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Sunday 17 November

Odin Mine

Peveril Castle, Eldon Hole, Bradwell Moor, Dirtlow Rake

Leaders: Gavin & Rhona    Photos: John

The wet weather continues ….

Lunch break on Old Moor

The Ramblers
Wednesday 13 November

Derbyshire Gritstone Way (1)

Leader: Val

The Derwent, angrier than usual, at Darley Abbey

The 56 mile Derbyshire Gritstone Way (as opposed to the Cheshire/Staffordshire Gritstone Trail) was developed by Derbyshire Ramblers in the 1970’s to follow the eastern gritstone ridges between Derby and Edale.
Our walk following the first ten miles was made within days of the flooding of the Lower Derwent.
Consequently part of it passing from Derby through the Derwent flood plain was somewhat wet.

On to higher ground north of Breadsall conditions improved, with a more pleasant walk via Little Eaton (for a lunch stop), Holbrook, and Duffield to catch a ‘Sixes’ bus on the A6 in Milford returning to Derby.
Nine of our group on the rain-free walk.
More sections to follow.

Makeney Hall



Arbor Low, Parsley Hay, Hurdlow

Leader: Mike   Photo: Mel       

The Ramblers
Saturday 9 November


Leader: Sara   Photos: Mel       

Four members completed a slightly shortened Saturday walk and were rewarded with sightings of fungi, vividly autumn coloured trees, and a fine inversion layer view from the Hunting Tower in Chatsworth.
The walk was completed with a leisurely visit to the fine cafe at Beeley for tea, cakes, and scones.

The Ramblers
Wednesday 6 November

Old Whittington

Leader: Jane       

Heading past the Hundall TV masts

A grey November day for 13 on an enjoyable local Old Whittington circular, heading up to Hundall and back.
Fortunately back at the Revolution House before the threatened afternoon rain arrived.

The Ramblers

Thursday 31 October

Clay Cross Heritage Walk

Leaders: Michael & Val

Arbor Low, Parsley Hay, Hurdlow

A small group of five for the Clay Cross Heritage Walk on a dry morning. Though we walked less than three miles there was plenty of interest – including the castellated tunnel, a blue plaque , varied housing and other significant buildings of the busy railway and mining times and memorials, old and new.
We finished with a visit to St Bartholomew’s Church to look at the William Morris window.
All fairly local members but we discovered something new.

Chatsworth Way

Leader: David

Another ‘Clarion’ Festival walk – this one following a ‘West Chesterfield Way’ out to the Chatsworth Estate and the wider Peak District.
A quiet journey across Holy Moor, Eastmoor, and Beeley Moor.

There, from the ‘hobgoblin’ of Hob Hurst’s House we descended to the Halloween celebrations in a busy half-term Chatsworth.
Two non-members fully appreciated the journey.

‘Clarion’ Discovery Walks

The Ramblers

Wednesday 30 October

Canals, Coal, Railways, & Regeneration

Leader: David

David comments on a ‘Clarion’ Festival walk ;

I enjoyed today’s walk and think that the eight who joined me did too.
Our seven mile route, with a coal and canal theme, took us over generally familiar paths in a well trodden area.
I was pleased though that I was able to show each of the participants something new.
We started from Hollingwood Hub, on a bright sunny day, then followed the canal to Staveley Basin, and on past the current restoration site – still partly flooded due to the recent heavy rain.
Our route took us to Netherthorpe, where we had a look at the original 1697 grammar school building and across to Poolsbrook for a lunch stop.
We returned through Eckington and looked at Staveley Hall, dating from 1604.
From there we took an overgrown and hardly known permissive path back down to the canal and on back to Hollingwood.

‘Clarion’ Discovery Walks

The Ramblers
Monday 28 October


Leaders: Dorothy & Maureen        

A circular for 15 (including a guest from Stevenage) from the Wooden Pole car park on the
Longshaw Estate
An eight mile route, via the Longshaw Lodge, Houndkirk Moor, Lady Canning’s Plantation, and Burbage Moor on a beautiful autumn day.

ITN News joined us in Longshaw to seek opinions on a potential December election

Houndkirk Moor, with the city of Sheffield in the distance

The Ramblers
Saturday 26 October

Porter Clough

Fulwood, Redmires, Lady Canning’s Plantation

Leaders: Graham & Edna   Photo: Mel

A useful accessory on a very wet walk

The Ramblers
Wednesday 23 October

Edging Back

Edale, Nether Booth, Crookstone Hill, Kinder Edge

Leader: Ann   Photos: John

The Great Ridge above Edale

A lovely day’s walk after all the damp weather for the 17 who walked along the Edale valley and up onto Crookstone and Kinder Edge for lunch.

Lunch break at Jaggers Clough

Hard work done, there were great views along the Edge and on the descent down Ringing Roger, which took us back to Edale village.

Descent to the left of the Ringing Roger Crags

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Join us for our

Clarion Discovery Week

Saturday 26 October
  Sunday 3 November

Members and non-members alike are invited to our 11 walks exploring the local area – in support of the Ramblers efforts to maintain and expand the rights of way network for all.

10:15 – 12:45

Immediately preceding this on Friday 25 October there is a social get-together for all group members (and anyone else interested in the Ramblers) in the
Chesterfield Assembly Rooms (above the Market Hall) from 10:15 to 12:45.
All are most welcome.

The Ramblers
Sunday 20 October

Rumbling Street

Leaders: Edna & Graham

12 Walkers (including 4 guests) followed a 10.5 miles route from Far Lane, Barlow Woodseats to Fanshawe Gate, Cartledge, and Wilday Green on a lovely autumn sunny morning with light cloud in the afternoon.

The Ramblers
Wednesday 16 October

Companion Stones & Old Reservoirs

White Edge, Ramsley Moor, Barbrook, Lady’s Cross, Longshaw

Leaders: Pauline & Clive   Photos: Mel

Stag activity on today’s walk from Fox House

The Ramblers
Wednesday 9 October

Out West

Winster, Aldwark, Youlgrave, Elton

Leaders: John & Tricia   Photo: Mel             

Bleakley Plantation, with Youlgrave in the background

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