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News Archive (February 2022)

Sunday 27 February


Leader: Hilary   Photos: John

Tideslow Rake, Great Hucklow, Grindlow, Litton

Long February shadows above Cressbrook Dale with Peter’s Stone in the background

Heading back down to Holymoorside

Saturday 26 February


Leader & Photo: Mel

Stone Edge, Upper Loads

Commencing from Holymoorside, ten members, including visitors from Wakefield and Nottinghamshire, gathered for a walk starting from the village hall.
After climbing to Stone Edge via Gladwin’s and Stone Hay woods, a short coffee stop was taken at the top of the golf course.
Continuing on the route crossed Harewood and Longside Moor to reach Longside Road.
On then to Upper Loads to pass around Besom Farm before returning to Holymoorside via Back and Birkinshaw woods.
Four members then took advantage of the good weather to visit the coffee shop at Highfield House Farm for tea and cakes.

Wednesday 23 February

Edges & Reservoirs

Leader: Sue   Photos: John & David

Fox House, Burbage Rocks, Redmires, Stanage Edge

A good turnout for another Fox House based walk.

31 ramblers set off from Fox House for an 11 mile route via Burbage Edge
and Stanage Edge, glad that after days of storms, at least it wasn’t raining.
The group included 8 visitors and/or new members.

Side-stepping deep mud and leaping from rock to rock, we made our way along Burbage Edge to Houndkirk Road, taking a late coffee break at the Ox Stones.
Then it was up to Brown Edge Farm and across a very boggy moorland path to Redmires Reservoirs, where we had our lunch overlooking the sunny
Upper Reservoir with white crested waves in the distance.
Joining the Long Causeway we headed up to Stanage Pole and Edge, where strong westerly winds hit us. We battled our way to the trig point, where discretion won out over valour and we decided not to proceed off the Edge via a climbers path to Higger Tor and Millstone Edge, but to head for Upper Burbage Bridge and the easier return route to Fox House.
An adventurous walk handled ably by the whole group.

The strong wind and partly muddy conditions slowed the 11 mile walk to under 2 mph.

Sunday 13 February

Fox House

Leader: Graham   Photo: John

Longshaw, Grindleford Station, Millstone Edge, Upper Burbage Bridge,
Houndkirk Road

‘There’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing’ (Alfred Wainwright, among many)

A damp Surprise View

Wednesday 9 February

From Castle to Huccas Nook

Leaders: The Two Mikes   Photo: John      

          Bolsover, Ault Hucknall, Scarcliffe

Wednesday 2 February

Three Men But No Boat

Leader: Ann   Photos: John      

          Hunting Tower, Hob Hurst’s House, Birchen Edge

25 members walked along Gardom’s Edge seeing the stones named The Three Men and also the unusual cup and ring stone, which is not quite what it seems at first sight.
On to Dobb edge above Chatsworth park with a coffee stop at the Hunting Tower with yummy flapjack (thanks Trisha), and then staying on the Edge and on to Beeley Moor arriving at Hob Hurst’s House for lunch.
Easy walking off of the moorland to end with a short climb to Birchen edge and Nelsons Monument.
A 10 mile walk.