Sutton in Ashfield Rambling Club Completed Rambles

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Sutton in Ashfield Rambling Club Completed Rambles

  • Eyam and the Last Chance Bridge

    The ramble starts from the village of Calver and initially heads westwards to Deep Rake overlooking Cooms Dale. We then pick up an old drovers road twards Black Harry Gate and then turn north past Cavendish Mill. Then the route crosses the A6 and continues through Middleton Dale along an overgrown wooded path. This will take us to our lunchtime

  • Vale of Belvoir

    Vale of Belvoir – Two Counties, a Canal and a Castle. The walk takes us through the Vale of Belvoir through rural Leicestershire across the border to Lincolnshire with a finish back in Leicestershire and we encounter the delightful 18th century Grantham Canal and imposing Belvoir Castle en-route. Our walk starts at the village of Harby in the the County

  • Cracken Edge

    Cracken Edge Walk, 4th September 2022 A ‘cracking’ 12 mile circular walk from Whaley Bridge to Hayfield and back, circumnavigating Chinley Churn. We shall explore the old quarries along Cracken Edge and the extensive historic canal basin at Buxworth, amongst other places en-route. Weather permitting, there will be splendid views all around.     Our walk begins at the public

  • Leek Walk, Staffordshire

    A 12 mile circular walk around the town of Leek, in North Staffordshire. It has been called the “Queen of the Moorlands” It is built on a hill within a valley, within a loop of the River Churnet. New members are always most welcome. A shorter walk option is usually available. The ramble starts at Ladderedge Country Park, south-east of

  • Hayfield – Kinder Scout – Edale – Castleton

    A beautiful walk, giving some of the best views in the Peak District. A few ascents and descents. The last time the club did this walk was August 26th 2018. It was torrential rain and high winds. Of those who stayed on the coach to Hayfield, about twelve set off, and after battling gale force winds a few more turned

  • Alton and the Churnet Valley (Staffs).

    On the 24th July, we have another exhilarating adventure in a relatively unknown area on the southern fringes of the White Peak, visiting Waterhouses, the Weaver Hills, Wootton Lodge, the JCB Test Track (honest!), the amazing village of Alton and the beautiful Churnet Valley. The distance is approximately 12 miles.     Our perambulation begins in Waterhouses, just west of

  • Stanage Edge

    The Sutton-in-Ashfield Rambling Club continue their attractive summer programme with a choice of walks focussing on Stanage Edge, the mighty gritstone escarpment, on the edge of the Dark Peak area. There will be stunning views to enjoy whichever route you select. As always the club are very pleased to welcome new members. The rambles will start from Grindleford Station and

  • Lathkill Dale

    The Sutton-in-Ashfield  Rambling Club continue their summer programme with another attractive  walk in the White Peak area. This  ramble  will explore  the Lathkill Dale, one  of the most spectacular limestone valleys in the UK. The main 12 mile route will start at Monyash and finish at Winster. As usual there will be a shorter walk option.  The club are always

  • Manifold Valley

    This varied and scenic 13 mile walk takes in some of the best countryside in the White Peak area. We start from Hulme End, at the northern end of the Manifold Valley. (Toilets available). A short walk along the valley limbers up the legs for an uphill path leading to the top of Ecton Hill. There are several remnants of

  • Rudyard and The Cloud

    Our expedition on the 29th is a 12 mile walk through the fringes of the Staffordshire Moorlands. We shall visit several beautiful places rarely, if at all featured on previous group walks. We begin the trek at Rudyard and finish around 6:30 pm at Rushton Spencer, finishing point of our recent Three Shires Head & Dane Valley ramble. We begin

  • Red River – evening walk – Wednesday

    The walk is in the area of Loscoe and Heanor, and takes in some pleasant countryside and finishes along the Red River Nature Reserve. Everyone welcome, no need to book, just turn up and it is free as well. Distance will be about five miles.  

  • Castleton

    Castleton and the Long Ridge. Panoramic views through some of the most admired and stunning parts of the Peak District. The walk starts in the Hope Valley at the pretty village of Hope were the River Noe and Peakshole Water meet. There will be a steady climb up to Lose Hill with splendid views of Kinder Scout. The ridge is

  • Hardwick Park evening walk

    The first in our series of local evening walks. Meet at the Hardwick Inn car park S44 5QJ – ready to start walking at 7pm. This is a free event. All welcome. Dogs on leads allowed (livestock will be present). A walk in and around Hardwick Park, followed by optional drinks at the Inn afterwards.  

