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News Archive (December 2019)

The Ramblers
Wednesday 18 December


Leader: Bill        

Grassmoor Country Park

A good group of 21 set out from
Grassmoor Country Park on a damp, misty morning for a ten mile clockwise circular via
Temple Normanton, Sutton Scarsdale, Heath, and Holmewood Woodlands

A dry day, but the sun never quite managed to break through.
As the leader remarked, daylight gets longer next week.

                      A Holmewood lunch

The Ramblers
Saturday 14 December


Leader: Cathy   Photo: Mel

Starting from Pleasley Pit Country Park, Museum and Local Nature Reserve, the Saturday group paused at the Rowthorne Trail picnic site for a festive break.
Here they enjoyed, at what has become a yearly event, homemade Christmas cake, Wensleydale cheese and mulled wine.
Fully satiated the group then proceeded to Ault Hucknall Church and Hardwick Hall, before enjoying lunch at the Teversal Visitors Centre.
The return journey, under a clear blue sky, made good use of the all-weather Five Pits Trail for the return journey to Pleasley.

The Ramblers
Wednesday 11 December


Companion Stone, Blackstone Edge

Leaders: Gavin & Rhona   Photos: John & Mel

Wellington’s Monument, Baslow Edge

Coffee break at The Three Ships looking towards Nelson’s Monument, Birchen Edge

Anticipating their Christmas dinner

Newbold to Holme Hall

Cobnar Wood for a coffee stop

Leader: Basil

A bright start to the day for a local walk from Coniston Road in Newbold to Holme Hall, via Barlow and Cutthorpe

Plenty of mud as was to be expected after the previous day’s downpour, but a mainly dry walk for a group of ten with light showers only coming towards the end.

The Ramblers
Sunday 8 December

Monsal Head

Great Longstone, Bakewell, Sheldon, Great Shackleton Wood, Monsal Dale

Leaders: Terry & Eileen   Photo: John

Fin Cop after leaving Great Shackleton Wood

The Ramblers
Wednesday 4 December

An Ashover Parish profile on Facebook of Richard Felton
Thanks and congratulations to him. A great example of someone who cherishes and promotes our local rights of way network.

Ashover rights of way

Peak & Northern signposts in Ashover      

Around Win Hill

Navio, Hope Brinks, Yorkshire Bridge

Leaders: Clive & Pauline   Photos: John & Mel

Panorama from high point (left to right, Lose Hill, Kinder, Wooler Knoll (near centre) and Derwent Edge

Same location but with Mam Tor in the background

Above Twitchill Farm looking towards Win Hill

The Ramblers
Sunday 1 December


Tideslow Rake, Great Hucklow, Silly Dale

Leaders: Terry & Eileen   Photos: John

Tideslow Rake

Return around the top of Cressbrook Dale (Peter’s Stone) – silhouetted by the setting sun

On the way to High Rake