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Walking

This is the web site of The Walking Club,
a Peterborough based hiking group.





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Walks 2018

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If you wish to take part in any of the listed walks then let Alan know by e–mail 48 hours before the walk so that we can arrange cars.

If subsequently you find that you cannot make it, please give us a ring or text and let us know. If this is on the morning of the walk then ring Alan’s mobile; telephone numbers are in the newsletter.

Our main meeting place in Peterborough is the car park opposite The Woodman pub which is on Thorpe Road just down from Thorpe Road Police Staion PE3 6SQ (latitude:longitude = N52°34’4.46”:W0°17’28.02”). For walks where we travel north up the A1, a second meeting place is at the Danish Invader Pub in Stamford PE9 2SX (latitude:longitude = N52°39’13.66”:W0°30’04.93”) as indicated in walk details below. For Lincolnshire walks we sometimes by arrangement have a meeting place in Market Deeping which is the public car park on Halfleet PE6 8DU (latitude:longitude = N52°40’56.26”:W0°19’30.87”). Click on the links for maps of the meeting points.

You should bring a packed lunch unless stated otherwise. Please bring a change of shoes so that you do not get mud over the cars.

We may split into groups on the day if there are sufficient numbers and suitable walk leaders. But one group will always do the advertised walk.

Routes can be obtained in advance from Paul or Alan.

On Walking Club weekends away, if there is a suitably experienced member of the Club who can not make the weekend but would like to lead an alternative local walk, then please contact Alan in advance and he will publicise it.

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Walk 1/2018
Monday 1st January
A Cheesy Walk
Some gentle walking close to home.

Depart:9:30am The Woodman
Start/Finish:Stilton High Street
Map:Explorer 227
Grid Reference:TL 162 893
Near to:Peterborough
Distance Away:8 miles
Walk length:10.5 miles
Publication:From Map
Walk Time:5 hours
Total Ascent:127m (416ft)
Terrain:Fieldside paths
Grading:walkStandard
Estimated Fuel Cost: £2.00

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Walk 2/2018
Sunday 14th January
Saddington
A walk around the Leicestershire countryside visiting several villages.

Depart:8:30am The Woodman
Start/Finish:Saddington
Map:Explorer 233
Grid Reference:SP 659 919
Near to:Market Harborough
Distance Away:41 miles
Walk length:11.4 miles
Publication:The Ramblers
Walk Time:5 hours 30 minutes
Total Ascent:152m (500ft)
Terrain:Fieldside paths
Grading: walkStandard
Estimated Fuel Cost: £5.50

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Walk 3/2018
Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th February
Bed and Breakfast Trip to West Yorkshire
Staying at Haworth Youth Hostel.

Depart:To suit individuals
Start/Finish:Haworth
Map:Explorer OL21
Grid Reference:SE 039 378
Near to:Keighley
Distance Away:136 miles
Walk length:8.6 to 10.2 miles
Publication:Stoodley Pike
Publication:Bronte Country
Publication:Hardcastle Crags
Walk Time:5 hours
Total Ascent:Varies
Terrain:Moorland paths. Risk of snow
Grading:walkwalkModerate
Estimated Fuel Cost:See Events

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Walk 4/2018
Sunday 18th February
Spilsby to East Keal
A 10 mile walk on the southern edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds with a number of small hills to climb giving good views over local landscape.

Depart:8:30am The Woodman; Market Deeping by arrangement
Start/Finish:Spilsby
Map:Explorer 273 / 274
Grid Reference:TF 404 660
Near to:Skegness
Distance Away:50 miles
Walk length:10 miles
Publication:The Ramblers
Walk Time:5 hours
Total Ascent:185m (606ft)
Terrain:Fieldside paths
Grading: walkStandard
Estimated Fuel Cost: £6.50

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Walk 5/2018
Sunday 4th March
Whirlowbrook
A splendid walk from the edge of Sheffield to the edge of the Peak National Park. Returning through ancient woodlands.

