4 February 2024
The Sutton-in-Ashfield Rambling Club continue their winter programme with a pleasant 10 mile circular ramble exploring a rural area of North East Derbyshire adjacent to the Peak District. We will visit a number of villages and hamlets and also Ogston Reservoir. There should be an alternative shorter ramble available.
We continue to be pleased to welcome new members to the Club.
The walk will start from Higham, a village astride the A61, the old Roman road from Derby to Chesterfield. A steady descent down a hillside towards Ogston Hall and then linking up with a quiet lane overlooking Ogston Reservoir. The 83 acre reservoir is set in beautiful Derbyshire countryside. From the reservoir we walk along field paths through Handley, Woodhead and Hollins Green. Onwards then past Nuttingfield Farm and then enjoy the scenery from Farhill View Point.
A descent down into the village of Ashover for the main lunch break, with a choice of refreshments available. Ashover is a pretty village with a 15th century church and a number of historical buildings
Refreshed we then ascend a hillside below Cocking Tor and on to Ravensnest Tor and meet the A6014 and move on to visit Ashover Hay and through Coalpit Wood to rejoin the Ogston Reservoir at Woolley village.
We complete this interesting route via a heronry and Brackenfield village to meet the River Amber and finish with an uphill section through fields back to Higham for a 4.30 pm coach departure home.
No need to pre-book, new walkers always most welcome. Just turn up at your most convenient bust stop.
Coach fare is £12. The pick-up at the following points.
(With the agreement of the leader other pick-up points
on the bus route may be available).
|“Staff of Life” pub, Hack Lane
|Priestic Road, opp McDonald’s
|Eastfield Side, (Blue Bell)
|Hermitage Lane stop, Sutton Road
|ASDA bus stop. Stockwell Gate.