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Walking

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





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Walks 2019

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March

April

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July

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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 1/2019
Tuesday 1st January
Abbots Ripton
A flat farmland walk between the Cambridgeshire villages of Abbots Ripton, Broughton and Kings Ripton.

Depart:9:30am The Woodman
Start/Finish:Abbots Ripton
Map:Explorer 225
Grid Reference:TL 231 780
Near to:Huntingdon
Distance Away:16 miles
Walk length:9.3 miles
Walk Time:4 hours 30 minutes
Total Ascent:76m (249ft)
Publication:From Map
Terrain:Fields roads; small length of minor road.
Grading: walkStandard
Estimated Fuel Cost: £2.00

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Walk 2/2019
Sunday 13th January
Belton, Osgathorpe, & Worthington from Diseworth
This Leicestershire walk visits a number of historic villages using paths, lanes and a section of old railway line.

Depart:8:30am The Woodman
Start/Finish:Diseworth
Map:Explorer 245
Grid Reference:SK 453 245
Near to:Loughborough
Distance Away:54 miles
Walk length:10.3 miles
Walk Time:5 hours
Total Ascent:197m (650ft)
Publication:Walking Britain
Terrain:Paths, lanes and a section of old railway line.
Grading: walkStandard
Estimated Fuel Cost: £7.50

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Walk 3/2019
Sunday 27th January
Off with his Head
The Trent Hills are a low escarpment east of the River Trent. This walk uses these hills to link three villages with different characteristics.

Depart:8:45am The Woodman, 9:05am Danish Invader
Start/Finish:Car park in East Bridgford
Map:Explorer 260
Grid Reference:SK 694 430
Near to:Bingham, Notts
Distance Away:52 miles
Walk length:8.5 miles
Walk Time:4.5 hours
Total Ascent:203m (666ft)
Publication:Walking Britain
Terrain:Field paths and bridle ways.
Grading: walkStandard
Estimated Fuel Cost: £7.50

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Walk 4/2019
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th February
Ironbridge Weekend
Staying at Ironbridge Youth Hostel

Depart:To suit individuals
Start/Finish:Ironbridge
Map:Explorer 260
Grid Reference:SK 694 430
Near to:Telford
Distance Away:115 miles
Walk length:varies
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Grading: walkStandard
Estimated Fuel Cost: £18.00

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Walk 5/2019
Sunday 24th February
Lee Valley
This is a riverside walk along the banks of the Lee Navigation on paths that are generally in good condition

Depart:8:30am Thw Woodman
Start/Finish:Ware
Map:Explorer 174
Grid Reference:TL 359 141
Near to:Ware
Distance Away:62 miles
Walk length:12.5 miles
Walk Time:6 hours
Total Ascent:45m (150 ft)
Publication:Walking Britain
Terrain:Riverside paths
Grading: walkwalkModerate
Estimated Fuel Cost: £8.00

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Walk 6/2019
Sunday 10th March
Lathkill Round
A beautiful spring white peak walk crosses limestone walled pasture before descending into the wooded Lathkill Dale and follows a stream until returning to Youlgreave.

Depart:7:45am The Woodman; 8:05am Danish Invader
Start/Finish:Car park near Youlgrave
Map:Explorer OL24
Grid Reference:SK 194 644
Near to:Matlock
Distance Away:96 miles
Walk length:11.1 miles
Walk Time:6 hours
Total Ascent:417m (1,368ft)
Publication:From Map
Terrain:Field and valley paths
Grading: walkwalkModerate
Estimated Fuel Cost: £13.00

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Walk 7/2019
Sunday 24th March
Banbury
2 Long Distance paths combine to provide a walk through Oxfordshire.

Depart:8:15am 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
Walk Time:5 hours
Total Ascent:198m (650ft)
Publication:OS Maps
Terrain:Fieldside paths
Grading: walkModerate
Estimated Fuel Cost: £10.00

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Walk 8/2019
Sunday 7th April
Black Ashop
On the edge of the Peak District, this gritstone route climbs up through farmland and descends down into wooded valleys before following the side of one of Sheffield’s many reservoirs.

