Shipley Country Park - The Shipley Shuffle Sponsored Walk
w/e 13 October 2002

Teddy Came Too

With my wife Sandra and cousin Angela, together with about forty other people, I took part in a sponsored walk today in aid of the British Heart Foundation. First job of the day was to register (main picture) and the organisers were still there to greet us on our return (bottom right). Oh and the British Heart Teddy came too!

Conditions underfoot were generally good although the rain of the previous day meant that some muddy patches had to be negotiated. The hill in the distance, the site of Shipley Hall, was our first objective.
Derby Lodge

Following the blue arrows of the five mile walk, the route took us by Derby Lodge and a little further on the parting of the ways took place as the ten mile route marked by the yellow arrows took the lower track on the left.
Woodland Path

Our route rose to the top of the hill and followed woodland paths that formed probably the prettiest section of the walk especially with the autumn colours adding another dimension.
American Adveture

At the far side of the wood, the view overlooked the American Adventure Theme Park and after circumnavigating the park, we passed the pillared entrance before reaching the last leg of the route.
Nutbrook Trail

Following a narrow lane (inset left) we soon joined the Nutbrook Trail that led back to our starting point at the Visitor Centre (inset right). The Nutbrook Trail is a nine mile traffic free path between Shipley Country Park and Long Eaton. Now all that remains is to collect the sponsorship money which thanks to the generosity of my family, friends and work colleagues should be close to £200*. The total raised by the event should be in excess of £2500.

*Following a donation from my employers this total has now doubled.
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