Sutton in Ashfield Rambling Club

Sutton in Ashfield Rambling Club


Previous walks include:

Gritstone trail
River Derwent
Manifold Hamps Valley
River Derwent Hike
Chatsworth Park
Christmas Ramble
New Year Ramble
Derbyshire walk
Peak District ramble
Dark Peak
Peak District hiking
Peak District walk


Sutton 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 (5th October 2008) the members of the Sutton Rambling Club will be enjoying a variety of attractive scenery, a combination of river, moor, ridge and valley, within a 10 mile circular ramble starting from the village of Hathersage (grid ref SK232813).

River Derwent rambleThe walk begins with a gentle amble alongside the River Derwent until we stop for lunchtime refreshments at either the Bamford Garden Centre or Bamford village.
In the afternoon we head north onto Bamford Moor and make a steady ascent onto the grit-stone ridge of Stanage Edge. Here we will have a break and admire the splendid views across the surrounding hills and valleys.

We then gradually descend from Stanage edge passing North Lees Hall which is associated with Charlotte Bronte of Jane Eyre fame.We reenter Hathersage via the churchyard and can take the opportunity of viewing Little John's Grave before continuing into the village centre and onto to the Train Station for a 6.30 departure home.

New members are always made most welcome and would find this a comfortable first walk conducted at a steady pace with plenty of time to enjoy the autumn colours. It is advisable to bring your own supplies of food and drink for the longer afternoon section.Although our numbers are gradually increasing there is still no requirement to pre-book your seat on the coach.

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 9.30am.

Please click to see other pick-up points available.

If you would like further information about the club please phone John on 01623 796396 or Diane on 01623 408704 or click for the 2008 programme of walks and previous walks.