Walks

Click the link below to download the 2017-18 Winter walks programme (as a printable pdf)

2017-18 Winter Walks Programme

For walks before 5th November 2017, please see the current summer walks programme here:

2017 Summer Walks Programme

Walk start points are given as six figure OS grid references (accurate to 100m).  Post codes are also included for SatNavs but please be aware these can cover large areas in rural regions, so are best used with caution.

A link to a map showing the start point each walk is provided in the pdf programme and in the list below.  Alternatively, you can copy the reference number (e.g SK233622) and paste in the box on www.streetmap.co.uk. A guide for converting the grid reference to the nearest postcode for use with a SatNav can be viewed here.

Please consider sharing lifts and use the Nottingham meet point where possible.

Click here for a printable version of the table below.

Date & TimeWalk Details and Start Point (with OS Grid Reference)Miles / GradeLeader
Sunday 19-Nov-17
10:00
Gunthorpe & River Trent
(Landranger 129, Nottm & Loughb'h)

Gunthorpe Car Park, SK687437 (NG14 7FB)
Gunthorpe village, Brackenhill, Mill Farm, Gonalston, Roman Remains, Halloughton, High Cross Farm, Bleasby (PH), back along River Trent
15 EBrendan Barnes
Sunday 19-Nov-17
10:00
Gunthorpe & River Trent
(Landranger 129, Nottm & Loughb'h)

Gunthorpe Car Park, SK687437 (NG14 7FB)
Along River Trent to Gibsmere, Hoveringham (PH), Mill Farm, Brackenhill, Mill Farm, Gunthorpe village
10 EAshley Wilkinson
Saturday 25-Nov-17
10:45
Cuckoo Way: Worksop to Retford - linear using train (Landranger 120)
Worksop Railway Station, SK586797 (S81 7AG)
Worksop Railway Station, Chesterfield Canal Cuckoo Way all the way to Retford (PH), Retford Railway Station (catch train back to Worksop). 09:26 train from Nottingham arrives at Worksop at 10:33 AM
9 EPawel Burzynski
Sunday 26-Nov-17
10:30
Tegg's Nose & Shutlingsloe
(OL24, The White Peak)

Trentabank Visitor Centre car park, SJ961711 (SK11 0NS)
CP, Higher Ridgegate, Langley, Tegg's Nose, Windyway House, Walker Barn, Lamaload Reservoir, Shining Tor, Cat & Fiddle (PH), Clough House, Shuttlingsloe, Nessit Hill, CP
13 DRachel Johnson
Wednesday 29-Nov-17
19:00
Winter Evening Walk: Darley Park
(Landranger 128, Derby & Burton)

Outside Derby Cathedral, SK352365 (DE1 3JA)
Cathedral, St Mary's Bridge, Chester Green, footpath along East bank of River Derwent, Toll Bridge, Darley Abbey (PH), Darley Park, Darley Lane, The Dolphin (PH), Cathedral. Winter evening walk - TORCHES ESSENTIAL
3 EChris Parkin
Saturday 02-Dec-17
10:30
Shugborough Park & Cannock Chase (Explorer 244, Cannock Chase)
Car Park off A513 opp Meadow Ln, SK005205 (ST18 0UE)
CP, Beggar's Hill, Devils Dumble, Oat Hill, Satnall Hills, Shugborough Hall, River Trent, Weetman's Bridge, CP
6 ERachael Drewery
Sunday 03-Dec-17
10:30
Castleton (OL1, The Dark Peak)
Castleton Visitors Centre CP, SK149830 (S33 8WN)
Castleton, Cave Dale, Oxlow House, Mam Tor, Loose Hill, Hope, Win Hill, Aston, Hope Station, Hope, Peakshole Water, Castleton (PH)
13 DChristel Woodford
Sunday 03-Dec-17
10:30
Castleton (OL1, The Dark Peak)
Castleton Visitors Centre CP, SK149830 (S33 8WN)
Castleton, Speedwell Cavern, Blue John, Hollins Cross, Loose Hill, Hope (PH), Peakshole Water, Castleton (PH)
8 DGavin Kerr
Saturday 09-Dec-17
10:30
Hartington
(OL24, The White Peak)

