Time for a Walk - Derbyshire

Been awhile but think its time for another walk!!

Derbyshire this time I think,

I know lots of you have been requesting me to plan another extended stroll.... well here we go:

Starting off in 'Over Haddon' near Bakewell  at the public car park (there are public conveniences at this car park) heading onto Bole Hill and then to a personal favourite of mine 'Magpie Mine' from here we head in a Northerly direction down to 'Great Shacklow Wood' here we follow the River Wye into 'Ashford in the Water' and then into 'Bakewell' and the chance to grab a traditional Bakewell pudding before we head back to the carb park at  'Over Haddon'.

 

Magpie Mine

The earliest recordings of workings date from 1740, in the 1800's the mine had numerous problems but was very productive in sourcing lead. The mine was believed to have a curse on it when in 1833,  24 miners died from fumes after fires were alit in the mine shafts. The Cornish mining engineer John Taylor came to the mine and introduced new innovations like safety hats, iron winding ropes and better work patterns for the miners. The mine eventually closed in 1954 since 2010 the mine is maintained by Natural England.

Just a note about finding 'Over Haddon' Car Park - drive down Main Street when reaching a triangular piece of turf you should notice apart from a car park sign a single floor building behind a stone wall, the car park is the other side of this building.

 

So here's the route details:

 

Distance: 8.48 miles (13.86 km's)

Start Time: 10.30am

Finish Time: 3.30pm

Elevation:

428.81 feet [masked]m) at the lowest point

[masked] feet [masked]m) at the highest point

 

I would class this route as a fairly easy to average walk, with 2 gradual hills and just under 8.5km's of flat'ish walking overall

 

45% footpaths

35% Tracks

20% Roads

 

Highlights:



  • Over Haddon
  • Bole Hill
  • Magpie Mine
  • River Wye
  • Old Mine Cottages
  • Ashford in the Water
  • Bakewell

 

And now for the Usual:

As always make sure you are prepared for this walk.
You will need:

• Walking boots are always the ideal footwear of choice

• Suitable clothes, Layers are good, (Jeans aren’t recommended as if they get wet they become heavy, lightweight breathable trousers are better).
• Waterproofs are essential even in our great british summertime,
• Snacks, Sweets etc.

• Adequate water or soft drinks

As with it being now 'British Summer Time....' dont forget your sunglasses just in case...

Sense of humour is essential!!


PLEASE BRING A PACKED LUNCH - we will stop along the route for Lunch, the half way point will mean we will be by the River Wye so please be self-sufficient for food and the day.

 

Please arrive at the car park in plenty of time so we can promptly start at 10.30am

 

Andy

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  • Emma T

    bit of a long walk! but lovely people, views, weather & I enjoyed it, thanks for work sorting us all out Andy!

    1 · July 7, 2013

    • Emma T

      oops! Thank Dina, I'll have to look out for when we're on something together again & ask you to bring it! thanks for picking it up.

      July 9, 2013

  • Di

    Great company and lovely walk - a bit longer than expected but really enjoyed it

    July 8, 2013

  • Fiona

    Great photos! Sorry to have missed this walk! Blame it on the kids! Next time :)

    July 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a lovely walk,a bit hard on the last but worth it in the end enjoyed the pub at the end and great views and great company tx Andy

    2 · July 6, 2013

  • Mark

    Dear Andy,
    Many apologies but I am unwell so will not be able to make it today.
    Hope you all have a great walk.

    Mark

    July 6, 2013

  • karl

    If I come into nottm on the A453, into the centre up MAID MARION WAY then back on the A610 out towards M1. if anyone can be near that route that would be easiest.

    June 29, 2013

    • karl

      Yes fay near the gate my number is[masked]

      July 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Tx

      July 6, 2013

  • ross

    Thanks Emma 9.15 is a good time,i can meet you at the BP station. can you let me have you phone number if i need to contact you last min

    July 5, 2013

  • Di

    I can give a lift from the City Centre if anyone needs one but will need to come straight back after the walk has finished to got to another event :)

    July 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      ok, perfect! Thanks Di, my mobile ph[masked], see you tomorrow Alessandro

      July 5, 2013

    • Di

      :)

      July 5, 2013

  • Helen S.

    Hi, with the weather hotting up going to give this one a miss haven't walked for a while so might be a struggle for me in this heat.

    July 5, 2013

  • susan

    Sorry but the good weather is playing havoc with my hayfever so have decided to take my runny nose and blood shot eyes somewhere more urban!

    July 5, 2013

  • John B.

    got work to do :( :(

    July 5, 2013

  • Andy S.

    I am the host and walk leader

    July 4, 2013

    • Emma T

      Am not sure we'll need those waterproofs! Glad to see you've put in your order for sunshine again :)

      July 5, 2013

  • Emma T

    I can give 2 people a lift if anyone else wants a lift? So far I'm picking up 1 person. I live in hyson green and will be heading up the A610.

    July 5, 2013

  • karl

    As I live south of Nottingham and have to drive by, I`m happy to pick others up and save on fuel and parking.

    June 28, 2013

    • Fay K.

      could you pick me up anywhere suitable for you,in Nottingham,will share cost

      June 28, 2013

    • Caroline

      Hi Karl. Could you pick me up too?

      July 4, 2013

  • JoAnne

    Not sure if Karl or Andy are hosting this??

    Id really like to join the walk but not sure if my ankle will be up to the full day. Is it ok with you guys if I come but leave half way through if I hurt? I dont want to pee anyone off if I say Im leaving now

    July 4, 2013

  • Andy S.

    Weather schedule for Saturday around Bakewell is 23 degrees Celsius (73 Fahrenheit) If anyone has any problems my mobile[masked], please allow plenty of time and be at the car park and ready to walk for 10.30am, See you all Saturday

    July 4, 2013

  • Caroline

    I live south of Trent. Anybody want to
    share lifts?

    July 4, 2013

  • gillian

    I will get to one, one day. Sadly away this time. :o(

    July 3, 2013

  • JoAnne

    Ive been out walking this lunch time and gone over on my ankle. Its not broken but was a nasty twist. I dont think Il be up to a whole day walking on saturday DARN IT!!!! I will just go for a couple of hours instead.

    Hope you all have a fun time though.

    :-)

    July 2, 2013

  • Helen S.

    Hi Karl, could you pick me up in Nottingham I'm Carrington end of the city but can meet you anywhere in Nottingham centre
    share fuel costs H;)

    June 28, 2013

  • Andy S.

    Can I get a lift please

    June 28, 2013

  • Helen S.

    I would love to come along but need a lift from Nottingham if anyone would oblige ..share cost .
    H.

    June 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I need a lift from nottingham please

    June 27, 2013

  • susan

    Bakewell pudding..... that makes me a YES!

    June 27, 2013

  • Jason

    Maybe/Probably/Want to

    June 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can't make this as it's Alice's birthday and Sam has a football tournament. :-(

    June 27, 2013

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