Sun 9th Sep, 2001

Peak District Walk

Jim Taylor

Members: Bob Anderson, Virginia & Joanne Castick, Martin Heaton, Ian McCallum, Lester Payne, Alan Peck, Derek Seddon, Dave Somerfield, Frank & Margaret Williams, Dave Wylie.

Guests: Mark Ashley, Dave Bradley, Steve Chandler, Kate Sparks, Becky Williams.


I'll get this one in at the start. Thanks for your support; the turn out was quite a surprise and a special welcome to the first timers with the club Steve, Becky and Dave. We hope to see more of you.

The weather was especially kind remaining sunny and cool all day, ideal for tramping. Starting from Wild boar Clough the route stayed pretty much to plan, Ludds Church creating quite a bit of interest, The going underfoot was good despite the recent rains, but Virginia did manage one or two excursions into the muck and mud.

During lunch at Hanging Rock we enjoyed a superb panorama which reached as far as the Welsh foothills followed by a swift one at "The Ship" which was most welcome.

The return leg via Hammerton Knowl added a little more variety to the tour and we finished a little earlier than expected. Apologies to those who thought it was a little short (about 11½ miles)

Everyone seemed to have enjoyed the day, I hope so, and wasn't it great to have some sunshine!

Jim Taylor

Meet Promo:

Fancy a not to strenuous amble in the Southern Peak then join me on Sunday starting from Clough House car park Wildboarclough (GR 987 699) 9:30am for 9:45am start.

Calling points are Three Shires Head, Gradbach, Ludds Church, Danebridge. Suitable refreshments can be obtained at The Ship. Return via Dane Valley to Wildboarclough. The route can be varied and shortened. Distance about 12/13 miles. Best map Outdoor Leisure 24. If you need more information contact me.

Jim Taylor

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