Outside Hartington Youth Hostel, SK132603 (SK17 0AT)
Hartington, Banktop Farm, Pilsbury, Crowdicote (PH), Longnor (PH), Brund, Sheen (PH), Hartington
9 DRachel Johnson
Sunday 10-Dec-17
10:30
Hartington
(OL24, The White Peak)

Outside Hartington Youth Hostel, SK132603 (SK17 0AT)
Hartington, Wolfscote Dale, Lode House, Tissington Trail to Biggin (PH), Newhaven (PH), Hartington
10 DPhil Bridden
Saturday 16-Dec-17
10:30
Matlock Bath & Bonsall
(OL24, The White Peak)

Matlock Bath Station, SK297584
(DE4 3NT)

Station, High Tor, cross A6 at SK297597, Masson Farm, Heights of Abraham, Ember Farm, Masson Hill, Bonsall (PH), Upperwood, minor road down to A6 at SK296584, Matlock Bath (chip shop), Station. Train from Derby arrives at 10:22 AM
5.5 DNicola Heaton
Sunday 17-Dec-17
10:00
Cromford & Crich
(OL24, The White Peak)

Cromford Wharf CP, SK301571
(DE4 5JY)

CP, Bilberry Knoll, Riber Castle, Wakebridge Monument, Crich (PH), Crich Carr, Whatstandwell, Longway Bank, High Peak Junction (Refreshments), CP
13 DFiona Halliday
Sunday 24-Dec-17
10:00
Christmas Eve Walk: Ticknall (Landranger 128, Derby & Burton)
Ticknall Village CP, SK353241
(DE73 7JX)

Ticknall, path via SK341252, Bendalls Farm, Foremark Reservoir, Carver's Rocks, The Buildings Farm, Smith's Gorse, path via SK356231, Calke Park & Abbey, White Leys, Ticknall (PH)
8.5 ELouise Godfrey
Tuesday 26-Dec-17
11:45
Boxing Day Walk: Kedleston Hall
(Landranger 128, Derby & Burton)

Woodlands Lane CP, Quorndon, SK341404 (DE22 2HD)
CP, footpath to bottom of Quarndon, Upper Vicarwood, Priestwood Farm, Kedleston Village, Kedleston Hall & Park, Boathouse Bridge, leave Kedleston Park at SK322412, Kedleston Country House Hotel (PH), Quorndon, CP
7 ELuke Bradley
Sunday 31-Dec-17
10:30
New Year's Eve Walk: Chatsworth Park (OL24, White Peak)
Calton Lees Car Park, SK259684 (DE4 2NX)
CP, Calton Lees Farm, Calton Houses, Edensor, Chatsworth Park, Baslow (PH), back South through Chatsworth Park & along river to CP
7 EFiona Woodward
Sunday 07-Jan-18
10:30
Dove Dale (OL24, The White Peak)
Dove Dale car park, SK146509
(DE6 2AY)

CP, Thorpe Cloud, Dovedale, Milldale, Alstonefield (PH), Dale Bottom, Stanshope, Castern Hall, Rushley Bridge, Ilam Park, Ilam (Tea Shop), Izaak Walton Hotel, CP
9.5 DNigel Sarsfield
Sunday 14-Jan-18
10:00
Nottingham Landmarks, Parks & Canals (Explorer 260, Nottingham)
Outside Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem pub, SK570395 (NG1 6AD)
Olde Trip, Green's Windmill & Science Centre, cross Trent, City Ground, cross Trent, Grove Farm, Attenborough Nature Reserve, Beeston (Victoria PH), Nottingham University, Wollaton Hall, Canal, Olde Trip (PH)
15 DClaire Brown
Sunday 14-Jan-18
10:00
Nottingham Landmarks, Parks & Canals (Explorer 260, Nottingham)
Outside Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem pub, SK570395 (NG1 6AD)
Olde Trip, Canal to Lenton, Wollaton Hall, Nott'm Univ, Beeston Canal, River Leen, along Trent, Meadows, Olde Trip (PH)
Get to explore a bit of your city on foot!
9 ESue Banks
Saturday 20-Jan-18
10:30
Bradbourne, near Ashbourne
(OL24, The White Peak)

