20180121PadleyGorge

Sunday 21st January

PADLEY GORGE

 

Start Time: 10:30

Start Point: Surprise View car park

Grid Ref:

Nearest Postcode: S32 1DA

 

Car Sharing: In front of the Town Hall at 10:00

Distance: 4 miles

Difficulty: Leisurely - Moderate

Contact: Ed on 07929 975004

(If you send a text, please include your name)

Walk Description

We start off at the Surprise View car park and then head up through the woods to Mother Cap and Higger Tor. From there on we go up onto upper or lower Burbage and then head over to the springs near Fox House. We then cross over onto Padley Gorge and proceed to follow this down to where the bridge leads to the ice cream van. We can either then continue down onto Martyrs Chapel and then ad-lib back or simply walk back to the cars via a path right from the bridge.

There are 2 moderate climbs on the walk.

 

Please note, Surprise View is a card only, pay and display car park.

Walks Difficulty

Leisurely - walks for reasonably fit people with at least a little country walking experience. May include unsurfaced rural paths. Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are recommended.

Moderate - walks for people with country walking experience and a good level of fitness. May include some steep paths and open country. Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are essential.

Strenuous - walks for experienced country walkers with an above average fitness level. May include hills and rough country, and may be at a brisk pace. Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are essential. People in doubt about their fitness should contact the organiser or leader in advance.

Please note you should wear suitable footwear and clothing for the time of year. Take waterproofs, food and water and either additional clothing for winter walks / poor weather and sun cream and extra water for summer walks. The walk leader can refuse anyone who they do not feel is able or prepared for the walk.