TO WALK AND RATE CIRCULAR WALKS
Hello friends, I am looking for people who would be happy to walk with us a few circular walks and give us their feedback on level of difficulties / choice of landscape / interesting and stimulating conversational topics and so on. It will be important to keep on mind that the walks are designed for people with learning difficulties.
The feedbacks will be publicised on Rambling Salamander social media channels and, in fact, we would encourage people to document the walks , take as many pictures as they like, write and post the feedback themselves as it will be them who walked the walks. Some of the walks might be logged into the mountain-training logbook as QMD and will go towards our mountain-leader assessment.
For the travel arrangements, we can comfortably fit four people into the transporter and if there is a bigger party then four , we will look into car-share options amongst us
Want to volunteers with us ? All you would need to take with you is a practical & comfortable outdoor wear, a daypack with water & snacks and a few pennies towards fuel contribution and coffee/tea & cake break.
Have a look at the current list of walks below and please let us know which one you will be interested. There are more walks to be reviewed, local walks as well as walks in Peak District and Wales.
SUNDAY 3rd MARCH Walk #No 1 - Stowe Park, circular walk from Chackmore
Level : easy ( ? )
Length: 7 km / 4.5 miles
Time: 2hrs to 2.5hrs ( ? )
Path: Field paths, stretches of road, estate drivers, several stiles
Landscape: Greenery of farmlands and parklands, Historic Buildings
Parking: Free parking, on-street parking in Chackmore
It is a lovely, relaxing walk trough open farmlands and the most beautiful Landscape Gardens of the Stowe Park.
The path skirts the gardens, offering good views of some of its classical features including a few lakes. Triangular Gothic Temple can be seen from the walk as can Stowe Castle - a remarkable eye-catcher from 18th century.
!!! a possible filed-crossing with bulls or cows !!!
SUNDAY 17th MARCH Walk #No 2 - Stange Edge from Hathersage and back
Level : Moderate ( ? )
Length: 12 km / 7 miles
Time: 3-4hrs ( ? )
Path: Uneven Path through gritstone edges
Landscape: Beautiful Dark Peak Area, Countryside Views
Parking: on-street parking in Hathersage
Stanage Edge is one of the most popular outdoor locations in England. Many people flock here, most for the traditional rock climbing . This walk takes you from Hathersage on country tracks to Stanage Edge and then along the top, passing the climbers and then returning to Hathersage along countryside lanes. Some of the views during the walk are utterly beautiful especially on a clear day
Take with you a swimming costume as we are going to try the Hathersage open swimming pool :)
PS : We will be also checking out this interestingly looking cutlery museum / cafe, whether it is suitable for bringing a group there for a tea/coffee/cake break. They make table-reservations, which is very good help when walking with a group of people with learning difficulties.