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News Archive (November 2018)

The Ramblers
Wednesday 28 November

Winter Wonderland

Leader: Bob    Photo: John

Descending Brough Lane

Not a day for photos. Bob’s walk from Hathersage aptly named ‘Winter Wonderland’ – well the ‘winter’ adjective anyway.
Descending Brough Lane after passing Rebellion Knoll – Win Hill in the distance.

The Ramblers
Wednesday 21 November


Leader: John

Wolfscote Dale, free of the snow found elsewhere in the Peak today

The Ramblers
Wednesday 14 November


Leader: David

A repeat visit to the National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas in Staffordshire for the ‘longer bus & train’ group.
After a 30 minute train journey to Burton upon Trent, the walk again followed the Trent & Mersey canal southwards, via Branston Water Park and Barton Marina.

Once again we entered the Arboretum through the quiet northern end near Catholme, and it was obvious that the number and scale of the memorials had significantly increased since our last visit a few years ago.

A feature of the route, then and now, is having to cross and re-cross the ‘motorway style’ A38. The Arboretum is not a friendly place for either public transport or foot access.
All ten in the group were nimble enough to have survived without incident.

The crossing to Main Street, Alrewas (Google Streetview)

Rowsley to Bakewell

Leader: Andrew    Photos: John

The Ramblers
Sunday 11 November

Fox House

Leaders: Graham & Edna    Photos: John

A 10 mile route from Fox House via Longshaw, Grindleford Station, Padley Gorge, Higger Tor – and back.

The Ramblers
Saturday 10 November

Defunct Reservoirs

Leader: Pat    Photo: Mel

Above Smeekley Wood

There was some discussion over a Guide Stoop on Big Moor which used the word way as opposed to the more normal road.

The Ramblers
Wednesday 7 November

Duffield to Allestree

Leader: John                  

Basil writes ;

Ten group members took the train to Derby and on to Duffield to commence a 10 mile route to Allestree Park using parts of the
Ecclesbourne Way and the Centenary Way.
Good views, but on the approach to Kedleston the heavens opened and we experienced a couple of hours of heavy rain (plus wet sandwiches).
It cleared as we got closer to Derby where the greatest danger was getting soaked again from the traffic and large puddles whilst waiting for the bus.
A good day enjoyed by all.

Next week it’s train again to Burton and a walk to the National Memorial Arboretum.

In Search of Ancient Waters

Leader: Mel                  

Deer camouflaged on the Eastern Moors

16 turned up at Shillito Wood for Mel’s circular over the Eastern Moors, visiting redundant reservoirs.
A reasonable weather forecast turned out to be a persistent downpour for the afternoon return via Wimble Holme Hill, Fanshawe Gate, and Smeekley Wood.
After a glorious summer we had perhaps forgotten that it sometimes rains around these old reservoirs.

Trig point on Totley Moss