Walks (Thursday Longer)
Welcome to the web page of the Buxton U3A Thursday Longer Walking Group.
We have a varied weekly program generally starting from Poole’s Cavern Car Park on Green Lane, Buxton for 9:30am each Thursday. We are not to be confused with a much bigger group of U3A walkers whose walk is a little shorter than ours who also meet at Poole’s Cavern at the same time.
We are a small and very friendly group and if you walk with us you can be assured of a good walk, good views and good company, we are all of an age not to take life too seriously.
While we walk a distance of ten miles or more it is done at a reasonable pace to enjoy the fantastic countryside provided within the Peak District. More information including advice on what to bring, a more detailed description of the types of walk we do, some health and safety guidance and guidance for leading walks can be found in our Group Walking Guidelines, please read it.
On a lighter note we spend too much of our time awarding bonus points for walks and over a period of time we have developed some very complex (and totally unimportant) rules known as the Thursday Longer Walks Bonus Scoring. Everybody argues about bonus points but nobody cares (really!) and nobody remembers how many points were scored last week.
This Quarter's walk programme:
|2 Jan||Cowlow to Wormhill & back via Blackwell & Chelmorten, a good 10 miles||Roy Jeffreys|
|9 Jan||Start at Hartington and walk down Wolfscote Dale, turn left at Coldeaton Bridge up Coldeaton Dale, join the Tissington trail where it crosses Liffs Lane and return to Hartington via Heathcote. About 9.5 miles with very little ascent which we thought was suitable for a short winter day. Muddy in places.||Rob & Mary|
|16 Jan||Start at Edale station at 10am. Route depends on the weather.||Lesley & Nigel|
|23 Jan||Macc forest Shutlingslow and Teggs nose.||Angela Milne|
|30 Jan||Meet about 10am on 30.1.20 at SK033908,the large layby on the east side of the A624 between Hayfield and Glossop, north of the former Grouse Inn. Then follow the track to Trig Point at Harry Hut, pass the Liberator wreck to the top of William Clough. Down the clough, pass Kinder Reservoir then take the track to Little Hayfield. Cross the A624 then up Lantern Pike, back to Monks Road and the White House up Chunal and back to the cars. It may not be quite 10 miles.||Fay Hartley|
|6 Feb||Starting from Tideswell at Fountain Square, usual place. Including Cressbrook Mill, Monsal Head, Wardlow, Litton. 10.5 miles.||Ruth Humphrey|
|13 Feb||Starts near Moorside Grange Hotel, Mudhurst Lane, Higher Disley SJ 981 822. Kettleshulme, Ginclough, Bollington, Sponds Hill, Bow Stones. Distance: 11.4 miles, Ascent = 570m||Alick Brown|
|20 Feb||Ring of trees (part)||John Estruch|
|27 Feb||Meet at Calton Lees Car Park SK258 685 - currently Free Parking. Loos at the Garden Centre. Route: Calton Pastures, Edensor, through Chatsworth to the Hunting Tower, Rabbit Warren , Beeley Hilltop, Beeley Village and back to Calton Lees. Around 11 miles.||Sandy & Steph|
|5 Mar||Little Longstone, Eyam, Great Longstone about 10 miles||John Estruch|
|12 Mar||Pooles Cavern, Harpur Hill, Staker Hill, round Hindlow quarry, Horseshoe Dale, King Sterndale, Cowdale. Approximately 11 miles and 1,500 feet ascent.||Ken Mycock|
|19 Mar||Starting at Froggat Edge car park and doing a circuit of Froggat Edge, Corbar Edge, Baslow Edge, White Edge and Longshaw Estate.||Rob & Mary|
|26 Mar||Curbar Gap layby just below the national Trust carp park (SK 26187468). Below Baslow Edge, Gardons Edge, Birchen Edge, Wellington Monument, Curbar Edge, Bee Wood, Curbar Gap, 9.6 miles.||Sandy & Steph|
|Charles stand by||Start at Ramshaw Rocks layby (SK 0175 6204). Go north on the Churnet Way over Ramshaw Rocks, turn east at Adder's Green, pass above Newtown, Blake Mere, and back. 10.5 miles, total ascent 2,025 feet.||Charles Huff|
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We hope that you can join us sometime.
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