The first walk of the summer and I have planned one that has some old favourite locations of many walkers when in Derbyshire, Robin Hoods Stride and the Nine Ladies on Stanton Moor to name two.
Heading up the Limestone way and passing Portaway Mine (dis) and to Robin Hood Stride, Standing Circle, Stone Circle and passing Castle Ring all in the first couple of miles. Then onwards to the River Bradford near Youlgreave, as we reach the river we cross a bridge before heading north east along the river passing weirs to we get to the village of Alport.
We then pass through Alport towards Harthill Hall and then follow a minor road to the B5056 and continuing along the minor road into Stanton in Peak where we plan to take lunch.
After lunch we pass Stanton Hall and then onto Lees Road where we take the footpath up to the Nine Ladies Stone Circle and passing King Stone and the Reform Tower. From here we go over the heath land and then passing Stanton Park and Birchover Quarries and then head south to Upper Town and then heading down into Clough Wood and Painters Way Farm before coming back into the village of Winster and a delightful drink to finish the walk.
From Nottingham take A610 to Ambergate and then A6 to Cromford, at the traffic lights at Cromford turn left onto the B5036 and then take the 2nd right onto the A5012 follow this 'A' road for 4.3 miles until reach Grangemill then turn North onto the B5056, follow B5056 for 1.7 miles when reach the Miners Standard pub which is on the right, you turn left at the triangular piece of grass and then after 200 metres turn left and the car park in on the right hand side.
Car Park Note:
The car park is small and can only fit 12 - 14 cars, if full then use pub car park 200m away (The Miners Standard)
• Limestone Way
• Portaway Mine
• Robin Hood Stride
• Standing Circle
• Stone Circle
• Castle Ring
• Mawstone Mine
• River Bradford
• Stanton in Peak
• Stanton Hall
• Nine Ladies Stone Circle
• King Stone
• Reform Tower
• Stanton Moor
• Clough Wood
Distance: 11.23 miles [masked] kilometres)
Finish: 4pm (eta)
413.39 feet [masked] metres) at the lowest point
[masked] feet [masked] metres) at the highest point
As always make sure you are prepared for this walk.
You will need:
• Walking boots are always the ideal footwear of choice - even though its Spring it still can be wet underfoot, making it slippery so a good grip and ankle support is essential.
• Suitable clothes, Layers are good, (Jeans aren't recommended as if they get wet they become heavy) lightweight breathable trousers are better, walking trousers or sports wear.
• Waterproofs are essential any time of the year as you never know in the countryside and best to be prepared.
• Snacks, Sweets etc.
• Adequate water or soft drinks
As it's now Summer the weather can change so you may need waterproofs but then again it could be warm and sunny too so don't forget your sunglasses too also useful to bring spare warm clothing such as an extra jumper/jersey and maybe a spare pair of socks.
Sense of humour is essential!!
Lunch - Plan is to have lunch just past half way in the village Stanton in Peak, there is a pub called the The Flying Childers Inn that is open for lunchtimes so we can get refreshments here but please bring a packed lunch as only intend to stop for lunch no more than 45 minutes, so ordering and consuming food may take much longer if they are busy. So please be self sufficient for the day in the way of food and drinks.
PLEASE BRING A PACKED LUNCH
Please arrive in plenty of time so we can promptly start at 10.15am
(I do have a cut off time that we WILL start walking by so if you arrive late I cant guarantee we will be there still waiting)
When I plan the route beforehand I do calculate times and know some people do like to go out after the walks too, so by starting on time we will finish on time and folk can get to other planned events too. so please respect others so we can start on time.