Sutton in Ashfield Rambling Club

Coombes Valley - Staffordshire
Sunday, 3rd October 2010

Sutton in Ashfield Rambling Club

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.

Coombes Valley Staffordshire RambleOn Sunday (3rd) the members of the Sutton Rambling Club will be moving across to Staffordshire on the south-western fringes of the White Peak area. They will be enjoying an attractive 12 mile ramble including a nature reserve, canal and woodland scenery.

The route will start at Bradnop just off the A523 Leek-Ashbourne road (grid ref 012 553) and head south to the Coombes and Churnet Valley Nature Reserve where there will be an "elevenses" stop. It is then down the Devils Staircase (passing Price"s Cave) and on to Consallforge for the lunch break. Refreshments should be available at the local pub.

Suitably refreshed the afternoon begins with a stretch alongside the Caldon Canal until we reach Froghall Wharf for a mid-afternoon break. Then onwards up the "Old Inclined Plane" to Whiston and then to Oakermoor for a 6.30 pm coach departure home.

We continue to welcome new members with a day of 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 are other pick up points en route. There is no need to prebook your seat on the coach. The fare is £9.

If you would like further information please ring Ian on 01623 645471 or Diane on 01623 408704. Alternatively you could visit our regularly updated website

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 2010 programme of walks and previous walks.