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News Archive (September – December 2020)

The Ramblers


  Wednesday 9 September

Leader: Andrew    

Not much remains of the summer programme because of the ongoing coronavirus issue, but it was a welcome return to official activity for a group of six on a beautiful September day on a local walk.
The outing concluded with a guided tour of what remains of the Wingerworth Hall estate.

Not a Ramblers built stile    (seen on Chinley Churn)

Whaley Bridge

Wednesday 14 October

Chinley Churn, Hayfield,
Mount Famine

Photo: Mike

Barber Booth

Wednesday 21 October

Leader: Isobel    

A group of 11 met at Barber Booth for an 11 mile route in the mist and drizzle, expecting a wet walk.
The first part was up Whitemoor Clough, at the top of which, there should have been lovely views of the Edale Valley – missed with mist.
Then we went along Chapel Gate to meet the Rushup Edge Road. After crossing the road, the route crossed fields to the hamlet of Bagshaw and on to Sparrowpit.
From there it climbed to Eldon Quarry, then dropping to Windy Knoll, and returning to Barber Booth via Greenlands.
In the afternoon the mist cleared and there were views towards Chapel-en-le Frith and of the Mam Tor ridge.
There were some steep uphill sections. Few other walkers out in the Sparrowpit and Bagshaw area and this may explain why some of the stiles in this area are poorly maintained.


Saturday 24 October    

Leader: Isobel     

Originally, 15 people had booked on to the walk – but numbers were reduced due to the Coronavirus Tier 3 rules affecting Sheffield, some people having to self isolate, and one with a broken boiler!
In the end there were 11 people, including some prospective new members and a member from another area.
The route starting from Ford had been hastily redrawn due to the new Tier 3 rules which prevented us crossing the Sheffield border.
Initially the weather was dry, but towards lunchtime it became showery.
The route started along Geer Lane and took the concessionary path leading up towards Troway. From Troway it dropped to Bridle Road Wood and headed to Lightwood, before returning to Ford via Carterhall and Litfield Farms.
Along the way there were views of the Moss Valley, with the trees looking particularly good in their autumn colours.
A total distance of 7.2 miles.


Wednesday 2 December

Leader: Dawn        

Dawn comments ;

I did the walk yesterday from Bakewell Old Station and all went well – but as there were only seven of us there was no problem with social distancing.
We even had a good day weatherwise.

The walk took us along the Monsal Trail to the end ; then we picked up Coombs Lane, Manners Wood, Calton Plantation through the cottages down to Calton Lees, where we took lunch at the picnic tables in the car park.
It was then across the park, where we took the track through New Piece Wood, Calton Pastures and back down the lane back to the old station, approx 7.5 miles.