Friday, 23 August 2019

Summer social: walk and pub meal on Thursday 22nd August

It has been tricky organising a walk for our summer social because of all the wet weather during August, however a dry day beckoned on Thursday 22nd and so seven of us met at the Harrington Arms pub in Gawsworth for a 6:30pm start.

We pre-ordered our dinners and then did a 3.4-mile walk.  Andy led us along quiet country lanes and across fields with some walking on roads with footpaths.  The walk was mainly flat with six stiles to across and we had good views in the first half of Shutlingsloe, Teggs Nose and Sutton Common.  The walk ended near Gawsworth Hall and we went up the drive to see the beautiful black and white house and front lawn.  The summer events programme is in full swing and the grandstand was visible behind the house.

We were in the pub for 8pm and tucked into hearty platefuls of fish & chips, pizza, pie & mash and beef burger & chips and enjoyed conversation about MNTV and NT matters, local rambling groups, canal barge holidays and motorhoming.

Thanks to Sue for organising the evening and to Andy for leading the walk.


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