Padley Gorge

15 October 2023

The Sutton Rambling Club complete their attractive summer programme with a 12/13 mile mile linear walk in the White Peak featuring the, spectacular Padley Gorge, picturesque moorland walking and a delightful finishing section by the River Derwent. A shorter walk option should be available and ,as always, potential new members are always most welcome.
The walk will start by the Robin Hood Inn on the A619 close to Baslow village. We head up to the rocky outcrop Gardom”s Edge and then cut across Jack Flat past Wellington’s Monument and enjoy a scenic walk along Baslow Edge before linking up with White Edge continuing north through wonderful remote moorland scenery.
At the northern end we soon move into the National Trust Longshaw Estate and will take our lunch break by the cafe with a variety of refreshments available or you can choose to eat your own picnic lunch whist enjoying a panoramic view of the estate.
In the afternoon we head south through Granby Wood and onwards to the highlight of the day ,the magnificent Nether Padley Gorge, a dramatic deep valley within a woodland setting with gently flowing streams and tumbling waterfalls.
Onwards then to Yarncliff Wood and into Grindleford village for probably a mid afternoon break.
We then pass by the bottom of Mag Clough ,along the New Road and past Knouchley Farm eventually joining up with the path running alongside the River Derwent. A nice steady, pretty, final section following the River past Calver and Bubnell villages. Arriving at Baslow for a 6.00 pm coach departure home. (Text by Stan and John).
Coach details – 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. No need t0 pre-book, just turn up at your most convenient bus stop.

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