Depart:7:30am The Woodman
Start/Finish:Whirlowbrook Hall Car Park
Map:Explorer 278
Grid Reference:SK 308 828
Near to:Sheffield
Distance Away:98 miles
Walk length:10.4 miles
Publication:The Ramblers
Walk Time:5 hours
Total Ascent:431m (1414ft)
Terrain:Woodland and valley paths
Grading: walkStandard
Estimated Fuel Cost: £13.00

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Walk 6/2018
Sunday 18th March
Banbury
2 Long Distance paths combine to provide a walk through Oxfordshire.

Depart:8:00am The Woodman
Start/Finish:Middleton Cheney
Map:Explorer 206
Grid Reference:SP 498 419
Near to:Banbury
Distance Away:73 miles
Walk length:10.5 miles
Publication:OS Maps
Walk Time:5 hours 15 minutes
Total Ascent:198m (650ft)
Terrain:Fieldside paths
Grading: walkStandard
Estimated Fuel Cost: £9.50

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Walk 7/2018
Friday 30th March to Monday 2nd April
Easter in the Lakes
Staying at Wasdale Hall Youth Hostel

Depart:TBA
Start/Finish:Wasdale
Map:OL 4
Grid Reference:NY 145 045
Near to:Cockermouth
Distance Away:250 miles
Walk length:Approx 10 miles
Publication:From Map
Walk Time:6 hours
Total Ascent:Varies
Terrain:Lakeland footpaths and a climb or two, or three
Grading:walkwalkModerate
Estimated Fuel Cost:See Events

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Walk 8/2018
Sunday 15th April
Chesterfield Canal and Anston Brook
Walk along a canal, a golf course, and a brook

Depart:8:00am The Woodman; 8:20am Danish Invader
Start/Finish:Canal and River Trust car park
Map:Explorer 279
Grid Reference:SK 494 825
Near to:Rotherham
Distance Away:80 miles
Walk length:10.2 miles
Publication:Walking Britain
Walk Time:5 hours
Total Ascent:136m (450ft)
Terrain:Canal and woodland paths
Grading: walkStandard
Estimated Fuel Cost: £11.00

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Walk 9/2018
Sunday 29th April
Ringing Roger
This Peak District walk starts from Edale village and climbs onto Kinder Scout via Ringing Roger.

Depart:7:30am The Woodman
Start/Finish:Edale
Map:Explorer OL1
Grid Reference:SK 124 853
Near to:Sheffield
Distance Away:108 miles
Walk length:10 miles
Publication:Walking Britain
Walk Time:5 hours
Total Ascent:636m (2100ft)
Terrain:Moorland paths
Grading:walkwalkModerate
Estimated Fuel Cost: £14.00

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Walk 10/2018
Sunday 13th May
Sheringham Park
A steam train, woodland and coastal paths; climb the tower in Sheringham Park and hopefully see the Rhododendrons in bloom

Depart:8:15am The Woodman
Start/Finish:National Trust car park, Sheringham Hall Park.
Map:Explorer 251/252
Grid Reference:TG 138 410
Near to:Sheringham
Distance Away:74 miles
Walk length:9.75 miles
Publication:Country Walking July 2016
Walk Time:5 hours
Total Ascent:282m (925ft)
Terrain:Coastal path, woodland paths and bridleways.
Grading: walkStandard
Estimated Fuel Cost: £9.00

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Walk 11/2018
Sunday 27th May
Chiltern Hills
Waymarked trails on parts of the Ridgeway, the Icknield Way and the Aylesbury Ring form part of this circular walk that includes five hills

Depart:8:00am The Woodman
Start/Finish:Wendover
Map:Explorer 181
Grid Reference:SP 865 077
Near to:Wendover
Distance Away:75 miles
Walk length:12.8 miles
Publication:From Map
Walk Time:6 hours 15 minutes
Total Ascent:452m (1483ft)
Terrain:Fieldside and hilltop paths
Grading: walkStandard
Estimated Fuel Cost: £9.00

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Walk 12/2018
Sunday 10th June
Hognaston
Walk beside Carsington Water before exploring the Derbyshire Dales