  • Saddleworth Moor and The Trinnacle

    This eleven mile walk offers excellent views from the edges of Saddleworth Moor, a scramble up Birchin Clough beside the waterfall, an opportunity to climb The Trinnacle, Ravenstones, plus a visit to the highest constructed reservoir in England and concludes at Alphin Pike with magnificent views towards Manchester and over the Cheshire plain. The walk commences at the Dovestone Reservoir

  • Bretton Clough walk

    This will be a scenic and varied walk. We start from the ‘plague’ village of Eyam (toilets available) and follow field paths to Foolow village. We’ll have a short break here, by the pond. Then a walled track leads us to Grindlow, from where we ascend up to the lane near Eyam Edge. A footpath takes us down into Bretton

  • Via Gellia – Cromford area Ramble

    The Sutton-in-Ashfield Rambling Club continue their winter programme with a 12 mile, near circular walk, criss-crossing the Via Gellia in the south of the White Peak area. The Via Gellia is a steep sided wooded dry valley/road probably named after Philip Eyre Gell who was responsible for constructing the road around 1790. The walk starts in Cromford from a bus

  • Limestone Way – Part 2 Thorpe to Bonsall

    The Sutton-in-Ashfield Rambling Club continue their winter programme with another attractive linear walk, this time covering a beautiful section of the Limestone Way between Thorpe and Bonsall. A steady 12 mile ramble. We will start at Thorpe. with a slight deviation from the official route in order to avoid a potentially busy road. Heading first for Thorpe Pastures and then

  • Three Shires Head walk

    This is a very beautiful linear walk with options of approximately 9 or 12 miles along the Dane Valley. It covers no less than three counties. The walk commences at Danebower on the A54 south east of Buxton. Our destination is the pretty village of Rushton Spencer. The walk commences at Danebower, where we descend from the road past a

  • Stanton Moor

    The Sutton-in-Ashfield Rambling Club continue their winter programme with another attractive walk in the White Peak area. This will be a ten mile linear walk from Winster to Baslow, covering a variety of good scenery. As always the club are very pleased to welcome new members and this would be a good steady initial ramble to choose. We start near

  • Cromford / Lumsdale Ramble

    The Sutton-in-Ashfield Rambling Club continue their winter programme with an attractive 10 mile linear walk from Black Rocks to Matlock via Cromford. As always the club are very pleased to welcome new members and this would be a good steady initial ramble to choose. From Black Rocks we pick up the High Peak Trail and walk the slight incline up

  • Dove Dale Ramble

    Dove Dale Ramble. Sunday 23rd January 2022 Dove Dale is a fantastic area for walking with atmospheric scenery and views. There will be hopefully a short and long option. The longer route. Approximately 11 miles will start from Ilam village and head for Bunster Hill with the possibility of going to the top of the hill or going by the

  • The Limestone Way – Part One

    This is a great opportunity to walk the Limestone Way. A 46 mile route from Rocester in Staffordshire to Castleton in the Hope Valley. Over the coming months we will be walking the whole route, in four sections. This walk covers the first section, starting from the village of Rocester in the Dove Valley, just outside Uttoxeter. The route heads

  • Chatsworth – Mince Pie Ramble

    The walk starts from the Coach Park/Cattle Market in the village of Bakewell. We leave Bakewell in an easterly direction, crossing the Golf Course and rise up through Manners Wood to Calton Pastures. We then enter the Chatsworth Estate thru New Piece Wood – the Russian Cottage visible to the left just before we enter the estate. On exiting the

  • Christmas Ramble – Cromford

    The Sutton-in-Ashfield Rambling Club continue their fortnightly winter programme with an easy 8 mile linear walk from Ambergate to Whatstandwell Bridge. This will be the always enjoyable Christmas Ramble with an extended lunch break at the Boat Inn in Cromford village for a buffert (this is optional, and needs to be pre-booked) and an informal sing-song. There will be a

  • Wolfscote Dale Ramble

    The Sutton-in-Ashfield Rambling Club continue their winter programme with a steady, nine mile circular ramble from Alstonefield, in the White Peak. A variety of attractive scenery to enjoy, including two beautiful dales and panoramic hilltop views. The walk begins at the tranquil village of Alstonefield and after viewing the Greenwell we head north to Narrowdale Hill. There will be the

