- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 18th June
- For our June walk on Sunday, 18th we are going into
Derbyshire which has many beautiful areas and splendid
walks. We leave school as usual at 8.00 a.m. prompt and
expect to be back by 7.30 p.m. Costs remain the same at
£3.00 for adults and £2.00 for children. Toilet
arrangements have been organised for all parties. Please
indicate on the attached slip which walk you are likely
to join and return it to the School Office (Barbara
Craine) by Thursday 8th June 1989.
Starts at Ashopton Viaduct on the A57 from where
we head Northwards ascending White Tor (487m), Dovestone
Tor (505m) and Back Tor (538m). From here we cross
Featherbed Moss to the summit of Margery Hill (546m). We
then descend to Howden Reservoir. Our return is then
along the 'Cal-Der-Went' walk back to the coach. Depending
upon weather conditions and time an extension is
Distance: 12 miles
- Ascent: 1000'
Leaders: Ian Blackwell and Tom Dillon
We begin with a delightful walk along the banks of the
Ladybower Reservoir and then cross the Snake road and
climb to the top of Crook Hill where good views of the
High Peak and Mam Tor can be seen. The route continues
along the ridge past Lockerbook Farm and Ashton Clough
before we start to descend by Gores plantation to the
Derwent Valley. We proceed along the banks of Derwent
Reservoir to our destination at Fairholme. Conditions in
bad weather can be soft underfoot so boots are strongly
Distance: 9½ miles
Leaders: Keith and Val Ellard
A rather long, but none the less, easy and pleasant low
level walk around reservoirs of the Upper Derwent Valley.
This area is said to be one of the most scenically
attractive parts of the Peak National Park. Starting at
Fairholme we cross the river and head Northwards along
the East side of the Derwent and Howen Reservoirs. At the
North end of the latter we cross to the West bank where
we propose to take lunch. Anyone can cool their feet if
they wish in the river hereabouts (take a towel). We then
walk Southwards along the reservoir banks to Fairholme.
The last four miles of the walk, Kings T...?? (Dave
Luty's writing!) to Fairholme has a regular minibus
service (half hourly intervals) Fare-peak period 50p, for
anyone finding the distance of the walk too much.
Distance: 9 miles
- Ascent: 150'
Leaders: Jan Yabsley and Dave Griffiths