Park on road in Bradbourne, meet by church, SK208527 (DE6 1PA)
Bradbourne, follow path between Horsley Farm & Wigber Low, Closes Farm, Kniveton (PH), Newhouse Farm, Banktop Farm, Bradbourne
4.5 DJon Burton
Sunday 21-Jan-18
10:30
Hathersage & Grindleford
(OL1, The Dark Peak)

Hathersage Post Office, SK231816 (S32 1AA)
PO, Toothill Farm, Stanage Edge, High Neb, Upper Reever Low, Horden Edge, Jarvis Clough, Bamford Edge, Bamford (PH), Hathersage PO
12 DChris Smalley
Sunday 28-Jan-18
10:30
Bretton (OL1, The Dark Peak)
Bretton, meet outside PH, SK201779 (S32 5QD)
Bretton, Cockey Farm, Abney, Abney Clough, Abney Moor, Bleak Knoll, Grindlow, Silly Dale, Foolow, Eyam, High Cliff, Shepards Flat Farm, Bretton (PH)
12 DRachel Johnson
Sunday 28-Jan-18
10:30
Bretton (OL1, The Dark Peak)
Bretton, meet outside PH, SK201779 (S32 5QD)
Bretton, Grange Farm, Abney Moor, Shatton Lane, Offerton House, Oaks Farm, Stoke Ford, Big Moor Plantation, Nether Bretton, Bretton (PH)
8 DRachael Drewery
Sunday 28-Jan-18
07:00
Challenge Walk: Wilmot Wander
(Landranger 128, Derby & Burton)

27th Derby Scout HQ, Meadow Lane, Derby, SK378362 (DE21 6PW)
This Long Distance Walkers Association challenge walk/run may interest NDWG members. The route is a circle surrounding Derby comprising hills, fields, parkland & canal towpaths. The ?10 entry fee includes drinks on route & hot food at finish.
Route: HQ, Locko Park, Stanley, Morley, Little Eaton, Duffield, Quarndon, Radbourne, Mickleover Hotel, Findern, Stenson Bubble (PH), Swarkestone, Pride Park, HQ. Advance entry required, for info contact leader or see www.ldwa.org.uk
32 D
(614 m ascent)
Luke Bradley
Wednesday 31-Jan-18
19:00
Winter Evening Walk: Beeston Canal & Univ. Park (Landranger 129)
Beeston Station, SK534362
(NG9 1JU)

Station, Meadow Rd, Beeston Canal, Dunkirk, Univ Arts Centre, University Park, leave park at A6464/B6464 roundabout, Queens Rd, Beacon Rd, streets parallel to railway back to station (Victoria PH afterwards) - TORCHES ESSENTIAL
5.5 EJo McCormack
Saturday 03-Feb-18
10:30
Coton in the Elms
(Landranger 128, Derby & Burton)

Car park 1km South East of Rosliston, SK251161 (DE12 8HZ)
CP, Blakenhall Farm, past Calver Croft Farm, Visitors Centre, Rosliston, footpath via SK240162, Coton in the Elms (PH), Botany Bay, CP
5 ENigel Sarsfield
Sunday 04-Feb-18
10:30
Ladybower Reservoir
(OL1, The Dark Peak)

Fairholmes CP (or park for free on road), SK173893 (S33 0AQ)
CP, Derwent, Whinstone Lee Tor, Dovestone Tor, Back Tor, Cartledge Bents, Howden Dean, Abbey Tip Plantation, Hancock Wood, CP
12 DGavin Read
Sunday 11-Feb-18
10:30
Clumber Park (Landranger 120, Mansfield & Worksop)
Forestry Commission CP on B6034 Ollerton Rd, SK613716 (NG22 9FG)
CP, Hazel Gap, Norton, Tile Kiln Wood, Holbeck, Cresswell Crags (caf?), past Welbeck Abbey, South Lodge, Robin Hood Way, Truman's Lodge, Clumber Park Visitors Centre (Tea Shop), Clumber Bridge, South Lodge, CP
15.5 EChristel Woodford
Sunday 11-Feb-18
10:30
Clumber Park (Landranger 120, Mansfield & Worksop)
Forestry Commission CP on B6034 Ollerton Rd, SK613716 (NG22 9FG)
CP, Charcoal Plantn, South Lodge, Clumber Park Hotel, Hardwick Village, along Clumber Lake to Clumber Park Visitors Centre (Tea Shop), Clumber Bridge, Carburton, Hazel Gap, CP
9.5 EAshley Wilkinson
Saturday 17-Feb-18
10:30
Tatenhill
(Landranger 128, Derby & Burton)

