The 2015 Adam Dean Memorial Walk 04-10-2015 Club news: Ashby-de-la-Zouch

This is one of my favourite signs and typifies the theme of the annual Ashby Round Table annual Country Walk! This took place in the Peak District on Saturday 3rd October, with 16 Tablers and 41ers taking part. The weather this year was perfect, dry, not too warm (although it was when you were climbing those steep hills!) and overall very pleasant.

 

We started at the Bluebell pub at Tissington, where a good selection of breakfast items was on offer. Most people opted for the 'smaller' breakfast or something similar, but one person had to go for the bigger breakfast (see photo above), and no, he didn't finish it!

The first stage of the walk seemed longer than usual (or was it me?), and included a very steep descent when the walkers went slightly wrong and missed the footpath down to Milldale. However, everyone made it safely to the George at Alstonefield for some liquid refreshment. As often happens, we were running a bit behind by this time, so it was a case of 'back on the bus' to get to the Devonshire Arms at Hartington for the booked late lunch.

 

Plan B was put into effect shortly afterwards for the next stage of the walk, with a change of destination to the Waterloo Inn at Biggin. where more ales were consumed before boarding the bus for the final run back into Ashby. There was then the simple matter of watching England beat Australia in the Rugby World Cup, but that's another story....

Thanks to Dave Crawford for organising this year's walk and keeping Adam's memory alive.