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New Years Day Friday 1 January 2016, 10.00am, Short Walk

Meet at West Hallam Village Hall – walk followed by soup and rolls at West Hallam Village Hall.


Monday 4 January, 10.30am. 7 miles

Foremark Reservoir & Calke Park. Meet at Ticknall Village Hall (SK353241, DE73 7JW)

Leader: Clive Davis


Sunday 10 January, 10.00am. 7 miles

Ednaston, Culland Hall, Pools Head. Parking at Brailsford Institute, Main road, Brailsford (SK256413, DE6 3DA).

Leader: Royce Drew.


Wednesday 13 January, 10.30am. Short walk.

Bramcote village. Bramcote Hills CP (SK500385).

Leader: Alan Brown.


Thursday 14 January, 10.30am. 5½ miles.

Bestwick Memorial Walk. Meet at West Park Leisure Centre, Long Eaton (SK378333, NG10 4AH).

Leader: Sara Ashmead


Area AGM & Walk Saturday 16 January, 10.00am. Short walk.

Darley Dale Methodist Church 2.00 pm.

Followed by Area AGM at 2.00pm at the Methodist Church. See your copy of the “Area News” for further details.


Monday 18 January, 10.30am. 6 miles.

Epperstone area. Meet in main street (SK652485, NG14 6AD).

Leader: Michael Throup


Social Wednesday 20 January, 7.30pm.

Illustrated talk on “Kedleston Hall” given by Geoff Belk. West Hallam Village Hall.


Sunday 24 January, 10.00am. 8½ miles.

Trowell, Cossall and Two Canals. Meet at Gallows Inn CP, Ilkeston (SK475403).

Leader: Robert Mee


Wednesday 27 January, 10.30am. Short walk.

Stanton Gate. On Road Parking (SK482382)

Leader: Joyce Mold


Thursday 28 January, 10.30am, 6 miles

Risley & Stanton-By-Dale. Meet at the Risley Park pub CP (SK458356, DE72 3SS)

Leader: Clive Davis


Monday 1 February, 10.30am. 7½ miles.

Shining Cliff Woods & Crich Stand. Meet at layby on Holy Lane Ambergate (SK346514,DE56 2 GX)

Leader: Barrie Revill.


Sunday 7 February, 10.00am. 7 miles.

Blackbrook & Farnah Green. Meet at Belper River Gardens (SK345483), P & D.

Leader: Marilyn Brown


Wednesday 10 February, 10.30am. 4 miles.

Trent Meadows. Meet at CP (SK503327)

Leader: Clive Davis


Thursday 11 February, 10.30am. 6 miles..

Newthorpe & Kimberley. Meet at Greasley Church layby (SK490472, NG16 2AB)

Leader: Alan Brown.


Monday 15 February, 10.30am. 7 miles.

Morley & Stanley Common. Meet at Stanley Village Hall. (SK420408).

Leader: Tony Beardsley


Social Wednesday 17 February, 7.30pm.

“Stanton Gone but not Forgotten”, by Steve Flinders. West Hallam Village Hall.


Sunday 21 February, 10am. 7½ miles.

Lumsdale & Cuckoostone. Meet at Eddlestow Lot (SK324632).

Leaders: Leo & Jenny Cortes.


Wednesday 24 February, 10.30am. Short walk.

Dale Abbey. Meet at Layby on Potato Pit Lane (SK444384)

Leader: Joyce Mold.


Thursday 25 February, 10.30am. 6 miles.

Hardwick Hall walk. Meet at roadside at Hardwick Inn (SK458633, S44 5QJ)

Leader: Alan Brown.


Monday 29 February, 10.30am. 7 miles

Lathkill Dale. Meet at Moor Lane CP, Youlgreave (SK194645, DE45 1LW).

Leader: Trevor Bamford.


Sunday 6 March, 10.00am. 8½ miles.

Elton Area. Meet at Elton Church (SK221609, DE4 2BY)

Leaders: Brian & Yvonne Ashby


Wednesday 9 March, 10.30am. Short walk.

Ticknall & Calke Abbey. Meet Ticknall Village Hall (SK352241)

Leader: Gordon Thompsell.


Thursday 10 March, 10.30am. 6 miles.