Depart:7:45am The Woodman; 8:05 Danish Invader
Start/Finish:Wharncliffe Side
Map:Explorer OL2
Grid Reference:SK 296 943
Near to:Sheffield
Distance Away:100 miles
Walk length:10 miles
Walk Time:5.5 hours
Total Ascent:510m (1,610ft)
Publication:From map
Terrain:Field paths and bridleways. Some climbing.
Grading: walkwalkModerate
Estimated Fuel Cost: £13.00

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Walk 9/2019
Friday 19th to Monday 22nd April
Easter in the Lakes
Staying at Grasmere 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
Walk Time:6 hours
Total Ascent:Varies
Publication:From Map
Terrain:Lakeland footpaths and a climb or two, or three
Grading:walkwalkModerate
Estimated Fuel Cost:See Events

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Walk 10/2019
Sunday 5th May
Silkstone
This Barnsley walk starts in Silkstone and includes an old waggonway, the Cannon Hall country park and sections of the Barnsley Boundary Walk and the Penistone Boundary Walk.

Depart:7:45am The Woodman; 8:05 Danish Invader
Start/Finish:Silkstone
Map:Explorer OL1
Grid Reference:SE 290 059
Near to:Barnsley
Distance Away:107 miles
Walk length:10.4 miles
Walk Time:5.5 hours
Total Ascent:250m (858ft)
Publication:Walking Britain
Terrain:Field paths and bridleways. Some climbing.
Grading: walkStandard
Estimated Fuel Cost: £13.00

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Walk 11/2019
Sunday 19th May
Cley-next-the-sea
Sea marsh, wildlife reserves and the bracing North Sea the walk also crosses a mix of bridleways and footpaths in the North Norfolk countryside.

Depart:8:15am The Woodman
Start/Finish:Cley-next-the-sea
Map:Explorer 251
Grid Reference:TF 048 453
Near to:Sheringham
Distance Away:70 miles
Walk length:10 miles
Walk Time:5 hours
Total Ascent:143m (469ft)
Publication:From map
Terrain:Paths, bridleways and some back roads. Some mud..
Grading: walkStandard
Estimated Fuel Cost: £13.00

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Walk 12/2019
Sunday 2nd 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 13/2019
Sunday 16th June
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 (1,414ft)
Terrain:Woodland and valley paths
Grading: walkwalkModerate
Estimated Fuel Cost: £13.00

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Walk 14/2019
Sunday 30th June
High Level Dove Dale
This Peak District walk captures many of the highlights of southern Dovedale.

Depart:7:45am The Woodman; 8:05am Danish Invader
Start/Finish:Thorpe Cloud Car Park
Map:Explorer OL24
Grid Reference:SK 146 508
Near to:Ashbourne
Distance Away:92 miles
Walk length:9.5 miles
Publication:Walking Britain
Walk Time:5.5 hours
Total Ascent:505m (1,665ft)
Terrain:Moorland paths
Grading: walkwalkModerate
Estimated Fuel Cost: £12.00

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Walk 15/2019
Sunday 14th July
Fosdyke Wash
This walk offers great rewards including panoramic views, close-ups of boats heading to and from the marina at Fosdyke and an abundance of birds.

Depart:9:00am The Woodman
Start/Finish:The Horseshoe Car Park
Map:Explorer 249
Grid Reference:TF 343 335
Near to:Spalding
Distance Away:27 miles
Walk length:11.4 miles
Publication:From map
Walk Time:5.5 hours
Total Ascent:71 (234ft)
Terrain:Coastal paths
Grading: walkStandard
Estimated Fuel Cost: £4.00

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Walk 16/2019
Sunday 28th July
Axe Edge
Set in gritstone and upland farms this walk is a mixture of drystone-walled pasture, streams, cloughs and moorland.

Depart:7:30am The Woodman; 7:50am Danish Invader
Start/Finish:Layby on A53
Map:Explorer OL24
Grid Reference:SK 034 697
Near to:Buxton
Distance Away:112 miles
Walk length:10 miles
Publication:From map
Walk Time:6 hours
Total Ascent:585m (1,919ft)
Terrain:Some climbing & descents. Moorland, field and valley paths
Grading:walkwalkModerate
Estimated Fuel Cost: £14.00

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Walk 17/2019
Saturday 10th August
Walk and a Meal

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Estimated Fuel Cost: £.00

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Walk 18/2019
Sunday 25th August
Burnham Market
This route climbs gently onto a flinty ridge behind the coastline to offer great views out over Brancaster Bay and Scolt Head Island before returning along the Norfolk Coast Path.

