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Sutton in Ashfield Rambling Club
On Sunday (13th) the members of the Sutton Rambling Club will be enjoying an 11.5 mile ramble embracing the Tissington Trail, limestone dales, peaceful hamlets and quaint villages.
The walk will start on the A515 approximately 2.5 miles south of Newhaven. (grid ref 157564). We initially head north on the Tissington Trail, quickly pick up the minor road towards the village of Biggin and then take the footpath down to Wolfscote Dale via "Nettley Knowe". There is then a delightful section along the Dale following the northern reaches of the River Dove. It is an area of peace and solitude and one of the most attractive dales in the Peak District. After covering approximately 3/4 mile we take the footpath through Biggin Dale continuing up to Dale End.. We complete the morning by heading north west along Highfield Lane for our lunch break at Hartington, a typical Derbyshire village with its quaint atmosphere. Refreshments will be available in the village including the local cheese!
In the afternoon we continue north west along footpaths through the hamlets of Sheen and Brund. After Brund we take in the Manifold valley and move north to the village of Longnor, the focal point of the walk..There should be the opportunity to have a mid afternoon break and explore one or two special features of the village. There is the market hall dating back to 1873 and also the remarkable gravestone of a certain Mr William Billinge in the Longnor churchyard. It bears the dates 1679 - 1791 and is duplicated at the National War Memorial at Alrewas in Staffordshire.
The final section of the walk moves east towards the village of Crowdecote but then alters direction towards High Wheeldon Hill crossing the Upper Dove en route.. The route swings north west again, then turns off up the short but steep path up Alderley Cliff and our day finishes at Earl Sterndale village with its famous "Quiet Woman" pub complete with its headless woman sign. The aim is a coach departure time of 5.30 pm. (grid ref 091672)
There are a couple of shorter options available during the day for those wishing to enjoy a shorter distance.
We are very pleased to welcome a number of new members this year who can be guaranteed 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 at 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 requirement to prebook your seat.
If you would like further information please ring John on 01623 796396 or Diane on 01623 408704.
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Sherwood Forest Country Park -Evening ramble.