Walking programme 2019
We have a programme of monthly walks, both locally and further afield. Walks may vary in length from about 8 to 15 miles. The outline programme is set out below. The programme is subject to change and more information will be made available nearer the time for each walk. Additionally each monthly weekend away will have ad-hoc walks organised by people on the meet.
Sat 12th Jan Bleaklow Head via Wildboar Clough 6.5 to 7.5 miles depending on route. Option of scramble or walk
Sun 3rd Feb. Scramble up Red Brook Kinder
Sat 23rd Feb Ogwen Horseshoe. Choice of routes for walk or scramble. Meet Idwal Cottage 8.30 for 9.00am start
Sun 10th March Please note this walk maybe cancelled due to heavy snow. Please check your email for recent update.
White Peak Starting Parsley Hay. Meet 10.15 for 10.30 start.- High Peak trail - Longnor - Crowdecote - Plisbury. Approx 11 miles
Sun 14th April Lamaload Reservoir, along Charles Head to Kettleshulme, across the valley up to Taxal Edge, Pym Chair, Shining Tor & back down to Lamaload. 10 miles approx & moderate. Meet 10.15 at reservoir car park for 10.30 start.
Sat 18th May Fairfield Horseshoe. Lake District. Meet 9.30 for 9.45 start at Rydal Road Car Park (by Police & Fire Stations) commence walk at 9.45am. Parking is £7 per car so car sharing would be advisable. Approx 12 miles. Strenuous with 8 summits.
Sun 30th June. High Mountain Walk. Check website and email for details
Sun 21st July. Shropshire Hills. Meet car park in Church Stretton for 10.30 start. 11 miles. Mod/hard walk. Check emails for details and who to contact.
Sat 10th August. The walk is 9 miles from Marsden, West Yorkshire.
Sat 7th September.
Meet: Ponderosa layby Grid reference: SJ192482 Time: 9.45am for 10.00am start 8.5 miles
Anticlockwise route taking in a section of Offa's Dyke Path, Cyrn-y-Brain, Sir Watkin's Tower and Llandegla Forest finishing back at the Ponderosa café.
Distance: 8 miles. Map: OS outdoor leisure 24 white peak
Start: grid reference SK255776. 10:15am meet for prompt start at 10.30am.
Walk: Circular route - Hay Wood, White Edge Moor, Wellington's monument, going onto Eagle Stone. Through Curbar Gap and onto Baslow Edge and finally onto Froggatt Edge.
Sat 9th November.
Meet at 9.30 to set off for 9.45.
Park in the layby on the right hand side of the road just before reaching the National Park Information Centre below the dam at the North end of Ladybower reservoir. Grid ref SK172 890.
There are toilets and a refreshment kiosk available at the National Park Information Centre.
We will walk along the east side of Derwent Reservoir turning off by Hey Bank to walk around Howden Dean to Berristers Tor. (Possible coffee break spot). From there we will follow Sheepfold Clough up to Lost Lad and on to Black Tor. (Lunch hopefully). We then follow the edge passing Dovestones Tor, the Salt Cellar and Wheel Stones to Whinstone Lee Tor where we turn back north and follow the path down to the reservoir via Grindle Clough and return to the Information Centre along the road beside the reservoir.
17.1 Km (10.5 miles) Mod/hard in places
The route can be shortened near the end to 15.7Km (9.75 miles) or if the weather is very poor or we are flagging we can descend from just south of Black tor via Green Stitches to Hancock wood and the reservoir which is 12.9Km (8 miles)
There are two stretches of muddy and boggy ground between Howden Dean and lost Lad so gaiters are definitely useful. The walk is also quite exposed in places so warm layers essential.Contact juliS
See email for details.
December. President's walk TBC
Please respect the countryside and follow the Countryside Code
Many club members like to bring their dogs along, and provided they are well-behaved and kept under control this is not usually a problem. Dogs may be excluded from CRoW Access Land (except on rights of way). Please check for any restrictions before bringing your dog.
Please remember that even where there are no bird restrictions, your dog may disturb ground-nesting birds,and other wildlife as well as farm animals. Dogs found worrying farm animals could be shot. The Countryside Code has some specific advice for dog walkers.
Please always clean up after your dog.