01/06/2023 Thursday Derwent Edge and Strines Moor from Cutthroat Bridge 9 miles moderate Leader Guy Lucas
The walk starts at 10.30am from Cutthroat Bridge Car Park on the A57, grid reference SK 21607 87420, post code S10 4QZ (but this postcode covers a huge area and is unhelpful!) There is plenty of parking. It is free but devoid of facilities.
Directions to start: Coming from Glossop on the A57, after about 13 miles you will cross Ladybower Reservoir and then reach traffic lights with a right turn for the A6013. Continue on the A57 and after about a mile you will see Cutthroat Bridge Car Park, a large lay-by, on the right, just after a bend and poorly signed
Coming from the A6, as you bypass Chapel-en-le-Frith bear left on the Sheffield Road for Castleton. Take Winnat’s Pass down to Castleton and follow the A6187 through Hope. Just over 2 miles after leaving Hope turn left at lights for the A6013 signed Ladybower. 2.8 miles later, turn right at the lights to take the A57, and the car park will be on the right hand side just over a mile later, just after a bend and poorly signed.
The walk: Leaving the Car Park, we will quickly cross the A57 and gradually ascend to Derwent Edge, with magnificent rock formations and views of Ladybower Reservoir. Just before Back Tor, we will bear right on a track which leads us down to Strines Bridge. Here we again bear right on a quiet road alongside Strines Moor, with views over to Strines Reservoir on the left and grouse moors on the right, before again turning right on a well-defined track through sheep fields back to the Car Park.
The paths and tracks are generally good and gaiters will be unnecessary unless there has been recent heavy rain. Ascents and descents are gradual.
05/06/2023 Monday From Bollington 7 miles moderate Leaders LynnDavies and Carol McLaughlin
The walk starts at 10am Adlington Road car park Bollington SK10 5JT
This is the same car park we have used for many recent walks.
We leave Bollington by the canal followed by several pastures before arriving at Higher Hurdsfield. A delightful ridge walk follows with magnificent views to Carofold.
The Saddle of Kerridge follows leading us on to White Nancy. Descending White Nancy we walk around the back of Bollington before dropping down back to Bollington.
15/06/2023 Thursday Stanage and Redmires 9.1 miles moderate Leader Kate Stross
NOTE LATER STARTING TIME
The walk starts at 10.30 am from the Burbage Bridge car park which is between Stanage and Burbage edges above Hathersage. The car park is Upper Burbage Bridge Car Park, Ringinglow Road, Hope Valley S32 1BR. The post code is not much use to find the car park as it covers such a large area. But the car park is on the Ringinglow Road 2 miles from the turn off the A6187.
We walk along part of Stanage Edge, then turn towards Stanage Pole and the three Redmires reservoirs. From the bottom reservoir we walk south towards Burbage Moor, across Burbage Moor and then along Burbage Edge back to the carpark. There should be very good views to the east and west if the day is fine. There is not a lot of up and down on this route, but the paths along the edges are a bit of a scramble and may well be wet if it has rained. Gaiters could be useful.
To get to the start: Find your way into the Hope Valley and take the A6187 into and through Hathersage. After Hathersage you pass the Millstone Inn, a large pub painted grey on the LHS of the road. Shortly after this, take a road on your left signed Ringinglow. (The road is unnamed at the bottom.) Follow this road for two miles. Ignore the layby parking, cross the cattle grid. The Burbage Bridge carpark (free) is on the RHS after two miles. The car park is not very large, but if it is full there is alternative parking on the roads nearby.
There are no loos in the car park or en route. You may want to stop at the public loos in Castleton or Hope on the way to the start.
As the walk is on the other side of the Peak District we will organise a meet and greet at the Hazel Grove Park and Ride - details to follow.
20/06/2023 Tuesday, Rushup Edge and Mam Tor, 7 miles, 388m ascent, moderate, Simon Duffy
Outline: An circuit that includes Rushup Edge and Mam Tor providing great views in every direction. The descent into and ascent out of the Edale Valley bottom are both via unusual routes.
Difficulty: The descent path into the Edale Valley bottom is very steep. Many of the paths in the Edale Valley may be muddy.
Walk start: 10:30hrs at the Mam Nick (/Tor) National Trust Car Park, S33 8WA. Lat/Long 53.345823,-1.815675 OS map OL1. Grid Reference SK 12367 83300.
Parking: Mam Nick (/Tor) National Trust Car Park. PayByPhone mobile app and free for NT members.
Route: Mam Nick (/Tor) National Trust Car Park, Rushup Edge, Lord's Seat 552m, Whitemoor Clough, Dalehead, Tagsnaze Farm, Upper Booth, Whitmore Lea Farm, Barber Booth, Greenlands, Hollins Cross, Mam Tor 517m, Mam Nick (/Tor) National Trust Car Park.
Outdooractive details and route map: https://out.ac/IJTuEA
25/06/2023 Sunday Eyam, Stoke Ford, Great Hucklow. 10 miles Moderate Leader Marjorie McLoughlin
The walk starts at 10am from the free top car park in Eyam. The car park is opposite Eyam Plague museum on Hawkhill Road. Sk216765. Post code S32 5QP
Directions to start
From Wilmslow take the A555 airport road onto A6 Chapel en le Frith by pass. Turn left onto A623 and continue for 10 miles. Just before approach to Stoney Middleton turn left at sign for Eyam Village. Follow clear signs to car park and park in the top free car park. There are toilets at the start.
The walk starts with a steep climb up Eyam Edge followed by more gentle undulating paths crossing moorland and valleys. The return route crosses farmland before following a wide track back to Eyam. On a clear day we should get extensive views over the countryside.
09/07/2023 Sunday Ashford in the Water and the Wye Valley 9.5 miles Moderate. Leader Marjorie McLoughlin
The walk starts at 10am at Monsal Head SK185715 Post code DE45 1NL
The car park charge is £6 for the day but there is free roadside parking opposite the hotel on the road to Little Longstone. There are toilets at the start.
Directions to start
From Buxton take A6 towards Bakewell Turn left onto B6465 signed Ashford. Continue left onto Monsal Head.
This is a moderately easy walk. We follow deep valley paths,tracks,trails and lanes through pretty villages. On a clear day we get extensive views over the dramatic countryside.