Weekend away - Peak District with Lonica Vanclay (Confirmed)

Fri 9th Sep 2016

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
Southern England
Local Group

Friday 9 September. 18 miles. Matlock to Hartington via Winster, Birchover, Gratton Dale and Long Dale.

Saturday 10 September. 20 miles. Harting circular via Milldale, Dove Dale, Illam Hall (lunch at NT cafe), Wetton (pub for drinks) and Hulme End.

Sunday 11 September. 21 miles. Hartington circular via Lathkill Dale, Over Haddon (lunch), Sheldon, Flagg and Pomeroy.

Monday 12 September. 20 miles. Hartington to Matlock via Youlgreave (lunch), Stanton Moor and Rowsley.

General Notes
If you are interested, please contact Lonica Vanclay on Lonica.Vanclay@outlook.com asap - we need to have 5 firm bookings and then we can pay and setup the group booking. After that individuals can contact Lonica first then the hostel directly themselves and add themselves to the group booking or book at a local B&B
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Walk Report

Long Weekend in the White Peaks, Derbyshire, Friday 9th to Monday 12th September 2016
7, 10, 11 and 8 walkers, 16, 22, 20 and 20 miles - leader Lonica Vanclay
Walking from Matlock on Friday, 6 walkers and I covered 16 miles along the Limestone Way to Hartington passing through Winster and Gratton and Long Dales. The clouds kept it cool and provided a dramatic backdrop. The YHA in Hartington is in a Tudor mansion and provided an excellent base for us.
There were 9 who joined me on Saturday for our 22 mile walk through Wolfscote and Dove dales to Ilam Hall for lunch, then via the ridge above the Manifold Valley with stunning views and the Wetton pub back to Hartington. We managed to shelter in Milldale for the worst of the morning's rain.
Sunday was cool but sunny and clear and we had great views of the colourful fields as 10 plus me walked 20 miles through Lathkill Dale and Over Haddon to Sheldon and back via the ridge above the valley in which Hartington is. We missed the village festival in the fields opposite the hostel but did admire the well dressings before we dined in style at the Devonshire Arms in Hartington.
On Monday, 7 set off with me to walk the 20 miles back to Matlock, via Youlgreave, Rowsley, Stanton Moor and Clough Wood. The rain held off and we had time for a local pint before the train back.
We managed to see the range of treats that the White Peaks offered and were chuffed that we covered 125 kilometres in the time.
Photographs by Nigel Heys and Helen Franklin



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