Walks are 5/8 miles and usually over easy to moderate terrain. In winter the areas explored are local but in summer they venture further afield in Derbyshire. Breaks for cream teas are compulsory and well earned!

  • Frequency & Time: 3rd Thursday (Th) in the month

  • Venue: Please check calendar for details

  • Contact: Liz Wilson or email Groups’ Coordinators

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Programme 2024


  • There will be a Ramble a month, on the 3rd Thursday. Though we tend to eat at the end, it is advisable to bring a drink and a snack for a break on the way around.
  • These are only provisional dates, and some dates and walks may have to be changes because of Coffee Mornings or Visits!
  • We meet in Morrison’s, Mansfield Woodhouse, Car Park at 10.00am, unless otherwise stated.  Then we can sort into cars and share travel expenses.
Thursday 18th January 2024

Chatsworth – 4 miles easy – Mulled wine and Mince pie walk – eat at the house.                Start – Garden centre car park (possibly £5 card only parking).

Thursday 15th February

Edwinstowe and Beyond (the long way round) – 6 miles easy – eat at craft centre.           Start – Edwinstowe Main Car Park NG21 9QB (£5).

Thursday 21st March

 Thoresby Borders – 61/2-7 miles easy – eat in Clumber Park.  Start – Hardwick Village Car Park. Take National Trust Card with you.

Thursday 18th April

 Longshaw and Padley Gorge – 5 miles moderate – eat at Grindleford Station and/or Longshaw Lodge.  Start – Longshaw Car Park S11 7TZ (Free to Nat Trust Cars).

Thursday 16th May

Froggatt Edge and Nether Padley – 6 miles difficult – picnic lunch – eat at Curbar Cafe.  Start – Hay Wood Car Park Off the A625.  Near the Grouse Inn S11 7TZ. 9.30am Start.

Thursday 20th June

Hartington – 5.5 miles – moderate – Park in Hartington Village or in main car park if no spaces available (pay & display), Postcode – SK17 0BE.  Toilets at the start – café at the end. Bring sandwiches & drink for lunch stop.  MEET 9.0am at MORRISONS CAR PARK for car share.  Colin, Anne Susan.

Thursday 18th July

 Ashford and Monsall Dale – 6 miles moderate – eat at Monsall Head Café and Café in Ashford.      Start – Ashford in the Water Car Park DE45 1QG.

Thursday 15th August

Dove Dale – 6 miles moderate – eat at Manifold Tea Room, Ilam.

Start – Dove Dale Car Park DE6 2AX. PLEASE NOTEStart from Morrisons at 9am!

Thursday 19th September

Keddleston Long Walk – 6 miles easy – eat at Keddleston Hall Café.  Start – Keddleston Hall Car Park DE22 5JH.

Thursday 17th October

Nine Ladies Stone Circle – 5 miles moderate – eat at Druid Inn.  Start – Beside the Druid Inn, Birchover DE4 2BL.

Thursday 21st November

Carl Wark and Higger Tor – 5 miles moderate – eat The Norfolk Arms, Ringinglow.  Start – Upper Burbage Bridge Car Park A625 S32 1BR.


Hartington 5.5 miles – moderate

Park in Hartington Village or in main car park if no spaces available (pay & display)

Postcode – SK17 0BE

Toilets at the start – café at the end. Bring sandwiches & drink for lunch stop.

MEET 9.0am at MORRISONS CAR PARK for car share.


The 2021 Christmas Ramble

The weather was damp and dismal! The fields which we should have crossed were ankle deep with mud! BUT it didn’t rain and we changed the route so that we only walked the same distance on country roads or pavements! 25 of us set off from the Plough car park, in Farnsfield, and merrily made our way to the Coffee Shop at Hexgreave.

After Mince pies, cakes of all sorts, coffee and tea (no mulled wine this year) we walked back to the Plough. There we were joined by 3 more who had been unable to walk for various reasons. Gladys had liaised with the pub landlord (!!!!) to pre order our meals and provide a lovely room all to ourselves. Perhaps as well for we were buzzing! The main meals were very good especially the salmon and the puddings were delicious.

Unfortunately, the second Christmas Ramble in Chatsworth grounds has had to be postponed until January! So, we will be doing Thoresby and Chatsworth to start the New Year in style!!!

Photos from our Rambles

View 2019 Ramble Photos
View 2020 Ramble Photos
View 2021 Christmas Ramble Photos
View 2022 Ramble Photos