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Organiser: Marilyn Westbrook
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  Meeting   We meet on the first Thursday of each month, with a different person leading each time.

October's Walk (Thursday 3rd October at 10:00)

This months walk is led by Peter and Hilary.

The October walk will take us again into the White Peak area.  Starting from Ashford in the Water the walk ascends gradually through fields to join the Monsal Trail for a section of easy walking.  Shortly before Hassop station we turn off onto a bridleway which after rising gradually then descends towards Bakewell, arriving at Holme Bridge packhorse bridge.  After an unavoidable but short stretch along the A6 (on a wide pavement) our path then takes us through fields above the river Wye back into Ashford.  The walk is approx 5 miles and should take around 3 hours plus any stopping time or queues at stiles.  There are 4 step stiles and 8 squeeze stiles.  As this is limestone country any stones, including stiles, may be slippery in wet conditions.

Meet in Ashford at 10.00 am.  Allow about an hour for the journey.  Leave the A6 on a left turn signed for Ashford Village and park in or near the small car park where there are also toilets.  There is a £1.00 charge for the car park (honesty box).  A donation of 20p is requested for the toilets which are being kept open by the parish council in face of threatened closure. There is plenty of room for considerate parking on the nearby roads.

Lunch possibilities include picnic on the green next to the car park (the village shop will also make up rolls), tea room or local pubs.

Marilyn

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