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Sutton in Ashfield Rambling Club
On Sunday September 5, the Sutton Rambling Club continue their very popular series of summer rambles with an exhilarating ten mile walk on the isolated moorland areas of South Yorkshire. The walk will span Ughill Moor,Strines Moor,Strines and Dale Dike Reservoirs and Derwent Edge. There will be shorter and longer routes to cater for all members. The ramble will start at Cutthroat Bridge, a mile to the east of Derwent Reservoir (grid ref 222880). This was the location where a man was found fatally wounded in the face and throat in the 16th century! The route takes us north past Moscar House following an ancient turnpike road known as Mortimer Road. At this point we will take a late morning picnic break. After this break we may split into two groups. Group A will take the longer route up to the Strines Inn, via Sugworth Hall, Boots Folly and Strines Reservoir . Group B will take a shorter, more direct, road route and be able to enjoy stunning views over Bradfield Dale. There will be a 45 minute lunch break at the Strines Inn.
In the afternoon the whole party will drop down to Strines Dike Bridge and then make a steady 1 mile ascent along a grass track up on to Bragging Moss Moors and then to Bradfield Gate Head which will be a great location to enjoy an afternoon break and absorb magnificent 360 degree panoramic views of rolling heather-clad moors,wind sculptured Tors and the sparkling waters of Ladybower Reservoir. The route continues south along the Derwent Edge up to Whinstone Lee Tor at which point we may, again, split into two groups. Group A will descend through the woods to Ashopton and on to the Ladybower Inn for a well earned drink before a 6.45 pm coach departure home from the Inn car park (grid ref 204864) Group B will take a shorter but easier descent across the Derwent Moors to the top of Highshaw Clough and then return to Cutthroat Bridge to board the coach shortly after 6.45 pm.
We continue to welcome new members as we can always offer healthy exercise, attractive scenery and friendly company. The McEwens coach leaves the "Staff of Life" pub on Hack Lane in Sutton-in-Ashfield at 9.15am and the Bancroft Lane End, Stockwell Gate (near the Netto supermarket) in Mansfield at 9.30am. There is still no need to prebook your seat on the coach. If you would like further information please contact John on 01623 796396 or Diane on 01623 408704. Alternatively visit our regularly updated website www.suttonramblingclub.com.
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