  • Ecclesbourne Valley

    The Ecclesbourne Valley runs from Wirksworth down to Duffield, where it joins the Derwent. Today’s walk explores the beautiful countryside and some of the history of this picturesque river valley and its tributaries. Please note that we shall not be following the official Ecclesbourne Way, except for a few short sections of that route. We have only a relatively short

  • Longshaw – Higger Tor – Burbage – Baslow

    The Sutton Rambling Club launches its fortnightly winter rambles programme with a spectacular 11 mile walk on the borders between the White Peak and the Dark Peak. During the day there will be occasions when an easier route can be taken. The club would be very pleased to welcome potential new members. The coach will drop us off near the

  • Alport Castles

    The final walk of the summer programme sees the group visiting the Ladybower Reservoir and Alport Castles. The distance is approximately 12 miles. We begin our walk at the Fairholmes Visitor Centre, adjacent to the Ladybower Reservoir and the Derwent Dam. There are toilets and refreshments available here. We shall walk past the Derwent Dam and along the west shore

  • Dove Dale

    Start at Thorpe and descend into Lin Dale. There is an option to go up Thorpe Cloud here whilst the main group walk down Lin Dale to the Stepping Stones in Dovedale where we will regroup. (We do not cross the stepping stones).  The main walk will then climb steeply up to the high path above the dale which we

  • Miller’s Dale walk

    The last time the club did this walk was 20th February, 2020. We were in the eye of Storm Dennis, with gale force winds and lashing rain. The hardy, or fool-hardy group of eleven left Monsal Head. Standing up was difficult, let alone moving forward in a straight line. At one point Stan was pinned to a barbed-wire fence, unable

  • Lyme Park ramble

    Our next group walk on 5th September is to Lyme Park near Whaley Bridge. Third time lucky I hope, as it has been cancelled twice already – once due to a coach breakdown and then by the Covid lockdown.     This walk is an almost circular route of around 13 miles from Whaley Bridge via Lyme Park, Pott Shrigley,

  • Latkill Dale ramble

    Lathkill Dale – Sunday August 22nd – Leader Martin Adkin A varied, circular walk from the picturesque village of Yougrave. From the village we descend into Bradford Dale and follow the trout-rich waters of the River Bradford. Climbing out of the dale we gain height to reach the Limestone Way. The paths cross the upland limestone plateau, as we head

  • Eyam walk

    A varied, scenic walk starting from Grindleford Station. We ascend up to Froggatt Edge and make our way to Eyam. Lunch will be taken here, there is a choice of cafes or pub, or just sit and enjoy a pic-nic in this interesting village. Then the ‘A’ party will enjoy a brief encounter with a petrified wood, followed by blazing

  • Win Hill

    From Bamford Station we join the Thornhill Trail, and begin our steady ascent to the summit of Win Hill. We’ll have a well-earned break here and enjoy brilliant views, south over the Hope Valley and north along Ladybower Reservoir, Derwent Edge and Kinder Scout. We continue along the broad ridge to Hope Cross where there is a choice of routes.

  • Chee Dale

    This varied and hilly 13 mile walk starts from the Waterloo Inn (now sadly closed) to the west of Taddington. We initially follow the Limestone Way, gaining height to give expansive views over the ‘White Peak’ country. The path leads us westwards before descending into Chelmorton Village. Leaving here the route levels off, leading through some stunning wildflower meadows. We

  • Hamps Valley Walk

    Hamps Valley 12 mile long walk. Please text on 077 571 04 926 to book a place. Some places still available. The River Hamps flows from just south of The Roaches in the wild and remote Staffordshire Moorlands, down to Waterhouses before swinging north to join the River Manifold. This walk covers two very different parts of this beautiful, but

  • 13 mile circular walk from Ambergate through Belper

    A 13 mile circular walk from Ambergate. The bus will drop off in Ambergate, the route then crosses the River Derwent and follows the river into Belper. From Belper there is a climb up onto the Chevin arriving in Duffield for lunch in the park. After lunch we will cross the River again and walk up to Holbrook then across the fields

  • Stanage Edge

  • Beeley / Chatsworth Park Walk

    The Sutton-in-Ashfield and District Rambling Club continues its popular diverse winter rambles programme with a scenic 12 mile linear walk between Bakewell and Baslow in the White Peak area.. There will be at least one shorter walk option. Departing from Bakewell across the golf course we turn into the Haddon estate and onwards through the delightful Manners Wood with its

