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News Archive (January 2022)

Sunday 30 January

Burbage Bridge

Leaders: Naomi & Chris   Photos: John      

Stanage Edge, Hathersage, Toad’s Mouth, Carl Wark, Higger Tor

Stanage south trig point

Robin Hood’s Cave on Stanage Edge

Wednesday 26 January

Ancient Landslips

Leader & Photo: John      

Rebellion & Bleak Knolls, Abney Moor, Bretton Clough, Offerton Edge

23 members and a dog completed a 10 mile, 1500ft circuit from Hope over Abney and Offerton Moors.
Abney Moor was accessed by Brough Lane with detours to take in the Rebellion Knoll view point and the Bleak Knoll summit, before returning to the main path over the moor.

Typical landslip block

Then down into Bretton Clough where we had our lunch break in the strange topography of the post glacial landslips.
Crossing the brook allowed a pleasant climb to Abney village, and then up and over Offerton Moor; at its edge the sun was out giving a spectacular panorama over the Dark Peak.
The descent was via Offerton Hall, with a return to the start point along the right bank of the Derwent.

Sunday 16 January


Leader & Photos: John

Palterton, Heath, Sutton Scarsdale, Peter Fidler Memorial, Bolsover Castle Fields

A group of 13 undertook a 10 mile route from Bolsover.
We walked along the Magnesian Limestone escarpment to Palterton before descending to the
Doe Lea Valley, enjoying a coffee break in the unseasonably mild sunny morning near the Stockley Trail that follows the route of the old railway serving the local collieries.
After passing under the M1 a moderate climb up the south side of the valley led to the ruins of
Sutton Scarsdale Hall for lunch.
The return crossed the Doe Lea once more with a diversion to visit the Peter Fidler memorial cairn and a millennium sculpture ‘Breaking the Mould’ by the Stockley trail.
The escarpment was climbed by the fields below Bolsover Castle .

Peter Fidler memorial

‘Breaking the Mould’

Wednesday 12 January

Winter Wander

Leaders: Clive & Pauline   Photo: John

Calver, Burnt Heath, Eyam, Cavendish Mill

Burnt Heath

A fine day with mild January temperatures.
The route involved an initial steady climb from the Calver cricket ground via Peak Pasture, Middleton Moor, and Burnt Heath for a lunch by the stocks in Eyam.
An afternoon return through the Eyam churchyard, with its Celtic Cross and fine
Wall Sundial, to the Calver Weir.
A group of 29 completed a 10.4 mile circuit full of history.

Ashover Rock


Leader: Mike

A shorter walk of 7.5 miles from Wingerworth to Ashover Rock and back for 17 members.

Wednesday 5 January


Leader: Cliff

Brackenfield, Mathersgrave, Clattercotes

14 set off from Ogston Reservoir’s north car park for a winter sunshine booster.
An interesting 8 mile clockwise route around the reservoir via Brackenfield included lunch on the largest village green in Derbyshire.
An afternoon return to Ogston via the ruins of Trinity Chapel and the Berridge Lane nature reserve.