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News Archive (June 2014)

The Ramblers
Sunday 29 June


Thanks to Peter & Pam for today’s walk. Photos by John.


The Ramblers
Saturday 28 June

Many thanks to David for leading today’s walk ;

17 set off from Lower Hartshay for a nine miler.
We walked along the derelict Cromford Canal passing Starvehim Valley, and Sawmills before climbing up the hill to Fritchley and on to Crich.
We followed the route of old quarry tramways , once worked by a unique ‘walking locomotive’ , built at nearby Butterley Works . We also passed the oldest railway tunnel in the world.
Our return route took us past a straw hat factory built in 1802 and through the Amber Valley to Pentrich.
Here we looked at some of the plaques relating to England’s last revolution , which took place here in 1817. Three men were hanged and then beheaded (described as an act of clemency ,as the original sentence was to be hung , drawn and quartered !) and fourteen were transported to Australia for taking part.
It was only a short walk from Pentrich and down the hill back to Lower Hartshay, with the last section of the footpath following the line of Ryknild Street , the old Roman Road between Rotherham and Gloucestershire.


The Ramblers
Friday 27 June

A beautiful view of the Cordwell Valley, but the rhododendron ponticum is getting a bad press these days.

Cordwell Valley

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-27882358
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-27050336


The Ramblers
Wednesday 25 June


What’s going on in the woods ?
Photos of weird or amusing signs are always welcome.

We enjoyed the walk around Old Brampton, Linacre and Ashgate on Wednesday evening, thanks to Paul. Amused if not slightly worried when we passed this and then heard gunfire shortly afterwards …. Alison.


The Ramblers
Wednesday 25 June


Even for those fairly familiar with the Chatsworth area there were new sights on today’s 12 miler, led by Mel & Mike.
A circular from Beeley for 18 walkers took in Chatsworth House, the Hunting Tower, the Lakes, Fallinge Edge, and Rowsley.


The Ramblers
Saturday 21 June


A view from White Edge

A view from White Edge

Many thanks to John, who sets up some of the more strenuous walks for Saturday walkers.
Today saw a 19 mile route from the Robin Hood to Upper Burbage Bridge incorporating quite a few “Edges” – Gardom’s, Birchen, Baslow, Curbar, Froggatt, Millstone, and White Edge.
Superb midsummer light throughout the eight hour walking time.




The Ramblers
Wednesday 18 June


If you were looking for variety in a walk you had it today.
Basil gave a guided tour around some of Sheffield’s history to a select band, starting from the centre of the city and continuing through the relatively unkempt wilderness of the General Cemetery, then the pristine Botanical Gardens with its army of volunteers working on the beds, on to Endcliffe Park and the Porter and Limb Valleys before ending in Whirlowbrook and Ecclesall Woods – where some young bankers were testing the water quality !
Another walk showing Sheffield’s fine credentials as a green city.


Clare Balding rambles in Sheffield – part of the BBC Radio 4 ‘Ramblings’ series.


The Ramblers
Saturday 14 June


A great walk through Monyash, Lathkill Dale, and Over Haddon. Thanks to Helen & Peter for leading ; Cathy for photography.


The Ramblers
Wednesday 11 June


A 9 mile walk today in the border country between Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire, starting at Thorpe Salvin and taking in Anston Stones, Lindrick Dale, and one of the best bits of the Chesterfield Canal between Shireoaks and Thorpe Salvin.
Anston stone from a local quarry was used to rebuild the Houses of Parliament in the 1840’s ; Anston Stones Wood is a site of special scientific interest (SSSI); Lindrick Dale, although like the Derbyshire Dales, is not short of crags and a brook, is far from a wilderness with its property and attractive coiffured gardens.
Another walk full of interest.
Many thanks to Trevor, who led 28 of us.


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