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Sutton in Ashfield Rambling Club
The members of the Sutton Rambling Club will continue their most enjoyable exploration of the Sheffield Country Walk on the eastern flanks of the Peak District.
On Sunday 18 April 2010 we shall cover a section which will reveal memories of old industry from the Sheffield area and also incorporate spectacular moorland, reservoirs and tranquil woodland. It will be a steady linear walk in the region of 11/12 miles.
The ramble will start near Cutthroat Bridge (grid ref 216874) an approx. 1 mile north-east of Ladybower Reservoir and head in a north-easterly direction towards Sugworth Hall. A point of interest will be a view of the "Boots Folly Tower" near the Hall which was built to give the workers something to do during a recession! We will continue past the Sugworth Hall gates and cut across to Strines Reservoir for a morning coffee stop as we "drink in" attractive moorland views (pictured below).
It is then onwards and upwards through woodland and past other reservoirs until we reach our lunchtime destination, the village of High Bradfield. Pub refreshments are available here and there will be a little time to explore the impressive church and enjoy more spectacular open moorland scenery.
In the afternoon the route continues in a north-easterly direction spanning moorland, farmland and more woods until we reach our final target, a car park on the western edge of Greno Wood. (grid ref 325952) ready for a 6.30 pm coach departure home.
Please note new members are always most welcome and there will be a "front" and "rear" leader. The day is intended to be an enjoyable day out and not a "yomp". We always feel that we have provided healthy exercise,attractive scenery and friendly company.
The McEwens coach leaves the "Staff of Life" pub on Hack Lane in Sutton-in-Ashfield at 9.15am and the Bancroft Lane end,Stockwell Gate (near the Netto supermarket) in Mansfield at 9.30 am.
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NB, In this month's edition of the Country Walking Magazine calendar there is a very striking atmospheric photograph of Boots Tower and also additional information about the surrounding area.