Smisby Village

Overseal Health Walking Group

These Tuesday walks are organised by the Overseal Health Walking Group.  This group is not part of the Smisby Striders. These walks are open to all and no charge is made. They are of a similar length to the Smisby Striders walks. 


Overseal Health walkers

All the walks are classed as strenuous on the health walk scale. As normal = 1.30pm at the junction of Daisy Lane & Hallcroft Avenue, Overseal (close to the doctor's surgery) DE12 6JF.


 During Feb and March please check if the walks are going ahead in inclement weather.I know that many of you are hardy souls but we may have to cancel if the weather is extreme on a Tuesday afternoon. You can  ring Dot Morson on 01283760639 or ring Rosliston Forestry Centre on 01283563483 to check. 



Oct 1st Meet at Bretby Garden Centre at 1.30pm. Bretby estate. 5 stiles. 4 miles Refreshments afterwards.

Oct 8th Meet at Netherseal village hall at 1.30pm. The River Mease. 4 miles 2 stiles. Please bring your own refreshments.

Oct 15th Meet at Sharpe's Pottery Museum at 1.30pm. Swadlincote Woodlands & Sandhills. 3 miles, No stiles. Refreshments in Sharpe's cafe afterwards.

Oct 29nd Meet at Daisy Lane, Overseal. Dead Danes Bottom & Church Walk. 4 miles, 3 stiles. Refreshments at the Village Pavilion (tbc).

Oct 22th Meet at Ticknall Village Hall at 1.30pm, Calke Estate's autumn colours, No stiles, 4 miles. Refreshments at the Mansion house.

Oct 29th Meet as normal. Dead Danes Bottom & Church Walk. 4 miles  3 stiles.  Refreshments at the Village Pavilion.

Nov 5 As normal. Shortheath & Moira, No stiles. Refreshments at Lakeside    3 miles

Nov 12 Meet at Swarkestone Garden Centre DE73 7GQ . No stiles, 3 miles, Barrow on Trent & Trent Mersey Canal. Refreshments after the walk.

Nov 19 Meet at YHA National Forest DE12 6BD at 1.30pm. Hicks Lodge & Moira.    No stiles, 3 miles. Refreshments at Hicks Lodge.

Nov 26  Meet at Branston Water Park DE14 3HD at 1.30pm. Battlestead Hill & Tatenhill Lock. No stiles. 3½ miles Refreshments at the Horseshoes.

Dec 3 Meet Linton Village Hall DE12 6PW at 1.30pm. Rosliston & return. Refreshments @ The Beehive (tbc). 5 stiles 3½ miles

Dec 10     Meet @ Swadlincote Bus Park to catch the 1.34pm bus Arriva 29 to Blackfordby. Bus stop 3. 3 stiles, 3¾ miles . Christmas tea at Sharpe's Cafe. £10 per person. Please complete the pro forma below and hand to Dot with cash in an envelope by December 3rd. No need to walk to join the tea.

Dec 17     Meet @ Ticknall Village Hall @ 1.30pm. Knowle Hill & Hangman's Stone. 3¼ miles. 1 stile. Please bring your ownrefreshments.


Start again on January 7th 2020.



Other walks you may be interested in :-


Thursday 31st October – Calke estate & Ticknall village from Ticknall village hall DE73 7JK 2½ miles, 3 stiles. Part of the Magic Attic Heritage walks programme. 1.30pm (Dot leading). Donations to the Magic Attic.