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Sunday, 13th May 2018   PEAKY BLINDER    17 miles  7 hrs   Grade 3
Start Time: 10:00am    Grid Ref: SK202858. After descending Winnats Pass, the road meets the junction of the A6187 on the outskirts of Castleton. Continue through Castleton and Hope (approx. 10 mins), turning left at Sickleholme Service Station. Follow the main road through Bamford, along the A6013 passing the Ladybower Dam on the left-hand side. Heatherdene car park can be found a few hundred yards further on the right. Nearest postcode S33 0BY. Some free parking is also available alongside the reservoir.
A blinder of a walk in the Peak District. At 17 miles this is an ideal 'training walk' for those considering the longer challenges planned for later in the summer. Also for anyone who enjoys long walks, combined with a few hills and stunning views. For anyone looking for a shorter walk, we return to the cars after 8.5 miles, following the descent of Win Hill. Starting alongside the Ladybower reservoir, we will cross the dam and enjoy a steady couple of miles alongside the reservoir, before climbing up to the Roman Road. We'll then follow this on a long, gradual climb up to the summit of Win Hill. Descending to the outskirts of Bamford, there is the option of a stop for a pint, followed by another climb up to Bamford Edge. Heading towards Stanage Edge, we will then walk the full length of the ridge, before descending to end the walk in Hathersage, for a well-earned pint. We can then catch the train back to Bamford (4 minutes). It's only a short...ish walk back to the car from there! If anyone is tempted by a meal after the walk then the pub by the car park serves great food too. Lunch required.
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Points to Remember:
1. Please call the walk leader before the walk in case any details have changed.
2. Make sure that you are suitably dressed for the weather. Remember that some walks are on exposed high land and the weather can be cold and wet. Denim jeans are not suitable for high-level walks.
3. Dogs are welcome but only with the prior agreement of the walk leader
4. If the walk leader decides to shorten the walk then that decision is final and is not open to negotiation. The leader will only do this when there is a good reason for doing so.
5. Even if a walk does not state packed lunch, it is always advisable to bring something to eat and drink.
6. If transport is shared, please provide the driver with a share of the fuel costs.
7. Non RA members are welcome to join us for 3 walks before being asked to join the RA. There are no exceptions to this.
8. Regrettably, due to the nature of the Sunday programme, we are unable to accept children on our these walks.
9. Children are welcome on Family Friendly walks.
10. Web site address: www.staffs-walkers.org.uk
11. You are responsible for your own safety at all times.

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