On Sunday 28th October the Sutton Rambling Club will be enjoying one of the most scenic walks in the Peak District.
It will be a steady 9 mile linear route in the northern part of the White Peak. High level walking in the morning along a chain of gritstone edges and then pleasant valley/riverside terrain in the afternoon.
There will be a number of breaks during the day. with the main lunch stop at or near the Grouse Inn.
The ramble will start at the Robin Hood public house alongside the A619 (grid ref 279722) and head north-west taking the footpath skirting the edge of Gardom”s Edge and gradually ascending up to Wellington”s Monument for a mid morning coffee break.
From this point there is a very scenic section as the route takes us north along Baslow Edge past the Eagle Stone. There should be great views overlooking the Chatsworth Estate and hills and valleys to the north and east.
The group continues north along the Curbar and Froggatt Edges and break for lunch near the Grouse Inn at the end of the ridges. There will be the option to take refreshments in the Grouse.
The group then take a delightful path westwards through Hay Wood and descend to the River Derwent. The route then heads south along the Derwent Valley Heritage Way and continues along the banks of the Derwent until the walkers reach the final destination - the Bridge Inn near Calver - finishing between 4.30 and 5.00 pm.
The group are always pleased to welcome new members and this would be a very appropriate steady first ramble. A day of healthy exercise, attractive scenery and friendly company can be guaranteed.
The McEwens coach leaves the “Staff Of Life” pub 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 prebook your seat on the coach.
If you would like further information please ring Bernard on 01623 648879 or John on 01623 796396. Alternatively you could visit website http://www.suttonramblingclub.com/