6 August 2023
We continue with our attractive summer programme with an 11 mile linear walk in the White Peak between Flash and Hartington. There will be picnic stops for lunch and tea and a possible pub stop at Crowdicote.
The ramble will start from the village of Flash high up on Axe Edge close to the source of the River Dove. The walk will follow the Dove valley for the majority of the day.
There will be an initial descent along little used paths as we enjoy scenic views and then follow close to the river. We will pass the tiny hamlet of Leycote,Booth Farm and Stoop Farm, contouring round to Chrome Hill. There will be the option to walk along the Chrome Hill ridge or take a more sedate route around the base.
We then continue to descend by the Dove to Glutton Bridge and then join a track passing Underhill Farm and arrive at the village of Crowdicote If the Packhorse Inn is open there will be the opportunity to pop in for refreshments.
Onwards then along the valley eventually reaching the distinctive Pilsbury Castle Hills We climb above the valley heading south enjoying good views as we walk by the side of Carder Low.
The coach will depart from the village of Hartington at 6.30pm
New people are always most welcome to join us. In the morning the coach departs from the “Staff of Life “pub in Sutton-in-Ashfield at 9.15am and from the Bancroft Lane end of Stockwell Gate outside Asda in Mansfield at 9.30 am. Other pick up points en-route. The coach fare is £12, accompanied junior free. For further information please ring Helen on 07592886381 or John on 07749164455.