Sutton Rambling Club ready for White Peak walk

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Sutton Rambling Club continue their rich variety of winter walks with a 10-mile linear ramble in the southern part of the White Peak on Sunday.

A good mix of scenery to enjoy including villages, hamlets, Carsington Water, Middleton Top on the High Peak Trail and the Limestone Way.

The ramble will start at the interesting old village of Bonsall at the head of a limestone valley.

The route heads south west along the Limestone Way to the isolated hamlet of Ible where there will be a mid morning break.

The group then continue south to explore Carsington village with lunch refreshments available at the Miners Arms pub nearby.

Suitably refreshed the afternoon section follows the northern edge of Carsington Water,a very popular visitor attraction opened by Her Majesty the Queen in May 1992.

It is owned and operated by Severn Trent Water to store water pumped from the River Derwent.

The group then move north east up to Middleton Top on the High Peak Trail. There will be time for a break here to enjoy delightful views of the surrounding countryside.

A steam engine house was built here in 1829 by the Butterly Company to haul waggons up the Middleton incline.

If there is sufficient time the walk will move on to the village of Middleton past the National Stone Centre, before the walk descends to the village of Wirksworth for a 5.15 pm coach departure home. There will be a shorter walk option in the afternoon.

The McEwens coach leaves the Staff of Life on Hack Lane in Sutton at 9.15am and the Bancroft Lane end, Stockwell Gate (near the Asda supermarket) in Mansfield at 9.30am. There are other pick up points en route. The coach fare is £9, accompanied juniors free. There is no necessity to pre-book your seat on the coach.

For further information please ring Bernard on 01623 648879 or John on 01623 796396 Alternatively click here .