Range Walking Club
Sunday 19th November 1995-Peak District-Hayfield
 
The November walk on Sunday, 19th, and takes us to the Hayfield area of the Peak District. Our walks this month revolve around the village of Hayfield and not Edale as previously suggested. Hayfield lies at the west side of the Kinder plateau and is the centre of some superb walking country, rarely visited by the club. There will be a brief toilet stop in Glossop on the outward journey. A cafe (The Twenty Trees - opposite the church, by the flyer in Hayfield) will be open at the end of the walks and there is a pub opposite. As usual we depart school at 0800 hours prompt The cost of travel is 4.00 for adults and 2.00 for children and students in full-time education. Please return slips with cheque (not cash) to the school office by Thursday, 9 November, in an envelope marked "Range Walking Club". Please ensure cheques are signed.

'A' Walk
Starting just South of Glossop (036922) we climb south-southeast to Harry's Hut and then east across the moor, passing extensive aircraft wreckage, to Mill Hill. Then south east and a short stiff pull onto Kinder Scouts' rim which we follow south east to the downfall, south-southwest to Kinder Low and then east to the Woolpacks (091869). The landscape of the plateau is strange and grotesque and unlike any other walking territory the club visits. Turning back west we contour round to Swines' Back, pick up the bridle path for a while, swing north to the Kinder reservoir and then west to Hayfield. A splendid time is guaranteed for all.
 
Distance: 14 miles
Ascent: 1800'
Leaders: Garfield Southall and Ken Bryning

'B'+ Walk
This circular walk starts and finishes at Hayfield and follows well trodden paths through the countryside lying between the A624 and the Kinder plateau to the east of it. From Hayfield we will walk generally southwards via the Ashes, South Head Farm and Shire Oaks to Breckend before turning north again by way of Andrews Farm and Coldwell Clough.

Distance: 10 miles
Ascent: 1600'
Leaders: Dave Purdy and Glennis Poole
 
'B' Walk
An undulating, circular walk involving three moderate climbs that will be taken at an easy pace. Leaving Hayfield by the Snake Path we cross the grouse moor above the town. Descending to the reservoir we follow a riverside path and several farm tracks prior to climbing to a viewpoint above Coldwell Clough. Tb final ascent of the day commences at Peep-O-Day and provides views of New Mills to the west before we meander on to Birch Vale and pick up the Sett Valley Trail back to Hayfield. This varied walk offers spectacular views of the Sett Valley and the High Peak District and comes highly recommended by the leaders.

Distance: 9 miles
Ascent: 1350'
Leaders: Mike Wood and Ray Webb

'C' walk
From Hayfield we follow the River Kinder upstream to the Kinder Reservoir. We now climb onto White Brow where we will be rewarded with some fine views across the reservoir to Kinder Downfall. Our route now takes us on a well-defined track over open moorland to Carr Meadows on the Glossop Road. From here we head towards Lantern Pike and then return to Hayfield via the Sett Valley Trail. This walk has slightly more climbing than normal but we have plenty of time to complete it at a slow pace.

Distance: 7¼ miles
Ascent: 790'
Leader: Barry Whitby