Our first walk of Autumn started at the lovely Derbyshire village of Hathersage, in the shadow of The Dambusters. Doncaster Outsiders left the village, braving the pouring rain. Just occasionally the sun came out and then so too did the cameras.
Group A climbed up to Stannage Edge, which is the longest and most impressive of all millstone grit edge with a length of 6km and a height of 400-450m. It was a perfect stop for their first break. They dropped down to Grouse Butts then back up to Bamford Edge for their second break.
Meanwhile Group B took a different route. Having put on and taken off waterproofs, they reached the Ladybower Inn, just as the heavens opened once again. Confusion reigned supreme as they continued past the tearooms. Leader Ash narrowly averted mutiny. Walking on through the rain they came to Cutthroat Bridge. Onwards and upwards they went negotiating swollen streams to Bamford Edge, with grand views over Ladybower Reservoir.
What a fantastic view!
Ln the distance we could see Win Hill, Lose Hill and Mam Tor with its chiselled eastern face. From Bamford Edge both groups descended to Bamford and a welcome pint at The Anglers.
The afternoon walk took us alongside the River Derwent to the dam of the Ladybower Reservoir. The previous downpours meant that we saw the dramatic whirlpool effect of the Plughole overflows. We finished tired but happy at Heatherdene. Thank you to our leaders Carol and Ash for leading us on this fantastic walk. Photos were kindly shared by Jacqui, Begona, Carol and Viv. On November 3rd. the club are off to Stocksbridge. Contact
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