Sunday 7th July 2019 - Bridges

    This is a 'low' grade B walk purely because of its 13 mile length. The total ascent is just under 2000 feet. The route goes along the Darnford valley then ascends Ratlinghope hill before descending to the Pulverbatch-Bridges road and continuing on a quiet lane to Gatten.  We then follow field paths and tracks with splendid views (on a good day!) to the base of Cothercott hill.  From the top we make our way to the Betchcott hills and the Portway giving us the chance to stride out en route to Pole Bank.  Our return begins with a descent down scenic Stanbatch and on to the hamlet of Adstone before ascending the hill of the same name back to Bridges where we may want to quench our thirst at the pub.

    Walk leaders Gill & Nigel Pursey 01743 272986 / 07974 771258