Park on Tatenhill Lane, meet outside Bridge Inn, SK217213 (DE14 3EZ)
Bridge Inn, south west along canal to lock, footpath via SK209209, Hall, Dunstall, Sprinks Barn Farm, Highlands Park, Tatenhill Common, Tatenhill (PH), Battlestead Hill, Bridge Inn (PH)
6 EHelen Jenkins
Sunday 18-Feb-18
10:30
Chatsworth (OL24, The White Peak)
Calton Lees Car Park, SK259684 (DE4 2NX)
CP, Beeley Lodge, uphill on tracks (general direction NW to NNW) to reach edge above The Grotto, Hunting Tower, Dobb Edge, Park Side, Chatsworth, Edensor, Calton Houses, Bouns Corner, Rowsley, FP past shopping centre, Beeley (PH), CP
11 DJemima Olivia
Sunday 25-Feb-18
10:30
Cutthroat Bridge (OL1, The Dark Peak)
Cutthroat Bridge Layby, SK216874 (S33 0AX)
CP, Derwent Moor, Derwent Edge, Foulstone Rd, Strines (PH), Brogging, Sugworth Hall, Stanage Edge, High Neb, Jarvis Clough, CP
12.5 DJames Cholerton
Sunday 25-Feb-18
10:30
Cutthroat Bridge (OL1, The Dark Peak)
Cutthroat Bridge Layby, SK216874 (S33 0AX)
CP, Hordon Edge, Moscar Moor, Path Below Stanage, Long Causeway, High Neb, Moscar Cross, Moscar House, CP
7.5 DEuan Walters
Saturday 03-Mar-18
11:00
Matlock - Pub / Chip Shop Walk
(OL24, The White Peak)

Meet outside Matlock bus/rail station nr Sainsbury's, SK297602 (DE4 3NA)
Station, Lumsdale, Tansley Knoll, Tansley (PH), Riber Castle, Starkholmes (PH), Matlock Bath (chips!!), Station
7 DRachel Partington
Sunday 04-Mar-18
10:30
Monsal Head
(OL24, The White Peak)

Monsal Head Car Park, SK185715 (DE45 1NL)
CP, Monsal Trail through tunnels, Litton Mill, Ravenstor YHA, Tideswell Dale, Tideswell (PH), Church Lane, Litton, Tansley Dale, Cressbrook Dale, Upperdale Farm, Monsal Head (PH), CP
9 DKathleen Webb
Sunday 11-Mar-18
10:30
Sileby & River Soar, Leicestershire
(Landranger 129, Nott'm & Loughb'h)

Sileby, free CP off Kings St., behind Tesco's, SK602152 (LE12 7UW)
Sileby, North along River Soar, Mountsorrel, past disused quarry, Swithland Reservoir, Swithland, Swithland Wood, Old John Tower, downhill to SK539103 (Tea Shop), Thurcaston (edge of), Rothley, Cossington (PH), Cossington Meadows, Sileby
15.5 ERob Brighton
Sunday 11-Mar-18
10:30
Sileby & River Soar, Leicestershire
(Landranger 129, Nott'm & Loughb'h)

Sileby, free CP off Kings St., behind Tesco's, SK602152 (LE12 7UW)
Sileby, South along River Soar via Cossington Old Mill, Wanlip, Watermead Country Park, North along Grand Union Canal, Marshdale Farm, Cossington (PH), Cossington Meadows Nature Reserve, Sileby
8.5 ENicola Heaton
Saturday 17-Mar-18
10:30
Idridgehay
(Landranger 119, Buxton & Matlock)

