Forest Town & District

Rambling

Group Leader: Andrew Riby

To contact Andrew please click on the Bird on the right.

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We meet at the Forest Town Arena car park for lift sharing and for departure at 8:40 am.
Members attending should assemble at the end nearest to Pump Hollow Road, taking care when parking not to block the gates to the bowling green.

New members welcome.

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Rambles are from 7 miles up to 9 miles on the first and third Wednesdays of each month
We are a mixed group with couples as well as singles, but whether you are an experienced walker or just starting out you can be sure of a warm welcome.

Please do not bring your grandchildren or dogs with you.

The rambles are moderate ones mainly in Derbyshire and the Peak District but over all types of terrain, therefore walkers should be prepared for stiles and rough ground as well as mud. Remember that weather conditions can deteriorate very quickly with little or no warning, particularly on high ground - so be prepared! We walk throughout the year so we suggest the following items - some are seasonal:

* Comfortable waterproof boots suitable for rough terrain, plus a spare bootlace.
* TRAINERS ARE NOT SUITABLE
* Waterproof clothing (eg cagoul and overtrousers)
* Small rucksack
* Packed lunch plus drinks (extra drinks for very hot days)
* Light waterproof mat or stout carrier bag (to sit on)
* Small personal first-aid kit including crepe bandage
* Spare pullover, a hat, gloves
* Change of footwear (essential for return car journeys)

Lifts, if required, are organised at the car park, it is suggested a voluntary donation of £4.00 is made by each passenger to the driver.
Should anyone have to leave the walk, for whatever reason, the walk leader must be informed for safety reasons.
After returning to the cars, why not round off the day by enjoying a relaxing drink with everyone at a local pub or coffee shop?

Will members who wish to lead rambles please submit details with route descriptions, proposed starting points and distances as soon as possible.
Any ideas for rambles, or walking areas are also welcomed from anyone who does not wish to lead a ramble.
Rambles should be moderate or easy, but not strenuous.
We expect to finish walking by approximately 3:30 pm.

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