Valley views for Sutton Rambling Club

SUTTON Rambling Club return to the White Peak to enjoy a 10 mile circular walk from Ashford-in-the Water on Sunday.

This will be a walk full of interest including the beautiful villages of Ashford and Monyash, the Magpie Mine, Deep Dale and an attractive woodland path alongside the River Wye.

There will also be a shorter choice of route in the afternoon reducing the overall distance to 8 miles.

The ramble will start from Ashford and head south west with great views over the valley as the group gradually ascends out of the village.

The walkers then reach the ruins of the Magpie Mine, where they will stop for a mid morning break and have time to explore these distinctive buildings, which used to house a Cornish beam engine, installed in 1840 to pump water from a depth of 700 feet.

The ramble then continues south west and descends to the picturesque village of Monyash. This is an ideal location for a lunch stop with a pub,cafe and village green/seats available.

The afternoon walks moves northwards through High Low and then veers north east towards Deep Dale.

Shortly before entering the Dale the shorter route turns east to the village of Sheldon and then back to Ashford-in-the-Water via Kirk Dale.

The main route descends into the tranquil delights of Deep Dale with its rich variety of plant life.

The final section of the ramble then passes through Great Shacklow Wood before descending to the River Wye and following the river back into Ashford-in-the-Water for a 5pm coach departure home.

The group are always pleased to welcome new members. 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 new 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 ring John on 01623 796396 or Ian on 01623 645471. Alternatively click here