Start Time: 10:15
Start Point: George Hotel, Youlgreave
Grid Ref: SK212 643
Car Sharing: 9:45 in front of town hall
Distance: 5 miles
Contact: Paul on 07809 618398
(If you send a text, please include your name)
Route: Alport Dale, Lathkill Dale and a long descent into Youlgreave.
Meet Town Hall 9:45 and head to start point for 10:15 which is the road next to the George or that comes out opposite the Church.
We leave the George behind and head past the Water tank and down to the valley. There we head right to follow Alport Dale to join up with Lathkill dale. We walk up the Dale to the Over Haddon road and turn left to ascend to the farm and the fields which we cross til we get to the Quiet road which descends to Youlgrave. There should be some good views across to Stanton in the Peak and the surrounding countryside.
It's a short one cos the sun is due to set about 3:50. It might be a bit muddy heading up Lathkill till we get to the bridge and the ponds.
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.