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News Archive (Oct 2016)

The Ramblers
Thursday 27 October

The programme of short, easy paced morning walks appears to be meeting a need.
Michael led a group of eight on a 3.7 mile circular from Holmesfield, which included our former publicity secretary, Glyn. Five arrived by bus, three by car.
The walk was via Woodthorpe Hall, Lydgate, and Fanshawe Gate.
The next short walk is a linear bus one, from Pilsley to Baslow, via Chatsworth on Friday 4 November.

The Ramblers
Wednesday 26 October

A fine October day. Early morning mist, but it led on to a warm and sunny afternoon.
Bob and John led a group of 17 from Crich Market Place on an eleven mile circular which headed south and managed to cross the busy A610 before moving on to the ‘revolutionary’ village of Pentrich.
After lunch at the Church and a grim reminder of the events of 1817, the route continued via Wingfield Park and
Wingfield Manor before a return to Crich by 3:30.

Wingfield Manor

Wingfield Manor

Moss Valley woodland

Moss Valley woodland

A walk through the Moss Valley for ten, led by Basil.
Alighting from the Sheffield X17 bus at Woodseats the journey was through Graves Park (Sheffield’s largest public park), the Moss Valley, Sloade Lane, and Ridgeway, finishing in Eckington.

The good weather produced a large turnout of 32 for Kath and John’s Ashford in the Water walk ;

From Ashford we went over to Church Dale, Cracknowl Wood, and over to Rowland.
Lunch was eaten in Great Longstone Park before making our way to Little Longstone and up to Monsal Head – before finally heading back to Ashford.
The scenery was absolutely perfect in the autumn sunshine and the colours were quite spectacular.

The Ramblers
Wednesday 19 October

A trip to the River Dove for 22, led by Bob and John.
Starting from Hartington the route went anti-clockwise into Staffordshire via Wetton and Alstonefield, before returning north to the start via Gipsy Bank, Wolfscote Dale, and Beresford Dale.
Recent rain had made it a bit damp underfoot, but a good walk of 12 miles on a dry and often bright day.

Barbara & Ken leading again ;

A group of 21 for a walk on a beautiful sunny day from Tideswell Dale car park via Litton, the Monsal Trail, Cressbrook Dale, and Tansley Dale.
Unfortunately only traces of autumn colours in the trees – disappointing.

The Ramblers
Saturday 15 October

Barbara writes ;

Me, Ken, Mark and Otis the guide dog led today’s visually impaired walk.
There were three ‘VIP’s’ with three guide dogs, together with eight sighted people on a beautiful bright sunny day.
The walk was five miles long and we enjoyed some lovely autumnal coloured trees.
We stopped for lunch at the Teversal Visitor Centre for welcome bacon and sausage cobs. Delicious.

The Ramblers
Wednesday 12 October

Photos from John of today’s walk from Rowsley.
Coffee at the Nine Ladies Stone Circle and lunch below Robin Hood’s Stride.
Andrew was the leader.

The Ramblers
Wednesday 5 October

The train to Derby, followed by a bus to Melbourne for 11 walkers, led by Jean.
A route into Leicestershire to visit Breedon on the Hill and the Staunton Harold Estate, with a return into Derbyshire via Calke Abbey and a bus from Ticknall back to Derby.
Some of the best of South Derbyshire and Leicestershire on a fine October day with some warm sunshine, but also autumnal breezes.



The ‘long car’ walk was billed as a ‘walk to nowhere.’
By way of explanation, it didn’t pass through any towns, villages, or hamlets.
It did however start and finish in Ashover.
As a further feature it comprised two walks in one.
Derrick led 12 on a 13.5 mile route; another 6 opted for a shorter version of 9.5 miles.

The Ramblers
Sunday 2 October

Excellent weather for Edna’s Hope circular.
An 11 mile walk via Win Hill, Hope Cross, Rowland Cote Hostel, Hollins Cross, and Lose Hill.
Nine takers, including one visitor.
Photos by John

The Ramblers
Saturday 1 October

Calver Low

Calver Low

With the winter booklet now out, a huge thanks to all who organise, lead, and take part in a large and varied programme.
Not least to John, who this year had set up 12 strenuous summer Saturday walks, the last of which took place today.

John returned specially from Barcelona  ?

John returned specially from Barcelona to lead ?

The ‘last chapter’ walk was led by John himself and strangely turned out to be a ladies only day ;

There were four of us, me and three ladies – Beverly, Andrea and Sue.
Starting from Calver Sough we continued up Coombs Dale, to Black Harry Gate, Foolow, Great Hucklow, Wardlow Mires, Cressbrook Dale, Wardlow, Longstone Edge, Little Longstone, Great Longstone, and a return to Calver.
Surprisingly dry but a chilly wind.
The walk was 16.5 miles and completed in 7 hours.
All finished happy and well but disappointed the walk was not a few miles further.