Future Walks

 Our next walk is at Hayfield on August 18th 2019 

Please note from Hayfield we will be taking a reverse route home.

The village is in the valley of the River Sett between the towns of Glossop, New Mills and Chapel-en-le-Frith. Anecdotally it is often described as being “at the foot of Kinder Scout”. However, the village centre itself is not within the national park. The entire area is within the more loosely defined geographical area referred to as the Peak District.

The village is split into roughly two halves, intersected by the A624 relief road (locally referred to as the bypass although it goes through, rather than round, the village). One half contains the traditional village centre, including several shops, businesses, and St. Matthew’s Parish Church, while the other half contains mostly dwellings along with a handful of businesses, the bus station and St. John’s Methodist Church. The relief road was built to ease heavy traffic that once travelled through the narrow main streets of the village.

Northeast of the village lies Kinder Reservoir, within a short distance of the Kinder plateau. This controls the flow of the River Kinder, thereby avoiding the risk of flooding that had previously been a serious problem within Hayfield village, and which necessitated raising the height of the main street.

Hayfield became a mill village from the 17th century onwards and is famous as the birth place and childhood home of Arthur Lowe (Captain Mainwaring in Classic ‘Dad’s Army’) whose home is marked by a blue plaque;

 

Walk information –

‘A’ Party Leader  Tony Bain  

Distance  17 miles            

Climbing   – 2500ft         

Leaving the coach at Hayfield
The walk will be made up on the day and how much we can do.

Proposed walk – Hayfield to Bleaklow crash site and Wainstones then back, no greater than 2500 ft. accent – or Kinder scout and surrounding area and back for Refreshments.

 

 
‘B+’ Party Leader  Sean & Sue 

Distance 9 miles         

Climbing  2300ft           

Leaving the coach at  Hayfield

The Kinder Plateau Circular

We climb out of Hayfield eastwards on the Snake Path, heading for White Brow. After crossing William Clough, the main climb of the day takes us up to the escarpment of Kinder Plateau.  We follow the edges of the plateau to the main highlight of the day, the Downfall, and then southwards along the Pennine Way. The highest point of the day is Kinder Low where we start our descent to Edale Cross, then continuing downwards along Oaken Clough to Coldwell Clough. We then shortly join the Pennine Bridleway heading back into Hayfield for refreshment.

 


‘B’ Party Leaders  The Likely Lads 

Distance 9.5 miles           

Climbing 500 ft           

Leaving the coach at Disley on the A6

Linear walk from Disley to Hayfield

Leave the coach on the A6 Buxton Rd at Disley, we pick up with the Peak Forest Canal on the Crown Edge Way to Strawberry Hill, then head east to picking up with the River Goyt along the Midshire Way , then the Goyt Way to New Mills, then we pick up with the Sett Valley Trail that leads us into Hayfield…

 

 
‘C’ Party Leader    Rob Brook

Distance  5.5 miles            

Climbing  600 ft         

Leaving the coach at Hayfield
 After refreshments at Rosie’s Café in Hayfield we head eastwards along the river path on the south bank of the River Sett to Bowden Bridge where we join the Kinder Road northwards to just below the Kinder Reservoir then turning south we head to Booth, Hill Houses until we reach Coldwell Clough. From Coldwell we head north to return to Bowden Bridge via The Ashes farm to re-join the Kinder Road back to Hayfield.