Moorgreen Reservoir and Woods. Meet at Beauvale Priory tea rooms (SK493489, NG16 2AA)

Leader: Alan Brown.


Monday 14 March, 10.30am. 7 miles.

Hartington. Meet at village centre (SK127604, SK17 0AH)

Leaders: Brian & Yvonne Ashby


Social Wednesday 16 March, 7.30pm.

“Policing in Nineteenth Century Derbyshire”, with Robert Mee. West Hallam Village Hall.


Sunday 20 March, 10am. 8 miles.

Wheatcroft, Brackenfield & Wessington. Meet at South Wingfield (SK376558).

Leader: Joyce Mold


Wednesday 23 March, 10.30am. Short walk

Strelley. On road parking outside Strelley Hall (SK506421)

Leader: Sandie Jones.


Thursday 24 March, 10.30am. 5½ miles.

Mugginton Area. Meet at the Cock Inn CP (SK287439, DE6 4PJ).

Leaders: Fay & John Blackburn


Monday 28 March, 10.30am. 7 miles

Over Haddon & Richlow Quarry. Meet at Moor Lane CP, Youlgreave (SK194645, DE45 1LW).

Leader: Barrie Revill.


Sunday 3 April, 10.30am (Note BST start time).

Kinoulton, Colston Bassett and Cropwell Bishop. Meet at Mackley’s Bridge CP, Swab’s Lane near Owthorpe (SK678324, NB12 3GB approx).

Leader: Michael Throup


Wednesday 6 April, 10.30am. Short walk.

Wollaton and University Parks. Meet at Wollaton Park lower CP (SK530398)

Leader: Alan Brown.


Thursday 7 April, 10.30am. 6 miles.

Coombs Dale. Meet at Calver Crossroads (SK238748).

Leaders: Linda Hunt & Dave Bird.


Group holiday. Sunday 10 to Friday 15 April.

Isle of Wight. Contact Margaret Chapman for possible vacancies.


Monday 11 April, 10.30am. 6½ miles
West Hallam. Meet at the Newdigate Inn (SK443421).

Leader Brian Marshall.


Wednesday 13 April, 10.30am. Short walk.

Elvaston Area. Meet at Harrington Arms Thulston (SK409319)

Leader: Ann Crean.


Sunday 17 April, 10.30am. 8 miles.

Danebridge & Lud’s Church. Meet at Gradbach Picnic site. (SJ998662).

Leader: Tony Beardsley


Wednesday 20 April, 10.30am. Short walk.

Breaston Area. Meet at Blind Lane Breaston (SK458335)

Leader: Brian Marshall.


Social Wednesday 20 April, 7.30pm.

“An Englishman’s first impressions of Burma”, by Dr Miles Ellis. West Hallam Village Hall.


Thursday 21 April, 10.30am. 5½ miles.

Pilsley Five Pits Trail. Meet at the trail car park (SK430624, S45 8BL)

Leader: Michael Throup


Monday 25 April, 10.30am. 7 miles.

Crich Stand & Cromford Canal. Meet at Canal-side CP, Whatstandwell (SK332543)

Leaders: Pauline Lawson & Stevie Watkin. 7 miles.


Wednesday 27 April, 10.30am. Short walk

Risley. Meet at Risley Park Inn. (SK458355)

Leader: Sandie Jones.


Sunday 1 May, 10.30am. 9 miles.   

Rowsley & Darley Dale. Meet at Rowsley Station CP (SK258658).

Leaders Linda Hunt & Dave Bird.


Wednesday 4 May, 10.30am. Short walk.

Denby Common. Meet at Bull’s Head, Denby. (SK409473).

Leaders: John & Fay Blackburn.


Thursday 5 May, 10.30am. 6 miles

Lambley Area. Meet at junction of Main Street & Mill Lane (SK629452).

Leader: Robert Mee


Monday 9 May, 10.30am. 6 miles.

Kilburn & Holbrook. Meet at Belper Market Place, Coppice CP (SK350474, DE56 1FZ).

Leader: Marilyn Brown. Distance 6 miles.


Wednesday 11 May, 10.30am. Short walk.

Breaston Area.  Meet Blind Lane Breaston (SK458335).


