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
Matlock, Lumsdale Ramble

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 (16th November 2008) the members of the Sutton Rambling Club will be enjoying a ramble in attractive scenery around the very popular Matlock area. It will be a steady 11 mile ramble with the option of a shorter route in the afternoon.

The walk commences at the extensive mill ruins in Lumsdale (grid ref 313602).We launch straight into an area renowned for its spectacular waterfalls (especially after this years rainfall! ) and chain of little lakes.We head southeast across the hills to the village of Tansley past old quarries and taking in excellent views across the valley. The ramble then continues south to the outskirts of Dethick village. The final part of the morning section then heads west through fields and woods until we reach our lunchtime destination Arkwright Mills on the edge of Cromford. There is a choice of either the cafe within the mills complex or using picnic facilities.

In the afternoon wee swing north-west up to Bonsall and then due north to explore Jughole Wood before completing the walk by heading east into Matlock. The coach will collect us at the bus station by Sainsburys at 4.15 pm. There is a shorter afternoon option.

As always new members are most welcome.Enjoy healthy exercise in picturesque scenery amongst friendly company. There is no requirement to pre-book your place on the coach.

Matlock Lumsdale ramble

Rambling in Matlock

Walking in Lumsdale

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.