Second Group: This will be led by Arlene and will follow shortly behind Steve's group but will keep a distance.
Walks and Rambles Update
You will no doubt have heard that we are now allowed to meet in groups of up to 6 unrelated people in outdoor situations. With this in mind, we are going to re-start our ramble and walks programme. This will mean that we can only have 5 on each walk (the 6th will be the walk leader) but it’s a start. If all goes well, we should be able to increase numbers when it is deemed safe to do so.
Is it safe? If we follow government guidelines by maintaining social distancing and keeping numbers within recommended limits the risks are low. We will carefully choose the walks in terms of routes and start locations. We want to avoid places which are already busy, such as country parks for obvious reasons. We will be discussing the ‘rules’ with each walk leader to make sure that they are our members are kept safe and avoid risks as much as possible.
Food: At present, we can’t go to the pub afterwards for a drink or lunch, so the plan will be to choose walks that lend themselves to picnics, either part way round the walk or at the end.
Important: As numbers are limited please let us know if you can no longer make the ramble as it would be a shame if we couldn’t offer to someone else.
The view from Monsal Head has to be one of the best in that part of the Peaks. We start by descending to the river Wye with pretty views of the river and grand views of Monsal Head Viaduct.
The walk then follows the Monsal Trail for a bit before following the river along Millers Dale and around the limestone cliffs at river level.
The return uses more of the Monsal Trail and you have a choice of the high lever path at the top of the valley with stunning views or you could go through the tunnels for a flatter return.
Back at the start we will have the chance to eat or have an ice cream
Distance: 7 miles
Leader: Steve Dell
Note: The slightly later start time of 11am for 11:15am start