20180311PestilencePlod

Sunday 11th March

PESTILENCE PLOD

 

Start Time: 09:30

Start Point: Free car park off Hawkhill Road, Eyam

Grid Ref: SK 216 767

Nearest Postcode: S32 5QQ

 

Car Sharing: In front of Town Hall at 9:00

Distance: 13 miles

Difficulty: Strenuous

Contact: Simon on 07305 310960

(if you send a text please include your name)

Walk Description

 

Heading west out of Eyam, we cross the meadows to Foolow then north up and over Eyam Edge (looking out for gliders launching from the nearby airfield) before descending into Bretton Clough. Continuing through access land, our route weaves between conical mounds left as the result of landslips before heading up to the hamlet of Abney. Then down Abney Clough to Stoke Ford, east to Hazelford and then on to Leadmill to join the Derwent Valley Heritage Way. We follow the river south as far as Froggatt bridge before striking out west for Riley Graves and back to Eyam.

 

Please note the free car park is the one above and behind the council P&D car park that is opposite Eyam Museum.

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.