Shillito Woods Walk - January 19th

Posted 19/1/2020

A delayed start to today’s Shillito Woods walk for DVWG, whilst we assembled another large group and everyone parked in a cramped car park where another event was occurring, however we were rewarded with a superb walk in crisp and sunny winter conditions.

Leaving the car park, we descended an icy path into Foxlane Plantation and onto Ramsley Moor, where we climbed up across the moor on a sometimes incredibly muddy path before reaching the road near Greaves Piece.

After crossing the road we entered Big Moor passing by Barbrook Reservoir and along a wide moorland path reaching the remnants of a stone circle where we stopped off for a short lunch break.

We crossed the road again and returned onto Ramsley Moor, with a tricky stepping stone crossing occurring near a frozen Ramsley Reservoir, our route was completed back to the cars by some road walking.

It was a superb turnout of 45 for today’s walk keeping up the strong attendances DVWG has enjoyed during the first few weeks of 2020.

Well done to Andrea Turner who today notched up 100 miles season to date on today’s walk.

Finally a big hello and welcome goes out to Paula Martin, Lori Penn Smith, Karly Greathead, Lisa Greathead, Kaci Pinder, Nikki Devanney, Tony, Jennie, Val, Andy, Harley & Jesse Jenkinson, Jane & Holly Brabham, Cassie Northwood, Clayton Cross and Mikey Scholey who all walked with DVWG for the first time today. We hope you enjoyed the walk and choose to join us again soon. Apologies if we have missed any newcomers for a welcome mention.