Sutton Rambling Club ready for White Peak walk

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SUTTON Rambling Club continue their popular summer programme with a walk through the White Peak.

The walk takes place mainly between Hartington, Alstonefield and Milldale.

The route begins at the quiet picturesque village of Alstonefield and heads Northwest via Pea Low to the mid morning stop at the top of Narrowdale Hill.

This is an area recently made available to the public through the open access legislation and good panoramic views are likely to be on offer.

The walk then continues northwards along Beresford Dale, which is known as one of the prettiest parts of the River Dove.

The morning section finishes at Hartington,another picturesque village partly grouped around a large square. Refreshments will be available at the village for our main lunch-break.

In the afternoon the group heads down Wolfscote Dale, which is undoubtedly amongst the most attractive dales in the Peak District.

The path goes under steep grassy sides, sometimes wooded and, on occasions, is overlooked by towering limestone crags.

There will be another rest stop at Biggin Dale to absorb the scenery. The route then continues south via Lode Mill and Shining Tor and on to the afternoon tea break at Milldale.

The final section of this beautiful ramble then arcs back north to Alstonefieldand, before it cuts across east to Coldeaton Bridge and Coldeaton Dale to finish on the edge of Alsop Moor.

The coach will depart for home from this point between 6.30 pm and 7.00pm

New members are always welcome.

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 Netto supermarket) in Mansfield at 9.30am.

There are other pick up points en route. The fare is £9, with accompanied juniors free.

Although the club walks are becoming increasingly popular there is no need to pre-book your seat on the coach.

If you would like further information please ring John on 01623 796396 or Bernard on 01623 648879.

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