- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 20th March
- The next walk takes us back into Derbyshire Peak District
but this time to the Hope Valley, one of the National
Parks' most beautiful areas. All the walks make the most
of the scenery and will satisfy all interests. Making
your choice will be the difficulty on that day -20 March
1994. We leave school at 8.00 a.m. as usual and expect to be
back in Formby by 7.30 p.m. The cost of travel is £4.00
for adults and £2.00 for children and students in
full-time education. Please return slip with cheque (not
cash) in an envelope marked "RANGE WALKING CLUB" to the
School office by Thursday, 10 March 1994.
We start at Hope but immediately abandon Hope to climb to
Lose Hill at the eastern end of the ridge separating the
Hope and Edale valleys. From Lose Hill (476m) there
should be extensive views. We then follow the ridge via
Back Tor and Hollins Cross to Mam Tor (517m). Mam Tor is
the site of an Iron Age Fort and the entire area of Mam
Tor is undergoing erosion repair work by the National
Trust. We then continue along Rushup Edge to Chapel Gate
where we turn and descend to Barber Booth in the
Edale Valley. From Barber Booth we climb back to Hollins
Cross and then descend to Castleton. We then walk across
fields back to Hope.
- Distance: 13¾ miles
- Ascent: 2200'
- Leaders: John Hughes and Arthur Jones
- 'B'+ Walk
- We start with Hope and walk south east towards Shotton
Moor. Turning due south we follow Bradwell Edge and cross
Abney Moor to Great Hucklow (the gliding centre of
England). From Great Hucklow we follow a series of
'rakes' which are old workings to reach Tideswell
Moor. Turning north we then cross Old Moor before turning
north east in the dramatic defile of Cave Dale. Passing
under Peveril Castle we skirt Castleton to follow the
river then a minor road to bring us back, still with
Hope. A beautiful walk.
- Distance: 11½ miles
- Ascent: 1500'
- Leaders: Phil Morgan and Dave Luty
- 'B' Walk
An enjoyable circular walk, a little stiff for the first
lap, which offers a succession of impressive views
throughout Leaving Hope by the Edale Road, the walk
passes under the railway line and then commences the
1000' ascent of Win Hill. The more adventurous can enjoy
a little rock scramble to reach the summit. The walk
continues eastwards to enter a fir forest before turning
north and gradually descending to the shore of Ladybower
Reservoir. Turning westward, the walk follows the shore
line of the reservoir to its northern tip before
ascending some 350' through fir trees to Hope Cross. From
here the walk takes us southwards along the course of an
old Roman road back to Hope.
Distance: 8¾ miles
- Ascent: 1350'
- Leaders: Patrick Ferguson and Dave Griffiths
We leave Hope along the line of a Roman road which takes us to
the site of the Roman fort of Navio. From here we drop down
into Brough where we start a steady climb onto Bradwell Edge. The
well- defined track eventually swings round at the head of
Overdale and takes us to Shotton. If the weather is clear
this section offers fine views throughout From Shotton, field and
path walking takes us to Thornhill and on to Aston. Finally, a
bridleway takes us back to Hope. A walk with plenty of variety
though muddy in places.
- Distance: 7 miles
- Ascent: 700'
- Leaders: Bob Hutt and John Rothwell