- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 20th April 1997-The Dark
- The Dark Peak is our destination on 20 April 1997 from
the Snake Pass to Hathersage where all walks finish. As
usual the coaches leave school at 0800 hrs prompt
returning from Hathersage at 1730 hrs and arriving back
in Formby by 1930 hrs. There will be a short toilet stop,
particularly for the 'B' group in Glossop. There are
toilets at the start of the other walks. The cost of
travel is £5.00 for adults and £3.00 for children and
students in full-time education. Please return slips with
cheque (not cash) to the school office
by Thursday, 10 April, in an envelope marked "Range
Walking Club". Walking boots are essential for ALL
walks. There is every likelihood that on a trial basis a
different coach company will be used for this outing.
Starting from the Visitor Centre near the Derwent Dam
(map ref 173 893), we go north alongside the lake through
Hancock Wood before turning east to go up onto the
Derwent Edge where we pass several limestone outcrops on
a beautiful ridge walk. After passing Wheelstones we go
past several grouse butts as we follow the path east to
Moscar from where we go along Stanage Edge to High Neb.
From High Neb we descend the path known locally as Jacobs
Ladder, pass North Lees Hall (17th Century) and follow
Baulk Lane back to Hathersage.
Distance: 13 miles
- Ascent: 1500'
- Leaders: Margaret Pegg and John Roberts
We set out northwards from Hathersage across fields to
North Lees Hall (17th Century) and then climb towards the
Stanage Edge via the old formerly paved Jacobs Ladder.
Following a path below the Edge we head north to High Neb
and Crow Chin where we climb to the Edge itself passing
mysterious abandoned cut millstones. Turning south we
have 3 miles of excellent edge walking with views of Main
Tor, Win Hill Pike, etc. Finishing the Edge we cross to
the Duke of Rutland Drive running at the foot of the
Burbage Rocks. Just when we think the walk a bit too
easy, we head across a packhorse bridge and see
formidable climbs ahead - Carl Wark and Higger Tor, 2
large rocky outcrops. After these we drop (!) across
fields and via lanes back to Hathersage and tea.
Distance: 11 miles
- Ascent: 1500'
- Leaders: Barry Bord and John McEvoy
- Starting from the Snake Road (A57. 162 887) we cross the
River Ashop and climb through woodland to pick up Roman
Road (course of) and then gently climb through open
moorland to Whinhill Pike, our high point of the day.
Views from here include Ladybower Reservoir, Edale Valley
and Castleton cement works! We descend all the say down
to Barnford Mills on the River Derwent. From here
undulating fields and tracks take us to Hathersage.
Distance: 8½ miles
- Ascent: 1100'
- Leaders: Dave Poole and Dave Wake
An interesting circular walk based on Hathersage. We
start by climbing steadily through the undulating the and
woods of the White Peak area to Abney in the morning
before turning west and descending across open moorland
of the Dark Peak area and crossing the River Derwent by
the stepping stones into Hathersage.
Distance: 7½ miles
- Ascent: 750'
- Leaders: D Turton and J McKay