Depart:8:30am The Woodman
Start/Finish:Burnham Market
Map:Explorer 250/251
Grid Reference:TF 835 422
Near to:Hunstanton
Distance Away:56 miles
Walk length:11 miles
Publication:Country Walking
Walk Time:5.5 hours
Total Ascent:145m (476ft)
Terrain:Farm tracks and coastal paths
Grading: walkStandard
Estimated Fuel Cost: £7.00

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Walk 19/2019
Sunday 8th September
Burrough Hill
Part of the Leicestershire Round including views from Burrough Hill Country Park.

Depart:8:30am The Woodman
Start/Finish:Car park at Burrough Hall
Map:Explorer 246
Grid Reference:SK 766 115
Near to:Melton Mowbray
Distance Away:32 miles
Walk length:9.9 miles
Publication:From map
Walk Time:5 hours
Total Ascent:338m (1,109ft)
Terrain:Fieldside paths. Mud
Grading: walkStandard
Estimated Fuel Cost: £4.50

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Walk 20/2019
Sunday 22nd September
Back Tor, Bradfield Moors and Reservoirs
This Peak District walk covers some of the moors from Ladybower to Bradfiel.

Depart:7:45am The Woodman; 8:05am Danish Invader
Start/Finish:Roadside parking
Map:Explorer OL24
Grid Reference:SK 246 945
Near to:Sheffield
Distance Away:110 miles
Walk length:11 miles
Publication:Walking Britain
Walk Time:6 hours
Total Ascent:470m (1,550ft)
Terrain:Moorland paths
Grading:walkwalkModerate
Estimated Fuel Cost: £15.00

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Walk 21/2019
Thursday 2nd to Sunday 6th October
Portugal

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Estimated Fuel Cost: £4.00

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Walk 22/2019
Sunday 20th October
The Roaches
A varied walk with the contrast of a grit stone hill and wooded valley paths.

Depart:7:45am The Woodman; 8:05am Danish Invader
Start/Finish:Roaches Car Park
Map:Explorer OL24
Grid Reference:SK 005 622
Near to:Leek
Distance Away:108 miles
Walk length:10.9 miles
Publication:From map
Walk Time:6 hours
Total Ascent:71 (234ft)
Terrain:Mixed ground of upland and valley terrain with a fair amount of climbing.
Grading:walkwalkModerate
Estimated Fuel Cost: £15.00

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Walk 23/2019
Sunday 3rd November
Oxford Canal
This walk explores a section of the meandering Oxford Canal as well as passing two deserted medieval villages and following the crest of a hillside

Depart:8:15am The Woodman
Start/Finish:Wormleighton
Map:Explorer 206
Grid Reference:SP 448 537
Near to:Daventry
Distance Away:68 miles
Walk length:9.5 miles
Publication:From map
Walk Time:5 hours
Total Ascent:165m (542ft)
Terrain:Paths, tracks, and canal towpath
Grading:walkStandard
Estimated Fuel Cost: £9.00

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Walk 24/2019
Sunday 17th November
Calke Abbey
Walk in the heart of the National Forest, through the grounds of Calke Abbey close to Staunton Harrold reservoir.

Depart:8:00am The Woodman; 9:05am Danish Invader
Start/Finish:Staunton Harrold Reservoir Visitor Centre Car Park
Map:Explorer 245
Grid Reference:SK 377 244
Near to:Ashby-de-la-Zouch
Distance Away:62 miles
Walk length:9.1 miles
Publication:From map
Walk Time:5 hours
Total Ascent:246m (806ft)
Terrain:Good paths throughout
Grading: walkStandard
Estimated Fuel Cost: £8.00

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Walk 25/2019
Sunday 1st December
Cuddington and the Winchendons
Walk along the rolling hills of Buckinghamshire.

Depart:8:00am The Woodman
Start/Finish: Crown Inn, Cuddington
Map:Explorer 181
Grid Reference:SP 738 111
Near to:Aylesbury
Distance Away:80 miles
Walk length:9 miles
Publication:Christopher Somerville
Walk Time:4.5 hours
Total Ascent:225m (739ft)
Terrain:Fieldside paths
Grading: walkStandard
Estimated Fuel Cost: £11.00

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Walk 26/2019
Sunday 15th December
Dunstable Downs
Enjoy the views over the Bedfordshire countryside.

Depart:8:30am The Woodman
Start/Finish:Robertson Corner Car Park
Map:Explorer 181
Grid Reference:TL 008 197
Near to:Dunstable
Distance Away:67 miles
Walk length:8.8 miles
Publication:Walking Britain
Walk Time:4.5 hours
Total Ascent:227m (750ft)
Terrain:Bridleways and paths
Grading: walkStandard
Estimated Fuel Cost: £9.00

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