Rood Lane, Idridgehay, SK289488 (DE56 2SG)
Idridgehay, Windley Lane, Ireton Wood, Lumber Lane Farm, Biggin Mill, Bullhill, Hob Lane, Jebbs Lane, Idridgehay (Tiger PH in Turnditch afterwards)
6 EAndrew Cowell
Sunday 18-Mar-18
10:30
Stanage Edge
(OL1, The Dark Peak)

Hook's Car CP, SK245829
(S32 1BR)

CP, Redmires Reservoirs, Rivelin Dams (PH), Ughill, Moscar, Stanage Edge, CP
15 DRob Brighton
Sunday 18-Mar-18
10:30
Stanage Edge
(OL1, The Dark Peak)

Hook's Car CP, SK245829
(S32 1BR)

CP, High Neb, Crows Chin Rocks, Moscar Moor, Upper Hurst Farm, Green's House, CP
8 DLisa Whitton
Saturday 24-Mar-18
08:00
Charity Challenge Walk: Charnwood Marathon
(Landranger 129, Nott'm & Loughb'h)

Rawlins Academy, Loughborough Rd, Quorn, SK560167 (LE12 8DZ)
This annual walk/run is a hilly & muddy 27 miles through the Charnwood Forest. The ?12 entry fee includes cakes & drinks on route, hot food at finish & certificate for all finishers, proceeds to Leicester Children's Home, Salvation Army & other charities supported by Rotary. Advance entry required, for info contact leader or see http://www.freewebs.com/charnwoodmarathon
26 C
(987 m ascent)
Luke Bradley
Sunday 25-Mar-18
10:30
Bradfield area
(OL1, The Dark Peak)

Low Bradfield, car park near playing fields, SK262920 (S6 6LA)
Low Bradfield, Smallfield, Hobson Moss, Back Tor, Strines (PH), Dale Dike reservoir, Low Bradfield
12 DSue Davey
Friday 30-Mar-18
10:30
Easter Friday Walk: Mount St Bernard Abbey (Landranger 129)
Abbot's Oak, meet on pavement near junction, SK464144 (LE67 4AF)
Abbot's Oak, Bardon Hill, footpath via SK472138, Oaks in Charnwood, Blackbrook Reservoir, Mount St Bernard Abbey, Warren Hills, Abbot's Oak (PH)
7.5 ELuke Bradley
Sunday 01-Apr-18
10:30
Easter Sunday: Lathkill Dale & Youlgreave, (OL24, The White Peak)
CP approx 1 mile west of Youlgreave, SK194645 (DE45 1LU)
CP, Calling Low, Lathkill Dale (down), Over Haddon (PH), Conksbury Bridge, Youlgreave (PH), River Bradford, Middleton, CP
9 ENick Shearstone
Wednesday 18-Apr-18
19:00
Evening Walk: High Tor & Heights of Abraham (OL24, The White Peak)
Matlock Bath Station, SK297584
(DE4 3NT)

Station, High Tor, cross A6 at SK297597, Masson Farm, Heights of Abraham, Upperwood, Matlock Bath (PH), Station
Short but has two very steep ascents & descents
3 DLuke Bradley
Sunday 08-Apr-18
10:30
West White Peak
(OL24, The White Peak)

Trentabank Visitor Centre car park, SJ961711 (SK11 0NS)
VC, Shutlingsloe, Cumberland Cottage, Three Shire Heads, Gradbach, Luds Church, Danebridge (PH), Hawkslee, Wincle Minn, Croker Hill, Lowerhouse, VC
16.5 CPhil Storer
Sunday 08-Apr-18
10:30
West White Peak
(OL24, The White Peak)

Trentabank Visitor Centre car park, SJ961711 (SK11 0NS)
VC, Lowerhouse, Croker Hill, Wincle Minn to SJ 9395 6585, Bennetshill, cross A54 (Wildboar PH), Hammerton Knowl Farm, Wildboarclough, Shutlingsloe, VC
11.5 DRachael Drewery
Saturday 14-Apr-18
10:30
Belper & The Chevin
(Landranger 119, Buxton & Matlock)

