Nov 23, 2012
Thanks for such a good turn out yesterday- 13 started out on the first loop which was not well known to many even though we were so close to Sheffield. No deer this time, but good views and a feeling of remoteness next to such a big city. The pub was too much of a lure to some, and the weather was threatening, so only 5 did the second loop, and stayed dry and just got blown about a bit. Thanks to David for historical inputs.Thanks to Andy and Rosie for offering to lead next week’s walk, but they have dipped out as Andy has a cancellation slot for his knee operation on Monday, so we will be thinking of you. Volunteers to coordinate walks after Xmas needed, please let me know, and we will get things going on the next Castle meets list- committee meeting mid Jan. One walk each would see us through a good couple of months.
So next Thursday, at 11am as usual, we will meet in Baslow, GR 258723, outside the toilets by the triangular green, and the expensive carpark. This is on the left as you go into Baslow on the Sheffield A621 and then the main Baslow road A619. There is free parking on the side road opposite on the right just after the green, but you may have to go up a way to get a spot, so allow time for this if you are not parking in the car park. Sharing lifts may be a good idea. Let me know if you can offer or want a lift.
The walk is an easy 6 miles around the Chatsworth estate, bring food and drink. We will head up to the folly and the plateau above Chatsworth House with the pretty ponds/lakes, then down to Beeley lodge, and back along the river. It is quite sheltered and gentle underfoot. cheers, Linda
thurs 29th nov walk