Our 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. Our 2019 Sunday walks will be on these dates Put them in your diary, and check back for details nearer the time.
20th January | 17th February | 17th March | 21st April | 19th May | 16th June | 21st July | 18th August | 15th September | 20th October | 17th November | 15th December
Sunday 20th January. Fradley Junction, Alrewas, Staffordshire, DE13 7DN. Jane W
The walk starts from outside the “Laughing Duck” canalside cafe at Fradley Junction.DE13 7DN at 10.30am. The car park is alongside the Canal and River Trust visitor centre (£1.50 for the day..I think) . 10.30 start...but the cafe is worth a visit so may be there for breakfast!!. The walk is about 6 and a half miles to Alrewas. The mainly flat route is a mix of tarmac, towpaths and tracks / footpaths across farmers fields. At least one of the fields may have livestock. Parts of the route may be muddy. There are several stretches of road walking with no pavements. So dogs will need to be on leads for much of the walk. There are only a few stiles. The centre is accessed from the A38 at Alrewas and Fradley Park. Take the A513 towards Kings Bromley. After two miles turn left, signed towards Fradley Junction. Follow signs to the car park which is pay and display, Approximate post code DE13 7DN.There is plenty of wildlife to see along the way. At Fradley Junction there are several listed buildings including cottages, a warehouse, a crossover bridge and lock, and on the wharf you will find the original stables, carpenter's shop and blacksmiths, which are now part of the cafe and visitor centre. On the opposite side of the canal is a Nature Reserve. The cafe is excellent. PS This is under an hour from Nottingham..the same as Cromford!! Jane 07710 485991
Sunday 17th February ..Sally B. Matlock
Start at Matlock Station Car Park DE4 3NA. Cost is £6 for a days parking - not the cheapest I am afraid. Prompt 10.30am start. This is a lovely 61/2 mile walk on good paths with a fair few ups and downs. There are some stiles but all are dog friendly. From Matlock we walk to Lumsdale and then onto Tansley before climbing up to Riber Castle. There are great views on our return of Matlock's impressive limestone gorge. There are toilets at the start of the walk and we will have tea and cakes at the Cafe in the Park in Matlock. Sally - 07969 747325 Sunday 17th March ..Viv P Sunday 21st April..Easter Sunday. leader needed
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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