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You can leave messages and comments about all things walking as well as any events or information. To find out more about registering for and using the blog see HELP - Using the Blog in the list on the right.

Please do not put walks information here instead of into the web walks system. The blog does not reach all walkers.

The Walk on Sunday 28th

Walks commentsPosted by Christine W Tue, January 30, 2018 11:55:34
Despite one walker being left behind at the start of the walk, another falling and breaking a bone, and one road death (poor badger), the survival rate for the walk was quite good. Below is the information I promised regarding the picturesque merits of Hope Cement Works.

Both Derby and Sheffield Art Galleries have works of art depicting the cement works. The one shown is in Derby Art Gallery and it's called "Industrial Landscape, Hope Valley, Derbyshire" by Harry Epworth Allen (1894-1958). Available to view at https:/

Jackie Takes Charge

GeneralPosted by Christine W Mon, December 04, 2017 17:40:38
Jackie Knight assisting the Ramblers Chief Exec, Vanessa, to cross Burbage Brook on the rope swing, when she visited the our area recently. To quote Vanessa "I spent a marvellous day ... the views were magnificent and the company equally so."

Map Reading

GeneralPosted by Christine W Wed, August 17, 2016 11:44:50
Members may be interested in the Ordnance Survey map reading booklet, which (I think) covers all the topics covered in our recent navigation course at Longshaw. It can be downloaded at:

Chris Whittaker

Sunday 20th December Walk Warning

Walks 2015Posted by Christine W Thu, December 17, 2015 23:04:34
The route for the coming Sunday's walk (20th) is very wet in places, and some spots are quite deep. Walkers will need to take care. Christine Whittaker

Sunday August 10th Walk Change

Walks 2014Posted by Christine W Thu, August 07, 2014 12:39:27

Hurricane Bertha apart – there are one or two changes to the Rivelin Ripple circular walk on Sunday 10th August.

Firstly, the tram journey to Malin Bridge is now replaced by the no 81 bus (Stannington) from Snig Hill at 10.00 am – the walk starts from Malin Bridge tram stop.

Secondly, the walk is not 10 miles – it is only 8/9 miles.

Please telephone if you have any questions.

Christine Whittaker