20180722LongstoneEdge

Sunday 22nd July

LONGSTONE EDGE

 

Start Time: 10:20

Start Point: Meet up at the top of Butts Road opposite the Monsal Head Hotel.

Grid Ref: Map OL24 184 715

Nearest Postcode: DE45 1NL

 

Car Sharing: In front of Town Hall at 9:40

Distance: 6 miles (ish)

Difficulty: Moderate, Underfoot conditions are rated VD on the DUCk sliding scale.

Contact: Dave via our FB group or by emailing enquiries@chesterfieldyoungramblers.co.uk

 

Walk Description

 

Route: Monsal Head - Great Longstone - Longstone Edge - Longstone Moor - Monsal Head

 

Toilets available at the start. We'll saunter down into Little Longstone and across the fields to Great Longstone. From here heading up Hardrake Lane to Longstone Edge, admiring the views over Bakewell and Monsal Head at the summit. Taking lunch on the ridge before wandering over to Longstone Moor and then back to Little Longstone. Café stop available at Monsal Head, if anyone fancies it afterwards.

 

Meeting Arrangements: Meet at the Town Hall at 09:40 or at start point at 10:20. If anyone would like a lift please post on facebook or email Chesterfield Young Ramblers (enquiries@chesterfieldyoungramblers.co.uk). If meeting at the start point, rendez-vous at top of Butts Road opposite the Monsal Head Hotel. Free parking along Butts Road.

 

 

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.