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Sunday 16 January


Leader & Photos: John

Palterton, Heath, Sutton Scarsdale, Peter Fidler Memorial, Bolsover Castle Fields

A group of 13 undertook a 10 mile route from Bolsover.
We walked along the Magnesian Limestone escarpment to Palterton before descending to the
Doe Lea Valley, enjoying a coffee break in the unseasonably mild sunny morning near the Stockley Trail that follows the route of the old railway serving the local collieries.
After passing under the M1 a moderate climb up the south side of the valley led to the ruins of
Sutton Scarsdale Hall for lunch.
The return crossed the Doe Lea once more with a diversion to visit the Peter Fidler memorial cairn and a millennium sculpture ‘Breaking the Mould’ by the Stockley trail.
The escarpment was climbed by the fields below Bolsover Castle .

Peter Fidler memorial

‘Breaking the Mould’


Live and ZOOM

Post meeting talks from ;
Simon Ogden
Mark Chung

Wednesday 12 January

Winter Wander

Leaders: Clive & Pauline   Photo: John

Calver, Burnt Heath, Eyam, Cavendish Mill

Burnt Heath

A fine day with mild January temperatures.
The route involved an initial steady climb from the Calver cricket ground via Peak Pasture, Middleton Moor, and Burnt Heath for a lunch by the stocks in Eyam.
An afternoon return through the Eyam churchyard, with its Celtic Cross and fine Wall Sundial, to the Calver Weir.
A group of 29 completed a 10.4 mile circuit full of history.

Ashover Rock


Leader: Mike

A shorter walk of 7.5 miles from Wingerworth to Ashover Rock and back for 17 members.

Wednesday 5 January


Leader: Cliff

Brackenfield, Mathersgrave, Clattercotes

14 set off from Ogston Reservoir’s north car park for a winter sunshine booster.
An interesting 8 mile clockwise route around the reservoir via Brackenfield included lunch on the largest village green in Derbyshire.
An afternoon return to Ogston via the ruins of Trinity Chapel and the Berridge Lane nature reserve.

Friday 31 December

Wellington Monument, Baslow Edge

Six great walks near Chesterfield
(Derbyshire Life)

Wednesday 15 December

The Avenue

Leader: Hilary

South Chesterfield Golf Club, Grassmoor Country Park

A beautiful December day with the low mid-winter sun making sun-glasses a very useful accessory.
13 turned up at Wingerworth’s Avenue complex for a fine five mile circuit.

Tuesday 14 December

An online Christmas crossword for a non-partying moment

Saturday 11 December

Moss Valley

Leader: Isobel

A small group of four met in the car park behind the Bridge Inn at Ford for a short winter walk.
Although short, it was not flat, as it climbed one side of the Moss Valley to Haven Farm via Litfield Farm and Ridgeway, before dropping back to the Moss again via Plumbley and West Mosborough.
The route then switched to the southern side of the valley and climbed up through Ince Piece Wood, along Lady Ida’s Drive and Back Lane almost to Bramley, before descending to the Moss again.
It finished with a section by the side of the Moss on the Sheffield Country Walk.
Unfortunately, the cloudy and wet weather meant the views across the Moss Valley and south from Back Lane were not clear.
Distance 7.5 miles ; Ascent 1200 ft

Wednesday 8 December

Up the Manifold to a Castle

Leaders: Paul & Parul   Photo: John

Sheen, Longnor, Pilsbury Castle

Backdrop of Chrome & Parkhouse Hills

Download the Ramblers app

For those walking independently there is a selection of walks on the Ramblers website at
Ramblers Routes

Also we have a sortable library of some of our walks undertaken in the last six years in a
GPS Walk Library

Open Street Map – Recorded and unrecorded paths

The condition of local footpaths can be checked, and paths that are not recorded rights of way can be logged, in anticipation of the
2026 deadline

…. previously on chesterfieldramblers

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