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News Archive (January 2019)

The Ramblers
Wednesday 30 January

Crich Carr,  Dene Quarry,  Cromford

Leader: Bill    Photo: Mel

Winding House at the top of Sheep Pasture Incline

Arkwright to Chesterfield

Leader: David      

Poolsbrook Country Park

A bright, cold day for the 13 who ventured to Arkwright for an 11 mile flat walk to Chesterfield, via Staveley.
Flat because it covered the southern spur of the Trans Pennine Trail, a circuit of Poolsbrook Country Park, and the Chesterfield Canal.

The Ramblers
Friday 25 January

Hasland circular

Leader: David

The fountain in Eastwood Park

The advantage of urban or semi-urban walks is that it can lead you to reflect on what was once there.

A four mile route around much of the perimeter of present-day Hasland began in Eastwood Park at the site of a ‘lost’ house, built in the 18th century but demolished in 1935.
An anti-clockwise route took the group of six via Hasland Green, Winsick, and Corbriggs on to the
Calow Brook before a lunchtime return to
Eastwood Park.

Footpath NE9 18/1 leading to the Calow Brook

A ‘walker-friendly’ route between the Broomfield Estate and Hasland Church.
(Not recorded as a right of way)

Chesterfield Canal Walking Festival (14-22 September 2019)

Anyone willing to lead a Ramblers’ walk which covers part of the Canal in the above festival, please download, complete, save, and email this

The Ramblers
Wednesday 23 January

A Walk in the Park

Leader: Gordon    Photo: Mel

A side view of Chatsworth House

The Ramblers
Wednesday 16 January

Padley Gorge, Higger Tor, & Burbage Edge

Leader: Paul    Photo: Mike

Welcome shelter at  Padley Chapel  on a 10 mile circular from Fox House

Whatstandwell to Belper

Leader: David

A walk starting and finishing in the Matlock Wetherspoons to cover Section 7 of the Derwent Valley Heritage Way, from Whatstandwell to Belper.
A route along the Cromford Canal from Whatstandwell to Ambergate before turning off at Shining Cliff to follow Whitewells Lane and Wyver Lane into Belper for the Trans Peak bus.

A group of 15 survived a damp day without getting too wet.

A little shelter for lunch.
The footpath sign has been replaced by a not too obvious waymarker since the Google car passed this way.

Eyam Moor

Leaders: Barbara & Ken

Twelve ‘short car’ walkers out for an Eyam Moor circular, via Stoke Ford.
7.5 miles on a rather wet and muddy day – but it is January after all.

The Ramblers
Wednesday 9 January

Walton to Clay Cross

Leader: Basil

South Chesterfield Way

A late addition to the printed programme by Basil, who led a group of ten from the Blue Stoops at Walton to Clay Cross, covering much of the South Chesterfield Way on a fine, sunny, but cold day.
There will be a further Saturday walk along this flagship route on
26 January.

Rowsley circular

Leader: Dermot    Photos: John   

Calton Pastures

Love Lock Bridge, Bakewell

The Ramblers
Wednesday 2 January

Matlock to Whatstandwell

Leader: David

14 made the journey to Matlock to cover Section 6 of the Derwent Valley Heritage Way, returning on the Trans Peak from Whatstandwell.
A steady climb over High Tor before descending to a fairly busy Matlock Bath and Cromford Canal.

The A6 from High Tor

Legs over High Tor (1975)

Section 7 on to Belper comes in a couple of weeks

Froggatt Edge, Baslow Edge and Curbar

Leaders: John & Tricia    Photos: John

Not quite the glistening snow of the Winter Walks Festival logo, but no doubt a relief to re-discover fresh air and exercise after Christmas excess ….

Coffee break on Froggatt Edge