- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 25th April
1999 - Derbyshire - Buxton
April 1999 walks take us to the Peak District part of
Derbyshire on Sunday, 25th in some of the most beautiful
countryside of England. The walks are centred on Buxton. There
will be no toilet stop until Buxton where the 'B' and 'C' walks
will also be starting. The 'A' and 'B'+ parties will be taken on
by coach to their starting points. All walks finish in Buxton. As
usual the coaches will leave school at 0800 hrs prompt, returning
to Formby around 1930 hrs. The cost of travel is £7.00 for
adults and £4.00 for children and students in full-time
education and who were formerly Range High School pupils. Please
return slips with cheque (not cash) to the school office by
Friday, 16 April in an envelope marked "Range Walking Club".
Starting from Danebower Quarries (Grid ref 401370) we descend to
the River Dane and travel south past the Three Shires Stone and
follow the Dane Valley Way to Gradhach Wood. Skirting The Roaches
with their weird rock formations we pass Gibb Torr Rocks and head
north-east past Thick Withins, ascending Edgetop with commanding
views of the surrounding countryside. Via a number of green roads
we pass Howe Green and Brand Top on towards Stanley Moor
Reservoir and descend through Grinlow Woods into Buxton.
- Distance: 14 miles
- Ascent: 1800'
- Leaders: John Roberts, Margaret Pegg and Adrian Simmons
It's downhill all the way almost, starting from The
Cat and Fiddle we drop down to the west side of Ernwood
and Fernilee Reservoir. We then cross the Goyt Valley to
Fernilee Village and then head south to Bunsal Cob,
Wildmoorstone Brook, across the dismantled railway to
Beet Wood and Watford Farm. Passing through a golf course
we have a pleasant stroil through the park to the coaches
Distance: 12 miles
- Ascent: 410'
- Leaders: Barry Bord and Steve Mclllraith
Starting from the coach park we walk through the town
park and out to Burbage. Crossing the dismantled railway
we pass by Burbage Edge Plantation and descend Berry
Clough to Goytsclough Quarry. Turning northwards we
follow Goyts dough to Ernwood Reservoir. From here we
turn east up Wild Moor to the dismantled railway, now an
official wheelchair route. Following the railway to a
tunnel entrance we turn south to Beet Wood and follow the
'B+' route into Buxton.
Distance: 9 miles
- Ascent: 1000'
- Leaders: David Wake and Edwina Roberts
- 'C' Walk
From the centre of Buxton we make our way through the
Pavilion Gardens. Then we head up a long, slow climb
through Buxton Country Park, from the top of which we
will be able to see Solomon's Temple. We then make our
way past a reservoir and onto a dismantled railway before
dropping down to Temple More and making our way back into
Distance: 7½ miles
- Ascent: 400'
- Leaders: Stuart Norris and John Formby