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Chesterfield Canal Walking Festival (14-22 September 2019)




Anyone willing to lead a Ramblers’ walk which covers part of the Canal in the above festival, please download, complete, save, and email this
walk-leader-form-2019.pdf



The Ramblers
Wednesday 16 January

Padley Gorge, Higger Tor, & Burbage Edge



Leader: Paul    Photo: Mike

Welcome shelter at  Padley Chapel  on a 10 mile circular from Fox House

Whatstandwell to Belper



Leader: David



A walk starting and finishing in the Matlock Wetherspoons to cover Section 7 of the Derwent Valley Heritage Way, from Whatstandwell to Belper.
A route along the Cromford Canal from Whatstandwell to Ambergate before turning off at Shining Cliff to follow Whitewells Lane and Wyver Lane into Belper for the Trans Peak bus.


A group of 15 survived a damp day without getting too wet.

A little shelter for lunch.
The footpath sign has been replaced by a not too obvious waymarker since the Google car passed this way.


Eyam Moor



Leaders: Barbara & Ken


Twelve ‘short car’ walkers out for an Eyam Moor circular, via Stoke Ford.
7.5 miles on a rather wet and muddy day – but it is January after all.














The Ramblers
Wednesday 9 January

Walton to Clay Cross



Leader: Basil

South Chesterfield Way


A late addition to the printed programme by Basil, who led a group of ten from the Blue Stoops at Walton to Clay Cross, covering much of the South Chesterfield Way on a fine, sunny, but cold day.
There will be a further Saturday walk along this flagship route on
26 January.

Rowsley circular

Leader: Dermot    Photos: John   

Calton Pastures


Love Lock Bridge, Bakewell


The Ramblers
Wednesday 2 January


Matlock to Whatstandwell



Leader: David



14 made the journey to Matlock to cover Section 6 of the Derwent Valley Heritage Way, returning on the Trans Peak from Whatstandwell.
A steady climb over High Tor before descending to a fairly busy Matlock Bath and Cromford Canal.

The A6 from High Tor





Legs over High Tor (1975)


Section 7 on to Belper comes in a couple of weeks



Froggatt Edge, Baslow Edge and Curbar



Leaders: John & Tricia    Photos: John


Not quite the glistening snow of the Winter Walks Festival logo, but no doubt a relief to re-discover fresh air and exercise after Christmas excess ….



Coffee break on Froggatt Edge


The Ramblers
Wednesday 19 December

A Pre-Christmas Wander



Leaders: John & Tricia



Shireoaks, Lindrick, South Anston, Chesterfield Canal


The Ramblers
Saturday 8 December

Chocolate and Mulled Wine



Leader: Cathy

Nine walkers enjoyed an eight mile stroll around Dronfield with some local story telling on the way.
Our elevenses stop saw Christmas cake and Wensleydale cheese (kindly supplied by Jill and Chris) and mulled wine to begin the festive season.
We also enjoyed bacon butties beforehand – and cups of tea afterwards.
A great walk with lovely company and sunshine as well.
What other way is there to enjoy a Saturday ?
Thank you everyone.


The Ramblers
Wednesday 5 December

Botanical Gardens



Leader: Andrew


Basil writes;

A very wet day for the walk from Meadowhead to Sheffield’s Botanical Gardens attracted a brave group of four.
We followed some paths new to most near the Limb Valley and sheltered for a while at Forge Dam for lunch – before completing the Sheffield Round Walk section down to Hunters Bar.
Heavy rain all the way but we survived and had a good chat.
The waterproofs worked.




…. previously on chesterfieldramblers




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