Thursday Walk 21st March-Report

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    11 members & one friend set out from Calver and crossed over Hare Knoll to New Bridge where the riverside walk led us to Froggat Bridge. A short pull, muddy in places, led up to the main road by ‘The Checkers’ and from there we entered Bee Wood.
    After the morning tea break we continued through the woods below Froggatt Edge to eventually reach Curbar village. Continuing on to Gorse Bank Lane we passed the site of the Cundy family graves, victims of the Plague in 1632 ,some 30 years earlier than the more famous outbreak at Eyam.
    Approaching Baslow we stopped on a grassy bank (complete with bench) where we enjoyed lunch with excellent views of Chatsworth, Baslow and the wooded ridge we were to traverse later.
    Lunch over we descended to Baslow and crossd the old bridge by the church and headed across the fields on the other side.
    Two members of the group then took the opportunity to shorten the walk by taking the field path to Bubnell and the continuation to Calver, while the rest of the group continued by field and road to the start of Bank Wood.
    Continuing along the ridge through Bramley Wood (where owl droppings complete with pellets were observed )we had only the steep bank at the end before the return to Calver.
    No sun, but a good walking day ; mild and dry with fine views. Thanks to those who came and for your company.
    Mike

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