Sutton in Ashfield Rambling Club


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Derwent Heritage Way
Heights of Abraham
Ashover ramble
Crich Christmas Ramble
Hiking in Castleton
Monsal Dale, Peak District
Lathkill Dale Walk, Derbyshire
Belper walk, Derbyshire
Hope Valley walks
Crowden hiking
Matlock Bath Ramble
Coombes Dale, Peak District
Carsington rambling

Sutton in Ashfield Rambling Club
Peak District Ramble
Sunday, 12 July 2009

This is a previous walk by the Sutton in Ashfield Rambling Club in the Peak District. Please click for details of the next walk or a walking calendar.

Evening Ramble - Wed 15 July 2009

On Wednesday July 15 the club will be enjoying the second of the season's evening rambles. This will be a very steady, relaxing 4 mile ramble mainly in the delightful setting of Newstead Abbey grounds.

The walk will start outside Linby Parish Church (on the B6011) at 7.00 pm and initially follow the disused railway line northwards up to the outskirts of Newstead village. We then head eastwards into the Newstead Abbey grounds, have a little break, and then move south along the public footpath into the pretty village of Papplewick. The last section takes the footpath back to Linby for well earned refreshment at the Horse and Groom pub.

New members are most welcome, there is no charge, but for this ramble, please make your own transport arrangements to Linby.

If you would like any further details please contact John on 01623 796396 or Shirley on 0115 9632671.

Rambling group
Photo of the rambling group on a recent walk

On Sunday (12th July 2009) Sutton Rambling Club continue their attractive series of summer walks in the limestone heart of the Peak District in the Brassington/Parwich area. A good opportunity to see views of quarrying and old lead mining.

The walk will start at Steeple Grange on the B5035 (Grid ref 290558) and head north-west to Middleton and then due west to Harborough Rocks. These are an outcrop of magnesium limestone surrounding a plateau over 1000 feet high and fine views can be enjoyed from the summit. Look out for interesting shapes like The Pulpit, The Font and The Chair. A good place for a coffee break. The route then continues west until we reach the village of Brassington for our lunch stop.

Refreshment facilities available here. This morning part of our ramble is a distance of 5 miles.

There will be a choice of routes in the afternoon as the route continues west across pleasant countryside towards our final destination,the village of Parwich.There will be a 3 mile or 6 mile option.There will be the chance to partake of refreshments in Parwich (Grid ref 188543) before the coach departs at 6.30 pm.

New members are always made most welcome and can be guaranteed healthy exercise in attractive locations with convivial company. There is no need 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 the Bancroft Lane end, Stockwell Gate (near the Netto supermarket) in Mansfield at 9.30 am. There are other pick-up points available en route.

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 2009 programme of walks and previous walks.