ur walks are always the third Sunday of the month, in the summer we have occasional mid-week evening strolls and HD XTRA walks. All Sunday walks start at 10.30. Please be prompt, and allow time for putting boots on, last minute trip to the loo etc!
Please note that if it is very snowy, we may cancel the walk so please check back here if the weather looks bad. Other walks in the Peak District with local women's groups can be found from our links page
Details of our most recent past walks are here on our Old Walks page. 2018
21st October...Baslow Village Hall
6 miles. Uphill climb at start (Bar Hill up onto moorland, approx.1 mile); short, steep path up onto Birchen Edge; uphill, but fairly gentle walk through the wood below Jack’s Flat, on return. Conditions underfoot were good when the walk was reccied, but it could be boggy on the access land if we have any lengthy periods of rain.
Meet in the Pay and display car park, next to the Baslow Village Hall (DE45 1SR), for a prompt 10.30 start. Parking is £5.50 for the day, and there are public conveniences. The dog friendly Cafe on the Green is open at 9.30, for anyone looking for breakfast or a hot drink. Be warned that they will only take card payments for £10 or more.
The hyke begins with walk up Bar Hill, to reach the moorland above Baslow, where a “catch your breath break” is recommended, to have a coffee stop and take in the views. From here, we walk the path past the Wellington monument, along the pasture of Jack’s Flat where wild looking Highland cattle sometimes graze, down to the busy Sheffield Road (A621). Crossing over, we walk up onto access land and take the path towards Birchen Edge, where we will find Nelson’s monument and The Three Ships (no, it isn’t a pub!) and some excellent views. This is the suggested lunch stop and photo opportunity!
The path down from Birchen Edge down to the Robin Hood hamlet might be quite difficult for some, and poles are recommended. There is an alternative, which we can discuss on the day. A short walk follows, (approx. 300m) alongside the A619, before we climb over the stile and pick up the path into Megwalls, which takes us through a small, but interesting, Neolithic enclosure to the Cat Stones. From here, we walk down through the wood, below Gardom’s Edge, to the busy Sheffield Road again, crossing over to pick up the path that will take us over a lovely stone footbridge and uphill through the wood below below Jack’s Flat, eventually bringing us back to the brow of Bar Hill for a nice downhill groove into Baslow.
Post-walk refreshments: The Cafe on the Green is open until 4pm and the Devonshire Arms, next door, is open all day.
Sue 0770 698 2602
Hiking dyke bonfire party!
Saturday 3rd November in south Derby (easy access from M1, A6, A50, A52). 6pm start. Please bring your own drink, food for the barbecue, and fireworks (preferably quiet ones for the benefit of cats, dogs, squirrels, etc). I’ll provide bread, salads, tea and coffee.
Text me for the address (helps me keep a track of numbers) on 07809632091. Viv.
18th November........Gunthorpe, Sue Price 16th December........walk and leader needed HD XTRAS
Autumn hiking in the woods below Whatstandwell. Nov 2013.
Well, we made it! Here's the group at the end of Sandy's December hike.
The following Nottingham HD members have offered some additional dates for hikes or other similar outdoor themed walks. We have had successful trips to the Brecon Beacons, Cadair Idris, geocaching in the Peak District, an evening rural pub crawl and a geology-themed walk. MORE OFFERS WELCOME.
Last November we did a photography workshop at Padley Gorge exploring making the most of your digital cameras with tips on composition and changing apertures and shutter speed. Examples below, due to popular request we will be repeating this in the spring. Keep checking back for details.
Flowing water in Padley Gorge.
Millstone remains in Padley Gorge.
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