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News Archive (Dec 2013)

The Ramblers
Saturday 21 December


Winter walking near Great Hucklow

Winter walking near Great Hucklow


Today is the last group walking day of the year.
The days can only get longer now.
Walks resume on Wednesday 1 January with a Whaley Thorns route (6 miles) and an extra train ramble (8 miles) – details in the Walks Programme above.
Happy Christmas and New Year to all. If you’ve not joined us before on a walk you’re very welcome in 2014.

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The Ramblers
Saturday 14 December



Many thanks to Cathy for her pre-Christmas Chesterfield walk.

‘Seventeen walkers joined me today on a circular walk from Chesterfield.
Seven joined me at the No 10 Tea Rooms for a bacon butty before starting the walk from the library steps.
We walked out to Holymoorside following the South Chesterfield way for a while, then across the lanes and fields to Old Brampton and Linacre where we picked up the North Chesterfield way back to the tea rooms for a hot drink and goodies.
Festive cheer with mulled wine, mince pies and Christmas chocolate – 9 miles passed by in a flash. The weather was kind, local scenery and good company – a great time was had by all.’


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The Ramblers
Wednesday 11 December


Derbyshire County Council, according to a BBC news report, are reported as wanting to do more to promote our own patch of north east Derbyshire as a tourist attraction.
Good news. Nobody underestimates the value of the Peak Park, not least ourselves who do much of our walking there – but we shouldn’t nevertheless downplay the attractions and countryside on our doorstep.

Footpath 18 between the English Heritage sites of Bolsover Castle and Sutton Scarsdale Hall (summer, 2013)

Footpath 18 between the English Heritage sites of Bolsover Castle and Sutton Scarsdale Hall (summer, 2013)


Our walks regularly take in places like Hardwick Hall, Bolsover Castle, Creswell Crags, Sutton Scarsdale Hall, Renishaw Hall, the Chesterfield Canal, etc., etc.
The area has its own Walking Festival each May in which we strongly participate.
Even without the Peak, we are very fortunate in living in a good walking area.
Hopefully any focus on NE Derbyshire will ensure the footpath infrastructure is maintained to the standards of a tourist attraction.

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The Ramblers
Wednesday 4 December



Thanks to Mel for photos from today’s Grindleford Station walk, via Hathersage, Stanage Edge, and the Burbage Valley. Pauline and Clive were the leaders on a wonderfully sunny day.


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The Ramblers
Wednesday 4 December


Railway bridge footpaths can be attractive – or not ?
A contrast in styles over the Midland mainline near Stretton.

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