Sunday 15 May, 10.30am. 9 miles.

Meynall Langley & Kirk Langley. Meet at A52 lay-by, SE of Brailsford (SK267408, DE6 3AE approx.)

Leader: Brian Marshall.


Wednesday 18 May, 10.30am. Short walk.

Brinsley Headstocks. Meet at CP (SK465485)

Leaders: Barry & Margaret Chapman.


Evening Walk/Social Wednesday 18 May, 7.15pm.

Short Walk followed by Pie & Peas Supper. West Hallam Village Hall.


Brian Ainsworth Memorial Walk

Thursday 19 May, 10.30am. 6 miles.

Risley & Hopwell. Meet at Lanes Garden Centre, Risley Lane (SK459348, DE72 3TT).

Leader: Brian Marshall.


Monday 23 May,10.30am. 6½ miles.

Osmaston Area. Meet at Village Hall (SK200438, DE6 1LW)

Leader: Barry Wallace.


Wednesday 25 May, 10.30am. Short walk.

Shipley Park. Meet at Newdigate Arms, West Hallam (SK443421)

Leader: Sandie Jones.


Sunday 29 May, 10.30am. 8 miles.

Sherwood Forest. Meet at South Forest Leisure Centre, Edwinstowe (SK618632, NG21 9JF)

Leader: John Harrison.


Wednesday 1 June, 10.30am. Short walk.

Little Eaton. Meet at the village hall (SK361416)

Leader: Joyce Mold.


Thursday 2 June, 10.30am. 6 miles

Manifold Valley & Ecton Hill. Meet at Hulme End CP (P & D) (SK102593, SK17 0HF)

Leader: Dennis Salisbury.


Coach Trip. Saturday 4 June.

Annual Coach Trip. The Malverns.


Monday 6 June, 10.30am. 7 miles.

Monsall Dale, Millers Dale & Brushfield. Meet at White Lodge CP (P & D), (SK170706)

Leader: Tony Beardsley.


Wednesday 8 June, 10.30am. Short walk.

Breaston. Meet at Blind Lane Breaston (SK458335)

Leader: Brian Marshall.


Sunday 12 June, 10.30am. 9 miles.

William Clough, Kinder Downfall, Kinder Low. Meet at Bowden Bridge CP (P &D), (SK048869, SK22 2LH).

Leader: Barrie Revill.


Wednesday 15 June, 10.30am. Short walk.

Shardlow. Meet at Plank & Leggit pub Sawley.

Leader: Sandie Jones.


Thursday 16 June, 10.30am. 6 miles.

Bradley area. Meet at Osmaston Village Hall (SK200438, DE6 1LW)

Leader: Brian Marshall.


Monday 20 June, 10.30am. 7 miles.

Oakamoor. Meet at Oakamoor village CP (SK053446, ST10 3AG)

Leader: Barry Wallace


Wednesday 22 June, 10.30am. Short walk.

Trent Lock & Garden Visit. Meet at Trent Lock CP

NB. This walk may finish later than usual due to garden visit.


Evening walk Wednesday 22 June, 6.45pm. 3½ miles.

Dale Abbey. Meet at the Carpenter’s Arms (SK436389).

Leader: Joyce Mold.


Sunday 26 June, 10.30am. 7 mile linear walk.

Meet at Ecclesbourne railway station, Duffield (SK346434, DE56 4EQ). Walk to Idridgehay, with train back to Duffield.

Leader: Brian Marshall.


Wednesday 29 June, 10.30am. Short walk.

Awsworth. Meet at the Village Hall (SK483438)

Leaders Margaret and Barry Chapman.


Thursday 30 June, 10.30am. 7 miles.

Crich area. Meet at the Market Place (SK349542, DE4 5HZ).

Leaders: Daphne Eaton & Celia Bird.


Monday 4 July, 10.30am. 7 miles

Ashford in the Water. Meet at the Fennal St. CP (SK194698, DE45 1QF).

Leaders Daphne Eaton & Celia Bird


Wednesday 6 July, 10.30am. Short walk

Locko Park area. Meet at Bluebells  Ice Cream Parlour Brunswood Farm, Spondon Derby(DE21 7BU, SK406374).

Leader Brian Marshall.


