[Nottingham] [WALK] 4th March - Around Miller's Dale Attempt #2

John me at johnwhitehead.co.uk
Fri Feb 24 22:09:33 UTC 2017

I've been given the go ahead to join you. Is there any possibility of squeezing in a car with you lot as I don't fancy driving there by myself. An Iggie in the lap is acceptable, a Martin slightly less so. No problem if not though.


On 24 Feb 2017 15:50, at 15:50, Jason Irwin via Nottingham <nottingham at mailman.lug.org.uk> wrote:
>This first attempt at this got interesting. We happened across a recent
>crash, stopped to render assistance and then waited 2 hours for the
>emergency services to arrive. Not their fault, turned out the original
>directions were incorrect although by all accounts the operator was a
>bit clueless with zero local knowledge. Luckily no one was seriously
>hurt, just shaken. If you want to see the result of firing your nice,
>shiny 4x4 into a field; you can go here:
>After leaving the scene, we stopped in the Royal Oak for some hot
>drinks, and did a short walk along the Manifold Way in the snow. The
>were great, even reserving a table by the fire for us! Great food too.
>Next month we're going try this again an hopefully without the added
>excitement, no other details have changed.
>Starting off from just outside Tideswell  and heading down to the banks
>of the River Wye, haning a hard left at Cressbrook Mill up into the
>Tansley Dale and over towards Tideswell again. At that point we can
>either head back towards the cars or add in an extension (or something
>that approximates it) through Miller's Dale (an extra ~8km).
>I've not had a chance to check on food/drink yet, but we are passing
>through a few villages and there is bound to be some pub/cafe we can
>grab something it. Decide on the day!
>Going to allow about 5 hours for the main walk (the actual walk is a
>hours) for stops, general faffing around and a couple of more hours for
>getting there/back. So a 1000 start from home, should see you back
>around 1600-1700.
>Bring sturdy boots, decent socks, waterproofs, snacks etc. Bad weather
>will halt the walk, a wee bit of rain/wind won't.
>Please let me know if you'd like to join and if you're a driver or need
>What: Around Miller's Dale
>Distance: 11.3km (7 miles) possible extension
>Ascent/Gradient: Medium - 365m (1,200ft)
>Difficulty: Medium
>Time: 3.5 hours
>Deadtree: AA "50 Walks in the Peak District", walk 24 "Around Miller's
>Dale", page 87. ISBN: 978-0-7524-4639-4
>Overview and GPX: https://irrwitz.com/owncloud/s/JaPMtNoLf9IyHKE
>When: March 4th 2017 starting walk @ 1000
>Meet-up #1: Our place in Beeston to leave @ 0830 (contact me off-list
>for address etc)
>Meet-up #2: Car Park on B6049 (http://osm.org/go/eu3ao4K5?layers=H&m=)
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