- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 16th June 1991-Derbyshire
- The next outing of the club is on Sunday, June 16th and
takes us to the Dark Peak area of the Peak National Park.
Despite its title the area abounds with lovely and well
known walks and some beautiful views. We leave school at
8.00 a.m. prompt and hope to be back in Formby at about 7.30
p.m. No toilet stop will be made on the outward journey
as facilities exist at the start of each walk. The cost
of the journey is the usual £4.00 for adults and £2.00
for children. Please return slips to Barbara Craine in
the school office by Thursday 6th June 1991.
A splendid walk across the Kinder Plateau, with a chance
to dirty your boots in the Pennine Way peat! The walk
starts at Hayfield on the A6 (Ref 037868). We walk up to
and around the North side of the Kinder Reservoir, before
following the Kinder river up a boulder strewn bed to the
famous Kinder Downfall, where the river shoots over the
plateau edge. Some scrambling is required to negotiate
the side of the downfall! The river is followed via
Kindergates, and then through the peat gruffs to Kinder
Scout (2088'), the plateau summit. The route is then via
Kinder Low (2078'), the edge path, and Woolpacks (an
array of weathered rocks), before descending via Ringing
Roger to Edale, start of the Pennine Way.
Distance: 13 miles
- Ascent: 2000'
Leaders: Garfield Southall and Ken Bryning
A ridge, a river bank, a Roman road and 'Ringing Roger'
combine to make this a feature packed walk from start to
finish. From Main Nick car park (G.R. 125834) we proceed NE
via Mam Tor and Hollins Cross to Lose Hill. Turning SE we
then descend to the banks of the River Noe which we
follow north, before a short climb to the Roman road at
165868. Continuing NW, we pass an 18th century guide post
and reach the open moor on Crookstone Hill and eventually
the 'Edges Path' which takes us westwards around around
the Kinder Plateau to meet the Pennine Way at the head of
Grindsbrook Clough. The descent here is initially
difficult, but improves into a well trodden path to the
finish in Edale.
Distance: 12 miles
- Ascent: 1500'
- Leaders: Dave Purdy and Glenys Poole
Starting from Main Nick car park (124832) we head south,
past Windy Knoll for 1.75 miles before turning east to
the head of Cave Dale. We descend past Peveril Castle to
Castleton. The walk continues in a northerly direction
through pleasant farmland to Lose Hill (153854) where we
turn WSW to follow the ridge walk over Black Tor, Barker
Bank and Hollins Cross before ascending Mam Tor. We
descend to Edale via Harden Clough.
Distance: 9 miles
- Ascent: 1400'
Leaders: Derek Watchorn and Pete Kenna
After a steep but short climb to the summit of Mam Tor,
we follow the ridge to Hollins Cross. Our initial
exertions, given a clear day, being rewarded by fine
views across the Vale of Edale to Kinder Scout, before we
drop down into Castleton in good time for an early lunch.
Leaving Castleton past the remains of Peveril Castle, we
proceed through the gently ascending but rock strewn Cave
Dale before circling back to the foot of Mam Tor via
Windy Knoll. The last leg into Edale is all downhill.
Distance: 7½ miles
- Ascent: 1000'
Leader: Ray Webb