Sunday 10 July, 10.00am for 10.15am train. 7½ miles.

Walk to Wirksworth Station from Idridgehay. Meet at Wirksworth Station CP (SK289541,DE4 4FB).

Leader Brain Marshall. 7.5 miles.


Wednesday 13 July, 10.30am. Short walk.

Sawley Marina. Meet at Trent Lock Car park (SK489312).

Leader Sandie Jones.


Thursday 14 July, 10.30am. 6½ miles.

Alton Area. Meet at Alton Village Hall CP (SK074421, ST10 4AP)

Led by Barry Wallace


Monday 18 July, 10.30am. 7 miles

Parwich & Alsop-en-le-Dale. Meet at Tissington Village CP P&D (SK175524)

Leaders Leo & Jenny Cortes.


Wednesday 20 July. 10.30am. Short walk.

Risley Area. Meet at Blind Lane Breaston  (SK461336)

Leader Brian Marshall.


Sunday 24 July, 10.30am, 9 miles.

Churnet Valley Walk. Meet at Froghall Wharf (SK028477).

Led by Robert Mee


Wednesday 27 July. 10.30am. Short walk.

Ilkeston area. Meet at Rupert Street Ilkeston (SK469422).

Leader Joyce Mold.


Thursday 29 July, 10.30am. 6½ miles.

Baslow & Birchen Edges. Meet opposite Robin Hood Pub, A619 (SK280721).

Leaders Linda Hunt & Dave Bird.


Monday 1 August, 10.30am. 7 miles.

Stoke Ford & Eyam Moor. Meet at Hawkhill Rd. CP, Eyam (SK216767).

Leaders Stevie Watkin & Pauline Lawson


Wednesday 3 August. 10.30am. Short walk (7 stiles).

Ockbrook.  Meet at the Ridings, Ockbrook (SK 425364).

Leader Sara Ashmead


Sunday 7 August, 10.30am. 8 miles.

Foolow & Cressbrook Dale. Meet at the free CP off Hawkhill Road, Eyam (SK216767)

Leaders Linda Hunt & Dave Bird.


Wednesday 10 August. 10.30am. Short walk.

Cossall Canal. Meet at Gallows recreation grounds car park.

Leader Sandie Jones.


Thursday 11 August, 10.30am. 6 miles.

Heights of Abraham & Bonsall. Meet at Cromford Meadows P&D (SK302572, DE4 3RQ).

Leaders Jacqui & Royce Drew


Monday 15 August, 10.30am. 7 miles.

High Peak Trail & Long Dale. Meet at Minninglow CP (SK195582).

Leader Alan Brown


Wednesday 17 August. 10.30am. Short walk.

Breaston area. Meet at Blind Lane, Breaston. (SK461336)

Leader Brian Marshall.


Sunday 21 August, 10.30am. 9 miles.

Coton-in-the-Elms, Cauldwell & Rosliston. Meet at Coton CP (SK245147, DE12 8EP).

Led by Michael Throup.


Wednesday 24 August. 10.30am. Short walk.

Straws Bridge area. Meet at Straws Bridge Car Park, West Hallam (SK453413).

Leader Joyce Mold.


Thursday 25 August, 10.30am. 6 miles.

Ilam & Dovedale. Meet at Ilam National Trust CP, P&D for non members. (SK131507, DE6 2AZ).

Leader Dennis Salisbury.


Monday 29 August, 10.30am. 7 miles.

Walk from Hazelwood. Meet at the Village Hall (SK327461), DE56 4AL.

Leaders: Joyce Mold and Tony Beardsley.


Wednesday 31 August, 10.30am. Short walk.

Tramway Trail. Meet at Toton Tram depot. (SK497358, NG9 7JJ).


Sunday 4 September, 10.30am. 9 miles.

Parsley Hay & Crowdecote. Meet at Parsley Hay P&D (SK148636, SK17 0DG).

Leader Marilyn Brown


Wednesday 7 September. 10.30am. Short walk.

Long Eaton area. Meet at West Park Leisure Centre Long Eaton (SK479332)

Leader Sandie Jones.


Thursday 8 September, 10.30am. 5½ miles.

Cranfleet & River Trent. Meet at Trent Lock CP (SK490313).

