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News Archive (December 2017)

The Ramblers
Wednesday 20 December


Mount St Mary’s Memorial Chapel – designed by Adrian Gilbert Scott and modelled on the Florence Duomo





A day milder than some summer days for John and Tricia’s 10 mile Renishaw circular.
23 in the group which headed out via Spinkhill and went on to pass Barlborough Hall and the edge of Mastin Moor – before heading back to Renishaw along the Cuckoo Way and Trans Pennine Trail.






The Ramblers
Friday 15 December


Christmas at the Revolution House





After the snow earlier in the week a warmish
blue-sky day for the short morning walk from Chesterfield’s Visitor Information Centre to the Revolution House in Old Whittington – with its links to the Revolution of 1688.
An easy journey via the Chesterfield Canal and River Rother for six, led by David.






The Ramblers
Saturday 9 December



Cathy led a group of twelve on the annual pre-Christmas ‘bacon butty’ walk which always starts at the No 10 Tea Room in Chesterfield ;

Our normal morning break included mulled wine, mince pies, and Christmas cake to warm us on a brisk wintry morning with the sun popping in and out.
The route took us to Linacre Reservoirs, Old Brampton, Somersall and Walton Dam before returning back to Chesterfield.
We passed the ‘Christmas Tree’ in the wood by Walton Dam and as in previous years, when we visit we add our own contributions. It all adds to a fun festive walk.

Photos by Collin


The Ramblers
Wednesday 6 December



A ten mile circuit of the town of Clay Cross, with the church steeple visible in the distance for most of it.
Val led a group of 11, starting and finishing at the Tupton Tap pub (formerly the Royal Oak).
With a coffee stop at North Wingfield Church, the journey was in a clockwise direction via Danesmoor and Handley.
Perhaps a shorter rival to the Chesterfield Round Walk.

The Ramblers
Monday 4 December

A short, leisurely walk from Pleasley Pit on a beautiful morning.
A fairly mud-free route using old railway lines, starting with the Skegby Trail to Teversal and making our way back to Pleasley via the Teversal Track.
Refreshment at the Pleasley Pit Trust café for some and an onward visit to the Pleasley Church Christmas Tree Festival.
A group of 19, led by David.