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Sutton in Ashfield Rambling Club
On Sunday (7th March 2010) the members of the Sutton Rambling Club will be enjoying a spectacular walk in the Northern Peak District taking in moorland and visiting the villages of Hope, Edale and Castleton.
We continue along this historical route until we reach the old guide post known as Hope or Edale Cross. This was originally erected in 1737 and marked the junction of 2 old packhorse routes. Stories abound of ghostly Roman soldiers emerging from the mist!
From the Cross we move north west past Crookstone Barn and onto Crookstone Out Moor. The next target is the shapely outcrop of Ringing Roger at the southern edge of the Kinder plateau. At some point there will be a break for a picnic lunch on the moor.
In the afternoon we then head south to descend into Edale village. This will be a good opportunity to have a pub/cafe stop. The route continues south along Harden Clough and onwards to Windy Knoll. The final leg takes us along Winnats Pass where, hopefully, we should be able to enjoy magnificent views through its rocky portals. We pass by the entrance to Speedwell Cavern and finish at Castleton village for a 6.00 pm coach departure home from the Northern Peak District.
As always new members are made to feel most welcome and will be assured of healthy exercise, attractive scenery and friendly company. There is no need to prebook 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 9.30am. There are other pick up points en route and there is no need to pre-book your seat.
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