Bakewell Area


What's on in Bakewell Area U3A June 2019

The BU3A Photographic Group are mounting an exhibition in Bakewell Library for the month of June. It would be great if as many members as possible could pop in and have a look at it, and send in some comments for publication in the Gazette.

On Saturday, 15th. June, the garden of members Mr & Mrs .Stubbs at Holme Grange, Holme Lane, Bakewell DE45 1GF will be open from 11am until 4pm.

Adults £4, children free. proceeds to charity
More information at

Friends Remembered Picnic 2019

All Bakewell U3A members and friends are invited to the Friends Remembered Picnic which will take place on Monday, 12th August. This year we are later to avoid the YNOT festival traffic

Details are as follows:
The picnic site is the disused quarry, 3/4 of a mile to the south east of Minninglow car park on the High Peak Trail.

The grid reference for the car park is SK195582. It can be easily reached by turning south off the A515 at Pikehall and following the Parwich road. Pass under the trail through a narrow tunnel and turn immediately left into the car park.

There will be two walks on the day. Both will repeat what we did last year, as they are both super walks.

The shorter walk, led by Jill Ormerod, will leave the car park at 11.00am and amble slowly, with lots of time to admire wild flowers and views, along to the picnic site. Those who need a burst of energetic exercise before lunch can take the field track up to examine the fascinating stone tombs on Minninglow itself. The rest may stroll slightly further along the trail or just sit and admire the far reaching views.

This walk has been designed to include as many people as possible. We would just love to see you.

The longer walk, led by Jane Burgess, will start from the same car park at 10.00am. It will track west along the trail before turning south towards Lowmoor and Hilltop farms, east through Hoe Grange quarry, north to Royston Grange, up to Minninglow and down to the quarry for lunch. The walk is six miles in total, including the walk back to the car park after lunch. There are a good number of stiles on the first section so if you are not comfortable with wall stiles in all their various forms, you might prefer the shorter walk. There may be cows but we can manage those now, can't we!.

Whichever walk you are planning to do, please note the following:

there are two picnic benches at the quarry but no tables. The benches are sited to allow lovely views but not to be sociable with the rest of the picnickers. There are however, two rows of rock ledges which will make lovely seats, with a bummat, for those who do not wish to sit on the ground
the walks are designed to have the picnic en route, so unless you fancy hoofing it back to the car park for your picnic (3/4 mile), please bring whatever treats and luxuries you are planning to eat with you on your walk.
if you have a friend or relative who is not a member, but who might enjoy the occasion, please bring them along. They might be persuaded to carry your picnic or even join our U3A.

Please try and come and we will tell tales of those no longer with us and all the things that we are thankful for. Not least of these is the friendship of our fellow members

Please let Jill ( or Jane ( know if you are coming on the walks, otherwise just turn up

And another U3A picnic
On Wednesday 10th. July at Hardwick Hall the 2019 Derbyshire U3A Network picnic. Details are on the members page of Bakewell U3A website.

12th June
Jane Gelling is organising a visit to Breezy Knees Garden near York. (2hr journey).
The garden which is easy walking has 20acres of "7,000 varities of flowers, trees and shrubs".

Cost for Coach and entry to the Garden £27.
Slacks depot 8.30am
Whitworth Centre 8.40am
Bakewell Methodist 9am

Cheques made payable to Bakewell U3A Garden Group

Sent to Jane Gelling, 18 Wye Bank, Bakewell DE45 1BH

Following the trip with the Out and About Group to Holland last month, Helen Wilson has two (free) tickets to the Rembrandt House Museum in Amsterdam, which they were unable to use. This is the house that Rembrandt bankrupted himself to buy and where he lived and worked , The tickets are valid for 6 months so if anyone is planning a trip to Amsterdam in the near future and would like the tickets Helen would be very pleased to pass them on.