Limestone Way – Stage 3 – Bonsall to Monyash

5 March 2023

The Sutton-in-Ashfield  Rambling Club continue their popular winter programme with a very attractive 12 mile section of the Limestone Way encompassing a rich variety of scenery. There should be a shorter walk option.  

As always  the club are very pleased to continue to welcome new members and this would be a good  initial ramble to choose. Please ensure that you bring your own refreshments as  there are no facilities  on the main walk.

The ramble will start from Bonsall, an historic old lead mining village and after an initial climb we cross a number of fields taking us above Winster village. We then follow a lane leading to Elton village before climbing up on to Robin Hoods Stride for a  picnic lunch. The Stride is a distinctive gritstone rock formation. According to legend, in the 14th century, Robin Hood made a  massive leap between the stones at each end.

In the afternoon we descend to link up with Bradford Dale, a very beautiful walk beside the River Bradford and eventually climb out of the Dale and have a mid-afternoon  break at the top to enjoy the lovely views. Continuing along more field paths before making a steep, stepped descent into Cales Dale which we cross before heading up to One Ash Grange.

This lovely walk finishes along a pleasant walled lane to our final destination the picturesque Monyash village. There may be time to enjoy a drink in the pub, before a 5.45 pm coach departure home.

In the morning the coach departs from the “Staff Of Life” pub in Sutton-in-Ashfield at 9.17am and from the Bancroft Lane end of Stockwell Gate outside Asia in Mansfield at 9.30am. There are other pick up points between these locations. The coach fare is £12, accompanied juniors free. 

For further information please contact the walk leader Helen on 07592886381 or John on 07749164455.

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