Depart:8:00am The Woodman; 8:20am Danish Invader
Start/Finish:Millfields Car Park, Carsington Water
Map:Explorer OL24 / 259
Grid Reference:SK 247 499
Near to:Ashbourne
Distance Away:84 miles
Walk length:10 miles
Publication:From Map
Walk Time:5 hours
Total Ascent:402m (1318ft)
Terrain:Lakeside paths and hill tracks
Grading: walkStandard
Estimated Fuel Cost: £10.00

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Walk 13/2018
Sunday 24th June
Flats Where It's At
A combination of coast and ancient path, wildlife, seaside distractions and striped cliffs

Depart:7:30am The Woodman
Start/Finish:St Edmund's Point car park
Map:Explorer 250
Grid Reference:TF 676 420
Near to:Hunstanton
Distance Away:52 miles
Walk length:17.5 miles
Publication:Trail
Walk Time:8 hours 45 minutes
Total Ascent:257m (844ft)
Terrain:Coastal paths
Grading:walkwalkModerate
Estimated Fuel Cost: £7.00

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Walk 14/2018
Sunday 8th July
Monks Dale
Explore a lesser-known side valley in the Peak District.

Depart:7:15am The Woodman; 7:35am Danish Invader
Start/Finish:Tideswell Dale Car Park
Map:Explorer OL24
Grid Reference:SK 154 741
Near to:Buxton
Distance Away:107 miles
Walk length:10.6 miles
Publication:The AA
Walk Time:5 hours 15 minutes
Total Ascent:760m (2493ft)
Terrain:Field and valley paths
Grading:walkwalkModerate
Estimated Fuel Cost: £17.50

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Walk 15/2018
Sunday 22nd July
Walkern
This tranquil walk features meadows, superb country houses and three beautiful villages.

Depart:8:30am The Woodman
Start/Finish:Walkern
Map:Explorer 193
Grid Reference:TL 293 266
Near to:Letchworth
Distance Away:54 miles
Walk length:9.8 miles
Publication:The Ramblers
Walk Time:5 hours
Total Ascent:106m (348 ft)
Terrain:Woodland and meadow paths
Grading:walkStandard
Estimated Fuel Cost: £7.00

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Walk 16/2018
Sunday 5th August
Marsden and the Standedge Trail
A look at the industrial heritage following some of the original roads across the moors.

Depart:7:15am The Woodman; 7:35 Danish Invader
Start/Finish:Standedge Visitor Centre Car Park
Map:Explorer OL1
Grid Reference:SE 047 118
Near to:Huddersfield
Distance Away:120 miles
Walk length:11 miles
Publication:Walking Britain
Walk Time:5 hours 30 minutes
Total Ascent:545m (1800ft)
Terrain:Moorland paths
Grading:walkwalkModerate
Estimated Fuel Cost: £16.00

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Walk 17/2018
Saturday 18th August
Walk and a Meal

Depart:9:40am The Woodman
Start/Finish:Stocks Green, Elton
Map:Explorer 227
Grid Reference:TL 086 940
Near to:Oundle
Distance Away:7 miles
Walk length:8 miles
Publication:From map
Walk Time:4 hours
Total Ascent:70m (232ft)
Terrain:Farmland fields and tracks.
Grading: walkStandard
Estimated Fuel Cost: £2.50

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Walk 18/2018
Sunday 2nd September
Coombs Dale and Longstone Edge
This walk visits an industrial area that has been reclaimed by nature and concludes by going through part of the Chatsworth House Estate

Depart:7:30am The Woodman; 7:50 Danish Invader
Start/Finish:Calver
Map:OL24
Grid Reference:SK 239 748
Near to:Bakewell
Distance Away:97 miles
Walk length:10 miles
Publication:Walking Britain
Walk Time:5 hours
Total Ascent:545m (1800ft)
Terrain:Tracks and valley paths
Grading: walkStandard
Estimated Fuel Cost: £13.00

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Walk 19/2018
Thursday 13th to Sunday 16th September
Northern Ireland Trip

Depart:9:30am The Woodman
Start/Finish:
Map:
Grid Reference:
Near to:
Distance Away:
Walk length:
Publication:
Walk Time:
Total Ascent:
Terrain:
Grading: walkStandard
Estimated Fuel Cost: £3.00

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Walk 19a/2018
Sunday 16th September
Croxton Kerrial
An alternative for those not going to Ireland.

