Start Time: 10:15
Start Point: Meet outside The Fountain Tea Rooms in Bonsall village
Grid Ref: Map OL 24 White Peak Grid ref 279 580
Nearest Postcode: DE4 2AA
Car Sharing: In front of Town Hall at 9:20
Distance: 7 miles
Difficulty: Leisurely - Moderate. Moist in parts
Contact: Dave via our FB group or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Route: Bonsall - Winster, Winster - Bonsall (Ha Ha Ha a la Tommy Cooper Ha Ha Ha)
Parking: Street parking in Bonsall.
Facilities: Toilets should be available at the start, unless they’re randomly closed.
Longer Description: Let's start at the Fountain and get the climb out of the village out of the way to the half appropriately name Upper Town. Then we're up on the high fields above Matlock with great views of Chatsworth, Riber Castle and more than likely Curbar Edge and Higger Tor at some point. As no walk in the Peak District is complete without at least some part of the Limestone Way we'll follow that to Winster. After a little climb we'll luncheon at Wyn's Tor. Then head off to towards Ible (Where the knights who say "Ible" come from). Through the lumpy Bonsall mines avoiding Slayley for lovely tea and cakes at the Fountain Tea Rooms.
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.