Leaders Fay & John Blackburn


Monday 12 September, 10.30am. 7 miles.

Locko Park & Dale Hills (Part of the “Autumn Footprints” walking festival). Meet at the Bluebell Ice Cream Parlour near Locko Park (SK406374, DE21 7BU).

Leader Brian Marshall.


Wednesday 14 September. 10.30am. Short walk.

Church Wilne and Shardlow area. Meet at Orchid Wood car park Sawley Road (SK455324)

Leader Fay and John Blackburn.


Sunday 18 September. 10.30am. 8½ miles.

Smalley & Morley (Part of the “Autumn Footprints” walking festival). Meet at Lay-By on A608 near Morley Hayes. (SK397423, DE7 6DG)

Leader Brian Marshall.


Wednesday 21 September. 10.30am. Short walk.

Macmillan Coffee Walk (Part of the “Autumn Footprints” walking festival) Meet at Blind Lane Breaston.

Leader Sue Bates (SK461336).


Social Wednesday 21 September. 7.30pm.

“There’s more to Walls” A presentation by Trevor Wragg about dry stone walls

West Hallam Village Hall.


Thursday 22 September. 10.30am. 6 miles.

Duffield Bank & Blue Mountains. (Part of the “Autumn Footprints” walking festival.) Meet at Little Eaton Village Hall (SK361416, DE21 5EA)

Leader Brian Marshall.


Monday 26 September. 10.30am. 7½ miles.

Ilam area walk. Meet at the Hall CP, P&D, National Trust members free. (SK131506, DE6 2AZ).

Leader Barry Wallace


Wednesday 28 September. 10.30am. Short walk.

Stanton Gate, On road parking (SK482382).

Leader Joyce Mold.


Area Get-together. Sunday 2 October. 10.00am.

Choice of walks: 5, 7, 9½ or 13 miles.

Meet at Calke Abbey CP (SK367228). Lunch at Ticknall Village Hall.

NB. Entry to Calke Park (National Trust) is £3.60 per person not per car for non members.


Wednesday 5 October. 10.30am. Short walk.

Trent Lock and Cranfleet Canal. Meet at Trent Lock Car Park (SK489312).

Leaders Fay and John Blackburn.


Thursday 6 October. 10.30am. 6½ miles.

Goyt Valley and Shining Tor. Meet at Errwood Hall CP (SK012747, SK16 6SX).

Leader Alan Green.


Monday 10 October. 10.30am. 7½ miles.

Shining Cliff Woods and Crich Stand. Meet at Holly Lane Lay-By (SK346514, DE56 2GX).

Leader: to be arranged


Wednesday 12 October. 10.30am. Short walk.

Draycott area. Meet at Car park behind Draycott Fish and Chip shop (SK442333)

Leader Brian Marshall.


Weekend away. 14 – 17 October.

Whitby. Contact Margaret Chapman for possible vacancies.


Wednesday 19 October. 10.30am. Short walk.

Sandiacre area. Meet at Library Car Park, Sandiacre (SK477367).

Leader Sandie Jones.


AGM Wednesday 19 October. 7.30pm.

West Hallam Village Hall - AGM followed by free buffet.


Thursday 20 October. 10.30am. 6½ miles.

Laxton, North Notts. Meet at Dovecote Inn/Visitors Centre top CP (SK722672).

Leader John Harrison.


Monday 24 October. 10.30am. 7 miles.

West Hallam & Stanley. Meet at Straw’s Bridge CP (SK453412).

Leader Robert Mee (07757 134353).


Wednesday 26 October. 10.30am. Short walk.

“A walk around Winston.” Meet at Bridge Inn, Cotmanhay (SK468439)

Leaders Margaret and Barry Chapman.


Sunday 30 October. 10.00am. 8½ miles.

Barlow & Millthorpe. Meet at Linacre Wood CP (SK337727) at 10.00 am.

Leader Joyce Mold.


Thursday 3 November. 10.30am. 6 miles.

Hucknall & Misk Hill. Meet at Greasley Church Lay-By (SK490472, NG16 2AB).

Led by Alan Brown.


Monday 7 November. 10.30am. 6½ miles.

