Cartledge and Holmesfield (29th December 2015)

The final walk of 2015 took place on Tuesday 29th December when a record number of 37 members set off on a 4 mile walk from the Rutland Arms at Cowley Bar led by Steve & Ros Sadler.
The weather was perfect for walking – mild, dry and blue skies with a hint of sunshine at times, although conditions underfoot were rather muddy & slippery in places after all the recent rain.
The route mainly on footpaths took in Cartledge, Holmesfield Common, Fanshaw Gate, Gillfield Wood, Woodthorpe Hall, Holmesfield Park Wood and back to Cowley Bar.
Lunch which had been pre-booked was taken at the Rutland Arms and followed by a quiz devised by John Ellis to finish off a very enjoyable days walking.

( the pies at the Rutland are SUPERB! Also, they have a good range of rather excellent ales.)

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