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News Archive (September 2019)

The Ramblers
Saturday 28 September

An Edge, a Hound, & a Lady

Leaders: Mel, Pat, & Cathy   Photo: Mel             

The Ox Stones on Burbage Moor

On a rather blustery day five members set out from Redmires for a walk of just over eight miles – shortened due to poor weather.
Starting from Redmires the route passed Stanage Pole before skirting along Stanage Edge to the Cowper Stone.
A short coffee stop at Upper Burbage Bridge was followed by a rather breezy passage over Burbage Moor to reach the Ox Stones and its trig point ; Cathy was pleased that she had bagged another one.
On then to Lady Canning Plantation, across the Ringinglow road to skirt Brown Edge and a lunch on Fullwood Lane. From here Rud Hill and White Stones were used to return to Redmires and complete the circuit.

The Ramblers
Wednesday 25 September


Leader: Michael    

12 people joined me on my walk from Chinley rail station.
This number included a lady who had rung me a few days previously to say that she was staying in the area and wanted to join our walk.
She lives in Hampshire and walks regularly with her local Ramblers.
The walk began with a short road walk to Chinley Nature Reserve which I had, on a recce, chosen for a coffee stop.
However in view of the rain from the previous day we had our drinks stop in the station waiting room.
A longish steep climb up a quiet country lane followed, which led onto a footpath which more or less contoured the steep hillside.
This path was muddy in places and thus a certain amount of care was needed.
The weather was dry and fine, enabling us to enjoy the views towards South Head and beyond.
I had decided not to climb even higher up to Chinley Churn.
After a lunch stop we gradually descended onto a bridle way taking us to Peep o’ Day house, so called because the house, facing east, catches the rising sun as it peeps over the hillside and shines in a small round window over the door.
Crossing the main A624 road we walked for a short distance on the Pennine Bridleway and continued via fields and tracks over farm land back to Chinley in time to catch the train to Sheffield.

Moss Valley

Leader: Doug

A group of 26 for a Moss Valley clockwise circular from Ford, via Plumbley and Mosborough.
Some mud after yesterday’s downpour, but a damp morning developed into a fine day.

A Sheffield footpath on the Derbyshire / Yorkshire border

The Ramblers
Saturday 21 September

Bolsover & Scarcliffe Woods

Leaders: Kath & John   Photos: John             

A fine day for the September walk with the visually impaired.

Roseland Wood                                    

The Ramblers
Friday 20 September

Kinder Adventure

Leader: Mel             

Kinder Low

Summer draws to a close on a superb 18 mile Kinder walk.

The Ramblers
Wednesday 18 September

Belper to Derby

Leader: David

A train ramble to do Sections 7 and 8 of the Derwent Valley Heritage Way.
Ten left Belper Rail Station for the ten mile journey south to Derby, via Makeney, Little Eaton, and
Darley Abbey on a fine September day.
A return train conveniently waiting for us on Platform 1 of Derby Station.

The Ramblers
Saturday 14 September

Moors & Woods

Totley Moor, Carr Top, Smeekley Wood, Fanshaw Gate

Leaders: Gavin & Rhona   Photo: Mel

In front of Wimble Holme Hill

The Ramblers
Wednesday 11 September


Leader: Jenny   Photo: Basil

Little John’s Grave, Hathersage

A group of six completed a nine mile circular from Hathersage in mixed but improving weather.
Reaching Stanage Edge via North Lees Hall of Bronte fame, strong winds greeted us as we followed the Edge to Burbage and Higger Tor.
We met a group of 24 from Sheffield Group on the way from Higger Tor.
A final descent in sunshine via Callow Bank, visiting Little John in Hathersage churchyard.
Good views, banter, and exercise along the way.

Uphill & Down Dale

Monsal Head, Brushfield, Millers Dale

Leaders: Pauline & Clive   Photo: Mel

The ‘long car’ walkers at Cressbrook Mill

The Ramblers
Wednesday 4 September


Slate Pit Dale, Holymoorside, Nether Loads, Walton

Leader: Mike   Photo: Mel

Coffee stop at the top of Slate Pit Dale

Alport (3)

Leader: Val

A small group of five completed the last of the summer’s three ‘Alport’ walks with a trip to
Alport Castles.
Getting off the bus just before Fairholmes we ascended on the bridleway and over into the Ashop valley and along to Alport bridge.
In a reverse of the classic routes we followed the Alport river upstream to the farm to ascend steeply up beside the Castles.
Almost at the top, the rain started but we had the wind behind us blowing us briskly along across Rowlee pasture.
A steep descend through the woods to Fairholmes and a welcome cuppa completed our walk in good time for the return bus.