- September 11, 2015 at 6:59 pm #1480
13 of us started in glorious sunshine-a welcome change after the recent murkiness.
We passed through the birch woods above Gardoms and ,thanks to a careful recce on Sunday,the leader walked without deviation or hesitation straight to the “cup and ring”neolithic feature lurking in the undergrowth (actually a very good fibreglass copy of the original lying beneath it).
Back on track there was some discussion about the significance of the feature marked on the map as “Three Men”,but the conclusion reached was that it was no more than what it appeared to be-a pile of stones!
Continuing the walk we crossed the road below “The Robin Hood” and crossed above Chatsworth Edge and into Stand Wood.A woodland path led down the hill onto Chatsworth Park where lunch was taken by the edge of the wood.Startling a herd of deer and passing the unsightly remains of the clay pigeon shoot at the recent Chatsworth Country Fair we we crossed the park and continued through Baslow.
A detour through Raddowhole Plantation avoided the worst of the steep lane leading out of the village and made a more varied ascent to Wellington Monument where we lingered over tea in the sunshine.A short walk then brought us back to the start.
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