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News Archive (August 2021)

           Cork Stone, Stanton Moor

Saturday 28 August


Congreave, Nine Ladies, Birchover,
Stanton Woodhouse

Leader: Edna   Photo: Mel

Sunday 22 August


Leaders: Chris & Naomi   Photos: Simon & John

A group of eight cheery souls enjoyed fine weather on an 11.5 mile walk out of Monyash.
The route included Lathkill Dale, Alport, Bradford Dale and One Ash Grange.

Descending Cales Dale

Coffee break in Lathkill Dale

Wednesday 18 August

Edge & Moors

Stanage Edge, Hathersage, Burbage Edge

Leader: Sue

18 of us braved the winds and wintry cold along Stanage and Burbage Edges today.
In between the two Edges was a much more tranquil scene and we particularly enjoyed the silver birch landscape of Bole Hill Quarry and the ancient oak woodland above Padley Gorge.
A rewarding 11 miles.

Sunday 15 August

Cutthroat Bridge

Moscar, Stanage Edge, Bamford Edge

Leader: Hilary   Photo: John

Bamford Edge, looking towards Win Hill

Sunday 8 August


Littlemoor, Ogston, Brackenfield, Highoredish, Overton

Leaders: John & Tricia   Photos: John

Ashover Rock (The Fabrick) between the downpours

Climbing up the Back Tor steps

Wednesday 4 August


Leader: Mike   Photos: Mel & Mike

In my humble opinion,
the Great Ridge is one of the best footpaths in the
Peak District, and on a clear, dry summer day it is hard to beat it.
17 starting from Barber Booth, walked up to it today in just those conditions and enjoyed panoramic views.
At Hollins Cross we were able to sample the repair works recently finished on the path to Back Tor, funded by generous donations (including one from Chesterfield Ramblers).
Restoration works on the Great Ridge

Walking down into Hope from Lose Hill we could see dark clouds and hear rumbles of thunder over Kinder, so an early lunch was taken – just in case the poor weather arrived.
Happy to say it missed us out and apart from a short shower, the walk along the Noe into Castleton and then up to Odin Mine and Hollins Cross was dry.
At Barber Booth there was clear evidence of heavy rain and talking to those who had walked on Kinder it had been torrential. Our band fortunately missed all that.

The path down to Edale from Hollins Cross

Monday 2 August

Norbriggs Cutting

Leader: Isobel

A group of nine met by the Pavilion at Poolsbrook Country Park on a lovely summer evening for the second of four ‘Taster’ walks – a mixture of new, old, and potential members.
The pace was leisurely as the aim is to increase the confidence of new walkers.
The route started on the Trans Pennine trail and then turned onto the Cuckoo Way, before heading along Norbriggs cutting by the edge of Norbriggs Flash Nature Reserve
After crossing the A619 we had a short uphill section by Norbriggs Road before descending Bridle Road back into Poolsbrook Country Park.
Distance 4.6 miles.