[Nottingham] [Walk] 21st Jan - Thor's Cave and Beeston Tor

Fay Knight fay_knight at zoho.com
Thu Jan 12 15:29:49 UTC 2017

Sounds amazing but I already have plans that day.  Will look forward to seeing photos.


On 12 January 2017 14:12:11 GMT+00:00, Jason Irwin via Nottingham <nottingham at mailman.lug.org.uk> wrote:
>No, not that Beeston.
> From Wetton (near Ashbourne), crossing a limestone plateau to Thor's 
>Cave and then a steep descent to an old railway track alongside the 
>River Manifold. Across some stepping stones near the dramatic face of 
>Beeston Tor and then climbing back to the plateau to provide some 
>pleasant views on the walk back to Wetton.
>A Neolithic skeleton, arrowheads etc have been found in Thor's cave and
>from the mouth the is a view north along the Manifold Valley.
>All in all, should be a jolly gambol.
>I've done my best to create a .gpx but some parts may not be 100% 
>accurate (we'll follow the book) and unfortunately I'm missing
>data (anyone able to point me in the direction of files for QMapShack, 
>or ones I can convert to VRT using gdalbuildvrt?).
>Guide does say "Considerable ascent involved", don't say I didn't warn
>For eats there's the (boot & dog friendly) Royal Oak in Wetton 
>Should be perfect for after the walk.
>Going to allow about 5 hours for the walk (the actual walk is a 3.5 
>hours) for stops, general faffing around and a couple of more hours for
>getting there/back. So a 0800 start from home, should see you back
>around 1500-1600.
>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: Thor's Cave and Beeston Tor
>Distance: 5.6km (3.5 miles)
>Ascent/Gradient: Steep ascent/descent
>Difficulty: Medium
>Time: 3.5 hours
>Deadtree: Jarrold "Jarrold Short Walks, the Peak District", walk 15 
>"Thor's Cave and Beeston Tor", page 48.
>ISBN: 978-0-7117-4994-8
>Overview and GPX: https://irrwitz.com/owncloud/s/WUJz0mJvjcLlS5k
>Suggested GNU/Linux application: QMapShack - 
>Suggested Android App: OSMAnd (from F-Droid or Google Play)
>When: January 21st 2017 starting walk @ 0930
>Meet-up #1: Our place in Beeston to leave @ 0800 (contact me off-list 
>for address etc)
>Meet-up #2: Wetton village car park 
>(http://osm.org/go/eu3KBmV5t?layers=H&m=&node=29346368) @ 0900
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