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Sutton in Ashfield Rambling Club
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On Sunday (21st February 2010) the members of the Sutton Rambling Club invite you to join them on a fairly easy 9.5 mile ramble on the southern edge of the White Peak. There will be spectacular Derbyshire scenery to enjoy and plenty of time to explore Carsington Water/Visitor Centre at lunchtime.
The route begins at Grangemill at the head of the Via Gellia (grid ref 244576) and heads south along a network of footpaths through Carsington Pastures and on to Carsington Visitor Centre for our lunch stop. This area has been a very popular visitor attraction since it was opened by the Queen in 1992.The "Water" is a Severn Trent Water Authority reservoir and the Visitor centre offers an exhibition, shops, cafe and restaurant.
In the afternoon we continue south by the western shores of Carsington Water and pass through the village of Hognaston. This village is referred to in the Domesday book in 1086 and features a number of fine 17th century cottages and the prominent St Bartholomews church. We continue our rural meander south walking through Gib Field, the hamlets of Nether Biggin and Millington Green and finishing at the Tiger Inn at Turnditch (grid ref 292465) for a 5.30 pm coach departure home.
New members are always made very welcome and this walk would be an excellent opportunity to ease into the club.
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 9.30am. There are other pick up points en route and there is no need to pre-book your seat.
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