Depart:8:30am The Woodman; 8:50am Danish Invader
Start/Finish:Croxton Kerrial
Map:Explorer 247
Grid Reference:SK 835 294
Near to:Grantham
Distance Away:39 miles
Walk length:12.7 miles
Publication:From Map
Walk Time:6 hours
Total Ascent:326m (1069ft)
Terrain:Woodland and Fieldside paths
Grading: walkStandard
Estimated Fuel Cost: £5.50

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Walk 20/2018
Sunday 30th September
Newstead Abbey, Blidworth, and Fountain Dale
Woodland walking in the heart of Nottinghamshire.

Depart:8:00am The Woodman, 8:20am Danish Invader
Start/Finish:Thieves Wood Car Park off B6020
Map:Explorer 270
Grid Reference:SK 542 558
Near to:Mansfield
Distance Away:62 miles
Walk length:10.9 miles
Publication:OS Walks, Sherwood Forest
Walk Time:5 hours 30 minutes
Total Ascent:277m (910ft)
Terrain:Woodland tracks and field paths. Some mud.
Grading: walkStandard
Estimated Fuel Cost: £8.00

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Walk 21/2018
Sunday 14th October
West Stow and Icklingham
A walk exploring countryside of Breckland, a Roman town under the surface, mediaeval villages, and the first tank development area in First World War.

Depart:8:00am The Woodman
Start/Finish:Shelterhouse Corner
Map:Explorer 229
Grid Reference:TL 822 770
Near to:Thetford
Distance Away:71 miles
Walk length:10.75 miles
Publication:The Ramblers
Walk Time:5 hours 15 minutes
Total Ascent:86m (283ft)
Terrain:Easy woodland paths
Grading:walkStandard
Estimated Fuel Cost: £10.00

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Walk 22/2018
Sunday 28th October
Tugby
A meander through the Leicestershire countryside with a few climbs.

Depart:8:30am The Woodman
Start/Finish:Tugby
Map:Explorer 233
Grid Reference:SK 761 099
Near to:Uppingham
Distance Away:27 miles
Walk length:10 miles
Publication:From Map
Walk Time:5 hours
Total Ascent:235m (770ft)
Terrain:Field tracks and paths, mostly good.
Grading:walkStandard
Estimated Fuel Cost: £4.00

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Walk 23/2018
Sunday 11th November
A Look Over Lilley
Wander through Bedfordshire chalk hills scenery near to Luton.

Depart:8:00am The Woodman
Start/Finish:West St, Lilley
Map:Explorer 193
Grid Reference:TL 118 264
Near to:Luton
Distance Away:55 miles
Walk length:10.9 miles
Publication:WalkingWorld
Walk Time:5 hours 30 minutes
Total Ascent:160m (525ft)
Terrain:Field tracks and paths, mostly good.
Grading: walkStandard
Estimated Fuel Cost: £7.50

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Walk 24/2018
Sunday 25th November
Stoke Albany
An easy walk from Stoke Albany, Northamptonshire, using The Macmillan, Jurassic, and Midshires long distance paths.

Depart:8:30am The Woodman
Start/Finish:Ashley Road, Stoke Albany
Map:Explorer 223 / 224
Grid Reference:SP 807 878
Near to:Market Harborough
Distance Away:32 miles
Walk length:10.5 miles
Publication:The Ramblers
Walk Time:5 hours
Total Ascent:208m (682ft)
Terrain:Fieldside paths
Grading: walkStandard
Estimated Fuel Cost: £4.00

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Walk 25/2018
Sunday 9th December
Lode Mill and River Cam
Some of the lowest walking you'll do, down to below sea level, on the edge of the Fens, following different waterways, including the River Cam.

Depart:8:30am The Woodman
Start/Finish:Lode High Street
Map:Explorer 226
Grid Reference:TL 533 627
Near to:Cambridge
Distance Away:53 miles
Walk length:10.4 miles
Publication:Country Walking
Walk Time:5 hours
Total Ascent:46m (152ft)
Terrain:Riverside paths
Grading: walkStandard
Estimated Fuel Cost: £7.00

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