- June 30, 2016 at 6:17 pm #2801Andy SmithKeymaster
Warm weather, and dry for a change. 14 members set out from
Eyam. The first place we went to was “Cucklet Church” an
interesting natural limestone arch and cave hidden away in
Cucklet Delf, just south of the village. It was used instead
of the parish church building at the time of the plague, to
avoid spreading it. Few of us had been there before. We then
headed up out of the village and along Tideswell Lane which
was flooded in several places and required detours along the
verges. We soon arrived at Brosterfield where a coffee break
was taken. The next stage of the walk was through fields to
Stanley House and then a path north parallel to Silly Dale,
to the village of Grindlow, past Silence Mine and the now
filled-in sinkhole. Arriving at Bretton, we had lunch with a
view and the possibility of a pint at the Barrel. After
lunch we walked through Nether Bretton and past Highcliffe,
finally taking the steep track down to the starting point.
7.6 miles 1070 ft of ascent.
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