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News Archive (July 2021)

Wednesday 28 July

‘Druids, Maidens, & Mock-Beggars’

Winster, Stanton Moor, Birchover, Elton

Leader: Liz   Photos: John & Mel

Welcome rain for gardens – preferably not on a Wednesday walk

               Lunchtime at Rowtor Rocks

Wednesday 14 July

‘A Bit of Everything’

Leaders: Dermot & John

20 walkers participated in our walk today, including one lady who had just joined the Ramblers earlier this week.
The walk was named after the many highlights en route – geology, geography, history, hills, moors, old mines, quarries, shops and even a working film set !

We left Hathersage Station and walked along the banks of the River Derwent and began the first climb of the day onto Offerton Moor where we had coffee and took in the scenery.
From there we dropped down to Stoke Ford and then climbed again up onto Eyam Moor, stopping at the top to once again take in the spectacular views all around us.
We continued our walk taking lunch in Eyam on the green in front of Eyam Hall.

After lunch, we walked through the village past the Riley Graves and dropped down to Froggatt.
It was then a return along the banks of the River Derwent to Hathersage, via Froggatt and Grindleford.

The weather conditions were perfect for walking – a slight breeze with warm sunshine.

The only minor complaint received was that the café in Eyam didn’t have any Bradwell’s rum and raisin ice cream – other than that it was a perfect walk !

12.7 miles covered.