20190421DroneValley

Sunday 21st April

DRONE VALLEY WAY

Start Time: 10:00

Start Point: Chesterfield Station, by the George Stephenson statue

Grid Ref: SK 388 714

Nearest Postcode: S41 7UB

 


Car Sharing: N/A

Distance: 7.5 miles

Difficulty: Moderate

Contact: Pete on 07837 824135

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

Walk Description


We will be doing a slightly shortened version of the Drone Valley Way walk, stating at Chesterfield Rail Station and finishing at Dronfield Rail Station. 

After following the Chesterfield Canal for a couple of miles we leave the tow path and head up towards the Revolution House in Old Whittington. From here we climb up to Grasscroft Wood where we will rest an while and enjoy the views back towards Chesterfield. Carrying on we pass close to the TV mast at Hundall before dropping down to Unstone. The remainder of the walk largely follows the river Drone, finally arriving in at the train station in Dronfield.

Please note that this is a linear walk, so you will need to find your own way back to Chesterfield. This will be no problem as there are hourly trains and buses. Sharing a taxi is also an option. 


Train Times

Dronfield     Chesterfield

13:16             13:21

14:16             14:21

15:16             15:21

16:16             16:21

Single ticket is £2:60



Bus Times

Dronfield          Chesterfield

(Fire Station)    (Elder Way)

13:00                  13:21

14:00                  14:21

15:00                  15:21

16:00                  16:21

Single ticket is £2:70




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.