What do you do on a misty,cold & wet morning? 13 of us drove through the gloom to Calver to set out on a 7 mile walk.
In actual fact there was no rain (as there had been the day before) and the gloom improved sufficiently to allow limited views.
Leaving Calver we tackled the steep & inevitably muddy bank to reach the ridge through Bramley Wood and Bank Wood followed by the traditional morning tea stop on a rather damp patch of grass on the edge of the wood,although some opted for a nearby possibly drier concrete structure.
We then descended to Hassop and after passing a muddy and odorous farm yard took a steady track,muddy in places, past Birch Bank Wood to the A619 road crossing.A steepish climb then led us to Pilsley with its conveniently sited bench & picnic table providing the obvious lunch stop.
Following lunch we continued through Pilsley before descending through fields to recross the A619,after which,various field paths led past Baslow to Bubnell farm.A more serious, but fortunately brief, mud section followed after which a pleasant riverside walk led us back to Calver.
A pleasant outing without too much “mudness”.
Thanks for your company.