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Peak District 1
WOLFSCOTE DALE RAMBLE
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Sutton in Ashfield Rambling Club
On Sunday (10th) the Sutton Rambling Club continue their popular summer programme with splendid walking country in the White Peak predominantly between Hartington,Alstonefield and Milldale.The route begins at the quiet picturesque village of Alstonefield (grid ref 131556) and heads Northwest via Pea Low to our mid morning stop at the top of Narrowdale Hill. This is an area recently made available to the public through the open access legislation and we should be able to enjoy good panoramic views. Refreshed we continue northwards along Beresford Dale one of the prettiest parts of the River Dove. It"s steep limestone crags create an evocative atmosphere..The morning section finishes at Hartington,another picturesque village partly grouped around a large square. Refreshments will be available at the village for our main lunch-break.
In the afternoon we head down Wolfscote Dale undoubtedly amongst the most attractive dales in the Peak District. The path goes under steep grassy sides,sometimes wooded and on occasions overlooked by towering limestone crags.We will have another break at the junction with Biggin Dale to absorb the scenery. The route continues south via Lode Mill and Shining Tor and on to the afternoon tea break at Milldale.
The final section of this beautiful ramble then arcs back north to Alstonefieldand then cuts across east to Coldeaton Bridge and Coldeaton Dale to finish on the edge of Alsop Moor (grid ref 157560).The coach will depart for home from this point between 6.30 pm and 7.00pm
We always welcome new members and we guarantee attractive scenery,healthy exercise 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 9.30am..There are other pick up points en route. The fare is £9,accompanied juniors free. Although the club walks are becoming increasingly popular there is no need to prebook your seat on the coach.