Hello fellow Hondon Valley Walkers,
We have TWO WALKS in NOVEMBER and one in early December. The first walk will now be on Friday, the 11th November as detailed below.
As I mentioned earlier, I have decided to move the Jeannie Ashford Memorial Walk further back in November, so it will now be on Friday, 25th November, which should allow more of Jeannie’s erstwhile walking partners to participate.
Consequently, there will not now be a walk on the 4th of November. Rather we will walk on the 11th and 25th of November and then on the 9th of December; thus getting us back to our normal, every 2 weeks, cycle except for December when there will only be one walk as people are usually too busy with Christmas activities later in the month.
So, here are the dates for your diaries / click to view walk details:
4th November – Walk postponed so no walk this day.
11th November – #505 The Salt River Walk
25th November – #506 The Jeannie Ashford Memorial Walk
9th December – #507 The El Canton Loop
Please find the details for the walks attached.
I intend to choose the walks for the early part of 2017 and to publish them before the end of the year! 🙂
Jeannie Ashton Memorial Walk
The walk on the 25th November will be the Jeannie Ashton Memorial Walk. Jeannie was a stalwart supporter of our group but despite my best efforts I only managed to persuade her to lead one walk. So I have chosen this walk as a tribute to a brave, caring and adventurous lady, whose only fault to my knowledge was an inability to navigate! Nevertheless, she and her intrepid walking partners managed to scramble all over these hills and valleys whilst being temporarily unsure of their exact location! (Walk leader expression for being lost!)
As well as supporting our group, Jeannie worked as a translator in the Town Hall and assisted many people with the intricacies of Spanish Bureaucracy and the Castilian language.
So the walk will start and finish at the Frailes Town Hall.
Whether you knew Jeannie or not, please come along to celebrate Jeannie’s life with those of us who knew her well. As a reward for your efforts you will see the Hondón Valley from a different perspective.