we plan to follow a route detailed in one of their past published series of walks [no 5], starting and ending at the Stanton Arms – time for a swift half at the end?
Please bring suitable footwear and a drink. Children are welcome. Dogs too, provided they are on a lead.
Depending upon the numbers that attend we may either hold further regular walks, or revert to a more occasional foray – so if you wish to encourage us, please come along!
For Stanton walks info, see here.
 

Peplow Community Walk – Nov. 2015

Boy & Girl WalkingSunday 15th November at 2:15 for 2.30pm.
A circular walk starting at Lee Brockhurst.
Meet in Lee Brockhurst ‘just over the bridge’.
(National Grid Ref: SJ548268)
Children welcome, also dogs on leads.
Refreshments provided afterwards at Dave & Jean’s.
In case of bad weather, please phone Randall 01952-540970 (after 1:00pm on the day) to confirm arrangements.

Hodnet Footpath Group Walk – Sun 4th October 2015

The Hodnet Footpath Group are organising a walk for this coming Sunday morning (4th October).
Meet at 9.45am at the Lyon Hall Car Park to travel to Cheswardine for a 4.5 mile walk (approx 2 hrs). We plan to follow a route detailed in one of the recently published series of walks around the Cheswardine area. Please bring suitable footwear and a drink. Children are welcome. Dogs too, provided they are on a lead.
We hope to continue with semi-regular walks over the autumn/winter months and familiarise people with the increasing number of local walks which are now available, as well as using routes within our own Parish. (For example, info about walks near Cheswardine can be accessed here, and walks near Stanton here.)
The date we have allocated for our next walk is Sunday 29th November, meeting at the same time and place. Route to be decided.
Hoping that some new faces will be able to come along.

Peplow Community Walk – Oct. 2015

Boy & Girl WalkingSunday 4th October at 2.30pm
A  circular afternoon walk around Peplow and High Hatton.
Refreshments provided afterwards.
Meeting at Elderberry Barn.(Mike and Dorrien’s).
Children welcome, also dogs on leads.
Please wear suitable footwear.
In case of bad weather please phone Randall 01952-540970 (after 1:00pm on the day) to check if the walk is going ahead.

Peplow Community Walk

Boy & Girl WalkingFriday 11th September at 2.00pm
An afternoon walk to Wollerton Wetlands (Hodnet Walks Leaflet No 5)
Meet at Wollerton Village Room (Mill Road). Children and dogs on leads welcome.
Please wear footwear suitable for muddy ground.
In case of bad weather please phone Randall 07971-934799 (after 12:30pm on the day) to check if the walk is going ahead.

This event is 'on' Something different for a Wednesday Eve?

UPDATE – BIT MORE CLOUD THAN RECENTLY, BUT DRY SO FAR – SO LET’S GIVE IT A GO!
 
Wednesday, mid-week and what to do?
Maybe you’re fed up with summertime telly? Tired of the kids twittering/facebooking? Dog keeps looking at you expectantly!
Then why not join a short evening country walk, which has been organised by the Hodnet Footpath Group for Wed 30th July.
We leave The Lyon Hall at 7pm [free parking] and expect to be back by 9pm. Our route will take us over a mix of paths, tracks and lanes to/from Marchamley Wood – total distance about 5 miles.
Sensible footwear required, dogs [on leads where necessary] and kids welcome.
If the weather is terrible the walk will be cancelled, but if in doubt check the website after 5pm for a ‘Go/No Go’ announcement!
If you want more info see the contacts listed on this website’s groups page Here

Easter Visit to the Wetlands

Following the success of the introductory Xmas walk down the new path from Wollerton to the bypass Wetlands, the Hodnet Footpath Group has arranged a further public walk.
If you are simply curious to see the Wetlands and/or would like to walk to Helshaw Grange in the countryside beyond, please come and join us on Easter Monday – 21st April 2014.
We’ll meet at 11.00 AM by the Village Room on Mill Road, Wollerton – Where the bridge club meets, not the social/bowls club.
As an alternative you can walk to the meeting point from Hodnet itself, via the old railway line – meet at 10.30 AM by the old railway bridge on Station Road, Hodnet.
Allow around 1.5 hrs for the Wetlands part of the walk & 1/2 hour extra each way if walking to/from Hodnet.  
If you are driving to Wollerton, please park on the road by the Village Room – do not park on the private drive leading into Wollerton ‘Old Yard’.
No special gear is required, but sensible footwear advised plus a drink/snack – as required. Accompanied children and dogs welcome – dogs on a lead please.
To contact Hodnet Footpath Group, see our webpage
 

Footpath Improvements

Last Sunday, Hodnet Footpath Group added some steps and a dog gate to the rather basic existing ‘stile’ in a field by The Hearne – part of the popular walking route shown in our Hodnet Walks leaflet No 2.
We also repaired some finger post signs on Long Lane and added direction signs further on towards the route towards Fauls – the intended subject of a future walk leaflet.

'Stile' before improvement
‘Stile’ before improvement
If we had the time/manpower we would also have added a dog gate to the first stile into the field from Hearne Lane – but that will have to wait for another occasion. If you’d like to see this, or other local improvements, done sooner, then please see our webpage and get in touch.
Such work is not only of lasting benefit, but can also be good fun. We had brilliant sunshine coupled with a fair few laughs as we tried to solve the design problems of letting dogs through, but keeping livestock in!
After improvement - being tested by a dog 'we prepared earlier'!
After improvement – being tested by a dog ‘we prepared earlier’!
 

Footpath Group Meets – Help Welcome

Hodnet Footpath Group are getting together this week (on Thursday 23rd Jan at 8pm at the Bear Inn, Hodnet) to discuss their plans for 2014.
If you are interested in local walking, like some of the things the group has already done or would simply like to know more/meet us, please feel free to come along.
Further details from
Chairman: John Bourne Tel 01630 638965 or email
Secretary Mary Hardy Tel 01952 540970 or email
 
 

Walk to Wollerton Wetlands

You may have seen the website ‘news’ announcement that a new path has been created from Wollerton down to the bypass Wetlands. As an introduction to the route, Hodnet Footpath Group has arranged an accompanied walk over it on Sunday 29th Dec 2013.  
Please come and join us – perhaps to walk off the Xmas excesses!
Meet at 11.00 AM by the Village Room on Mill Road, Wollerton – (That is where the bridge club meets, not the social/bowls club). As an alternative you can first walk from Hodnet, via the old railway line, to Wollerton – meet at 10.30 AM by the bridge on Station Road.
If you are driving, please park on the road by the Village Room – do not park on the private drive leading into Wollerton ‘Old Yard’ and ‘Cow Lane’ – which in fact forms part of the new route.
Children/dogs welcome, the former supervised please (water present) and the latter on leads. Suitable walking shoes/wellies and clothing advised.
Note. If it is pouring with rain the walk will be cancelled.