Discover Derbyshire - Calke walk

Calke Walk

Starting from the Visitor Centre at Staunton Harold Reservoir, this is a 5¼ mile circular walk along the side of the reservoir and then through the Melbourne Parklands of The National Forest. The route goes through Calke Park and Ticknall.  Along the way, you will enjoy superb views, walk through a deer park, see historic houses and see some of the new woodlands being created in the National Forest.

 

Full details of the walk and the route are included on this leaflet:

http://www.nationalforest.org/document/visitor/calke_walk.pdf

Meet in the car park at 12.30pm (this is a pay and display car park)

Sturdy footwear and appropriate clothing for the weather is advisable.

After the walk, we'll go on for some well earned refreshments - possibly at Melbourne Hall Tea Rooms or somewhere similar.

 

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  • Karl

    Very enjoyable day out in the sunshine with good company and cake. Thanks Steve for organising.

    May 26, 2013

  • Chris

    Thank you for organising this Steve. The weather was great and the company even better! And I learned about Butterflies and walking trees...!

    May 25, 2013

    • Steve

      Walking trees? I think I missed that one!

      May 25, 2013

    • Chris

      Yes, I heard that weird and wonderful things happen in the South American jungle. (Just background banter...)

      May 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thoroughly enjoyed the meet today, a bit hot, but lovely views and met some lovely people. Thanks and hopefully see some of you on Wednesday.

    1 · May 26, 2013

  • Sharon B.

    I went to my dad's and helped with the weeding so only home at 730 ready for a sit down ! Thanks for a lovely afternoon !

    May 25, 2013

    • Steve

      I reckon it was a bit warm for working in the garden today... especially after a walk! Glad you enjoyed it :-)

      May 25, 2013

  • Sian

    Lovely walk in the sunshine with some great company

    1 · May 25, 2013

  • Steve

    I need a lie down now ... and that's just from the chocolate cake :-)

    1 · May 25, 2013

  • Chris

    Way hey - I can make this one! Sorry for the (very) late midnight RSVP Steve ;-) Will make my own way there and hook up at 12.30. Looking 4wd to it....

    May 25, 2013

    • Steve

      No problem. See you later :-)

      May 25, 2013

  • Sharon B.

    I may be able to come now, will confirm in the morning, Staunton harold tea rooms lovely by the way !

    May 24, 2013

    • Steve

      Ok. We'll see you there at 12.30 if you can make it :-).

      May 24, 2013

  • Sue

    Sorry, cant make it now.

    May 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Training for Three Peaks Challenge

    May 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Grrrr, cant make it now. Have a fab time all. x

    May 18, 2013

  • Sharon B.

    Would like to but will be at World Superbikes at Donington, bear that in mind anyone trying to get to Calke

    March 31, 2013

    • Steve

      Hopefully the midday start will help, as most racegoers should be safely tucked up in Donington Park by that point :-)

      April 7, 2013

  • Katie

    Sorry, looks like I'm going to be home for the BH weekend, have fun though!

    April 7, 2013

  • Katie

    I'm a maybe at the moment, may be home for the bank holiday!

    March 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would have enjoyed the walk in Staunton Harold Reservoir but not sure I could have managed the extra walk afterwards! lol. I'm also unfortunately going to be working that weekend to down in Walsal. Have fun everyone. Look forward to seeing the photos.

    March 31, 2013

  • Henry

    If I can get there - may require a lift from Derby.

    March 31, 2013

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