Nutbrook Trail & Nottingham Canal. Meet at Pit Lane, Trowell (SK491391, NG9 3QH).

Leader Clive Davis


Wednesday 9 November. 10.30am. Short walk.

Cranfleet Canal. Meet at Trent Lock car park (SK489312).

Leader Clive Davis.


Sunday 13 November. 10.00am. 8 miles.

Chatsworth Walk. Meet at Bakewell, Station Rd/Coombs Rd P&D CP (SK220686, DE45 1BU).

Leaders Brian & Yvonne Ashby


Social Wednesday 16 November. 7.30pm.

“The Isle of Wight Coastal Path” Illustrated talk given by Andrew Firth.

West Hallam Village Hall.


Thursday 17 November. 10.30am. 5½ miles.

Staunton Harold & Calke. Meet at Ticknall Village Hall. (SK35324,DE73 7JW).

Leader Clive Davis


Monday 21 November. 10.30am. 6 miles.

Walk from Markeaton Park. Meet at the park CP, P&D (SK333379, DE22 3BG).

Leaders Brian & Yvonne Ashby.


Wednesday 23 November. 10.30am. Short walk.

Shipley Park. Meet at Straws Bridge car park (SK453413).

Leader Alan Brown.


Sunday 27 November. 10.00am. 9 miles.

Thorpe, Fenny Bentley & Mapleton. Meet at Narlows Lane CP (SK164505, DE6 2AT)

Leaders Jacqui & Royce Drew (07592 263284).


Thursday 1 December. 10.30am. 6 miles.

Nottingham University & Wollaton Parks. Meet at Wollaton lower CP, P&D (SK530398)

Leader Alan Brown.


Monday 5 December. 10.30am. 6½ miles.

Cropston Reservoir & Swithland. Meet at Swithland Wood South CP (SK537117,LE12 8TN).

Leader Steve Tunstall.


Sunday 11 December. 10.00am. 8 miles.

Lathkill Dale Walk. Meet at Moor Lane CP Youlgreave (SK194645, DE46 1LW)

Leaders: Linda Hunt and Dave Bird


Christmas Lunch. Thursday 15 December.

Erewash Golf Club. Lunch at 1.00pm - contact Silvia Reid (01332 675696).

Pre-lunch walk at 10.30am. (Changing facilities are available.)

Leader Brian Marshall.


Monday 19 December. 10.30am. 6½ miles (hilly & stiles).

Walk from Belper River Gardens, P&D (SK347483).

Leader Trevor Bamford.


Wednesday 21 December. 10.30am. Short walk.

Shipley Park. Meet at Visitor Centre Heanor Gate (SK431452)

Leader Alan Brown.


Christmas Social. Wednesday 21 December. 7.30pm.

West Hallam Village Hall.


Thursday 29 December. 10.30am.

Stanley & Morley Area. Meet at Stanley Village Hall (SK42408, DE7 6FE).

Leaders Jacqui & Royce Drew


Sunday 1 January 2017. 10.00am. Short walk.

Annual New Years Day walk. Meet at West Hallam Village Hall. Soup and rolls at the village hall after the walk (please book beforehand).


Monday 2 January. 10.30am. 6 miles (No stiles).

Newstead Walk. Meet at car park in Newstead (SK522530, NG15 0BT).

Leader: Margaret Orange.


Wednesday 4 January. 10.30am. 4 miles

Spondon Area. Meet at St.Hugh’s RC Church, Derby Road, Borrowash DE72 3HB.

Leader Ann Crean


Sunday 8 January. 10.00am. 8½ miles. 1300 feet ascent

Ashover. Meet at Village Hall (SK350632, S45 0BA).

Leader Robert Mee.


Thursday 12 January. 10.30am. 6½ miles

Branston Water Park. Monks & Moorings walk. (SK215204, DE14 3HD).

Leader Michael Throup


Saturday 14 January. 10.30am. 5½ miles.

Kimberley and Watnall. Meet at A610 underpass, Awsworth Lane, Awsworth (near Hog’s Head Hotel). (SK489447, NG16 2HU).

Leader Alan Brown.

Details of past walks (since the website was updated), are kept to help give inspiration to leaders planning future walks!

Past Walks - 2016

The previous year’s programme can be seen here.