  • The Roaches, Staffordshire Ramble

    The club continues its popular wide-ranging summer rambles programme with an invigorating 12 mile circular ramble exploring the the attractive western fringes of the Peak District. There will be a number of spectacular viewpoints throughout the day. There should also be a shorter route option. The walk will start from the village of Upper Hulme and head north west to

  • Middleton Top / Eyam Walk

    The club continues its popular wide ranging summer programme with a 12 mile linear walk from Hassop Station to Hathersage. At two points there will be a choice of routes,,easy with Barry or rough with Bill! There will also be a separate shorter walk option on offer. As always new members are made most welcome. The majority of the day

  • Mince Pie Ramble – Matlock to Cromford (10.5 miles)

    The walk starts above Matlock at Upper Lumsdale from where we descend Lumsdale valley following Bentley Brook down to Matlock Green. Bentley Brook was the water source for a series of holding ponds, the water being used to power a series of mills (see the attached leaflet). We join the Riverside footpath along the River Derwent beneath Pic Tor. Then

  • North Yorkshire Coastal Ramble

    On Sunday the Sutton Rambling Club enjoyed their popular annual trip to the North Yorkshire coast. There was a choice of two walks both starting at the village of Burniston, three miles north of Scarborough, and finishing at Ravenscar. The main ramble will be a distance of 7/8 miles with a shorter easier 6/7 mile route available.. There will be

  • White Peak Ramble – King Sterndale

    The Sutton Rambling Club returned to the White Peak for a 9 mile leisurely linear walk, the route explores some of the lesser known dales, villages and hamlets in the heart of the Peak District, with plenty of open countryside and scenic views to enjoy throughout the day. The walk will start at a car park just off the A6

  • Dark Peak – Walking in the Peak District

    The Sutton Rambling Club continued their wide ranging programme of summer walks with a spectacular 11 mile linear ramble in the Dark Peak area of the Peak District. There was a wealth of attractive scenery to enjoy as the route traverses open moorland, farm tracks, woodland and ultimately alongside the Peak Forest canal. The walk will start at Sparrowpit (grid

  • Cressbrook Dale Ramble

    The Sutton Rambling Club continued their summer programme with a very scenic 10 mile linear ramble through a rich variety of White Peak dales; Tansley,Cressbrook,Monsal and Deepdale.. Shorter options available en route. The walk will commence at the village of Litton (grid ref 165752) situated 1000 feet above sea level with the oldest house dating back to 1639. . We

  • The Roaches Ramble, Cheshire / Staffordshire

    The Sutton Rambling Club continued their fortnightly summer programme with a very invigorating 10 mile linear hike taking in some very attractive countryside on the western fringes of the White Peak spanning the Cheshire / Staffordshire border. The route included grand views as we walked along the fantastic gritstone edge; The Roaches. The ramble started at The Wild Boar Inn

  • Staunton Harold / Calke Park Walk, Derbyshire

    The Sutton Rambling Club continued their wide-ranging summer programme with a steady 10 mile circular walk in pleasant rolling countryside in South Derbyshire / Leicestershire. There were good views to enjoy en route and the opportunity to visit the surrounding areas of three stately homes. The walking was fairly easy apart from a couple of steep but short hill climbs

  • Kinder Downfall Walk, Peak District

    The Sutton Rambling Club visited the very spectacular scenery in the heart of the Dark Peak area. The views were dramatic with the autumn heather coming into full bloom. The linear ramble was approximately 13 miles with picnic lunch and tea en route. Details of the ramble Start the walk at the small town of Hayfield (grid ref 038868) and

  • White Peak Tissington Ramble

    The Sutton Rambling Club completed their summer programme with an attractive steady ramble on the southern edges of the White Peak around the Tissington area. There was a choice of 2 circular walks with 11 or 8 mile options. The walk offered a rich variety of scenery including picturesque dales, the Tissington Trail and rugged moorland. There were plenty of

  • Bow Wood Cromford Canal Ramble

    The clubs fortnightly winter rambles programme starts with a scenic steady 10 mile linear walk embracing a rich mix of autumnal colours on the southern fringes of the White Peak. Points of interest throughout the day include woods, a lime kiln, dales, attractive villages and the Cromford Canal. The ramble begins at Grangemill (grid ref 243576) at the head of

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