The Coppice CP, Market Place, off A609 Belper, SK351474 (DE56 1GD)
Belper Bridge, Along Derwent to Milford, Along Chevin to Farnah Green, Shottlegate Farm (pub stop), Blackbrook, Mount Pleasant, then back to Belper
8.5 DSheena Linehan
Sunday 15-Apr-18
10:00
National Forest
(Explorer 245, National Forest)

Moira Furnace Car Park, SK312153 (DE12 6AL)
CP, follow Ivanhoe Way through Moira & Ashby to Heathend (optional extension to Staunton Harold Hall teashop & back to Heathend - adds 1 mile each way), South Wood, Pisternhill Farm, Smisby (PH), Blackfordby, Maybury Wood, CP
12 ERob Brighton
Wednesday 18-Apr-18
19:00
Evening Walk: Swithland Wood (Landranger 129, Nott'm & Loughb'h)
Outside Griffin Inn, Swithland, SK552130 (LE12 8TJ)
Swithland, Cropston Leys, Cropston Reservoir, Bradgate Park (Northern edge), Swithland Wood, Swithland (PH)
4.5 ENigel Sarsfield
Sunday 22-Apr-18
10:30
Barber Booth (OL1, The Dark Peak)
Car Park just outside Barber Booth, SK108847 (S33 7ZL)
CP, Chapel Gate, Brown Knoll, Mt Famine, Oaken Clough, Edale Head, Grindsbrook Clough, Edale (PH), Upper Booth (via PW), CP
14 DKen & Jacqui Checkley
Sunday 22-Apr-18
10:30
Barber Booth (OL1, The Dark Peak)
Car Park just outside Barber Booth, SK108847 (S33 7ZL)
CP, Upper Booth, Jacobs Ladder, Edale Head, Grindsbrook Clough, Edale (PH), Upper Booth (via PW), CP
8 DSam Mellor
Saturday 28-Apr-18
10:30
Birmingham City Walk
(see Birmingham A to Z map)

Meet outside Birmingham Moor St Railway Station, SP074868 (B4 7UL)
Walk follows canals out to Spaghetti Junction before returning to Birmingham's vibrant centre for a swift pint.
Moor St is 5 mins walk from B'ham New Street. Alternatively park at Solihull Station (?2) and get train to Moor St (15-20 mins)
8 ECharlotte Woodsend
Sunday 29-Apr-18
10:30
Roaches
(OL24, The White Peak)

Tittesworth Water CP, SJ994602 (ST13 8SW)
CP, Meerbrook, Greenlane, Buxton Brow, Clough Head, East to SJ995644, Danebridge (PH), Dane Valley Way, Green Stitch, Sniddle Head, Roaches, Hen Cloud, CP
14.5 DPhil Bridden
Sunday 29-Apr-18
10:30
Roaches
(OL24, The White Peak)

Tittesworth Water CP, SJ994602 (ST13 8SW)
CP, Hen Cloud, Roach End, Danebridge (PH), Gun, North Hillswood, Meerbrook (PH), CP
8.5 EGreg & Lisa Whitton
Wednesday 02-May-18
19:00
Evening Walk: Breedon on the Hill (Landranger 128, Derby & Burton)
Breedon on the Hill, meet near village green, SK404229 (DE73 8AS)
Breedon, Church on top of hill, Golf Course, SK392251, Melbourne (PH), SK390327, Golf Course, Breedon on the Hill
4.5 EAshley Wilkinson
Sunday 06-May-18
10:30
May Day Sunday Walk: Baslow (OL24, The White Peak)
Car park next to Robin Hood pub, SK280721 (DE45 1PU)
CP, Raddowhole Plantation, Baslow, Bubnell, Calver (PH), New Bridge, Derwent Farm, Horse Hay Coppice, Hay Wood, Grouse Inn (PH), Hurkling Stone, White Edge, Swine Sty, Nelson's Monument, Robin Hood (PH), CP
12.5 DFiona Halliday
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Both the Christmas party and New Year holiday to Llangollen are now open for bookings. Please email to book your place.

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