Grindleford and Longshaw Ramble
16 October 2022
The Sutton-in-Ashfield Rambling Club complete their summer programme with an attractive 12 mile linear walk from the Robin Hood Inn to Baslow village on the northern fringes of the White Peak. Lunch break at Longshaw. There should be an alternative shorter ramble available.
We are always pleased to welcome new members to the Club.
The ramble commences at the Robin Hood Inn on the A619 and we should immediately enjoy good views as we head north along Birchen Edge. We then cross the A621 and embark on some moorland walking as we continue northwards past Barbrook Reservoir. After cutting across to Lady”s Cross we enter the Longshaw Estate for our main lunch break by the National Trust cafe with refreshments and toilets available.
In the afternoon we enjoy the spectacular Padley Gorge, and then move south through Nether Padley and follow the River Derwent down to Grindleford . Onwards then across the New Road and past Knouchley Farm rejoining the Derwent taking us to Calver village.
The last section of this delightful ramble continues to follow the Derwent south through Bushnell village linking up with the A623 and to the triangle in Baslow village for a 6.00pm coach departure home.