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Derwent Heritage Way
On Sunday (12th July 2009) Sutton Rambling Club continue their attractive series of summer walks in the limestone heart of the Peak District in the Brassington/Parwich area. A good opportunity to see views of quarrying and old lead mining.
The walk will start at Steeple Grange on the B5035 (Grid ref 290558) and head north-west to Middleton and then due west to Harborough Rocks. These are an outcrop of magnesium limestone surrounding a plateau over 1000 feet high and fine views can be enjoyed from the summit. Look out for interesting shapes like The Pulpit, The Font and The Chair. A good place for a coffee break. The route then continues west until we reach the village of Brassington for our lunch stop.
Refreshment facilities available here. This morning part of our ramble is a distance of 5 miles.
There will be a choice of routes in the afternoon as the route continues west across pleasant countryside towards our final destination,the village of Parwich.There will be a 3 mile or 6 mile option.There will be the chance to partake of refreshments in Parwich (Grid ref 188543) before the coach departs at 6.30 pm.
New members are always made most welcome and can be guaranteed healthy exercise in attractive locations with convivial company. There is no need to pre-book your seat on the coach.
The McEwens coach leaves the "Staff of Life" pub on Hack Lane in Sutton-in-Ashfield at 9.15 am and the Bancroft Lane end, Stockwell Gate (near the Netto supermarket) in Mansfield at 9.30 am. There are other pick-up points available en route.
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