in Ashfield Rambling Club
This is a previous walk by the Sutton in Ashfield Rambling Club in South Derbyshire. Please click for details of the next walk or a walking calendar.
On Sunday (29th June 2008) the members of the Sutton Rambling Club will be heading for the Buxton area in the heart of the beautiful White Peak. This will be a steady 11 mile ramble which will embrace picturesque dales, moorland, limestone edges and a country park.
Our starting point is the Topley Pike Quarry 3 miles to the ease of Buxton (grid ref 102722) We then hike south through Deepdale which is a typical dry limestone valley 1.5 miles long. The surrounding limestone cliffs resemble the bastions of an old-world fortress.
We then continue south along Horseshoe Dale and down to Earl Sterndale for the lunch break. Refreshments will be available at the Quiet Woman public house.
In the afternoon we take a north-westerly route and head for High Edge and High Edge Raceway. Some excellent viewpoints en route from a chain of hills including Parkhouse Hill and Chrome Hill. The last section of the walk meanders through Buxton Country Park including the scenic view from Solomon's Temple. The ramble finishes on the western edge of Buxton at the Duke of York pub on the A53 (grid ref 042729) The coach will leave at 6.30 pm.
As always new members will be most welcome and there will be options to take slightly shorter routes during the day. There is no requirement to pre-book your seat on the coach.
The leader of the ramble is Phil who can be contacted on 01623 628574 and will be able to give you more information about the route.
The McEwens coach leaves the "Staff of Life" pub on Hack Lane in Sutton-in-Ashfield at 9.15 am and Bancroft Lane end, Stockwell Gate (near the Netto supermarket) in Mansfield at 9.30 am.
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If you would like further information about the hiking club please phone John on 01623 796396 or Diane on 01623 408704 or click for the 2008 programme of walks and previous hikes.