Sunday 14th July 2019 - Calke Abbey

      Place: Calke Abbey in Derbyshire

    Distance: 12 miles with a total of 1332í of ascent.

    Meet at the Abbey at 08.30, walk start: 10.00.

    Parking: Calke, Grid ref: SK 374 225, Post code: LL20 7HE.

    Distance to start: 69 miles. Journey time: 85 minutes

    Toilet facilities are available, if open, at least four times during the course of the route but not at the start. They are however, fairly evenly spread apart.

    The walk is an unusual one, unlike any organised one that Iíve been on or led. Itís not at all demanding but packed with interest, with short stops on the way around to take in some of the more interesting features. We will visit the grounds of Staunton Harold Hall, Breedon on the Hill Church,for its views and Saxon carvings, Melbourne, Staunton Harold Reservoir and Calke Abbey, to explore its fascinating outbuildings.

    Leader: David Jakeman 07824 542340