Club Ramble and Children in Need Event Report

On Saturday 10th October a group of 12 club members (and a dog called Murphy) met up for a sociable ramble in the Derbyshire countryside. John Blake had volunteered to lead the event. 7

Having met up at the Clubhouse we took a drive to the village of Carsington where, having donned boots and poles, we set forth.
The walk took us over Carsington Fields past Kings Chair to the Old Knoll, and then past the wind turbines to High Peak Trail.
From the trail we took a detour up onto Harboro Rocks where we admired the views of the reservoir and took turns to sit in Arthur’s Seat for a photoshoot. The return route was via Brassington and the disused mines.

In all we covered around 5 miles. We then reconvened at the club for a welcome bite to eat and agreed that it had been a great day out.

We used the event to contribute to BBC Children in Need - between them the walkers donated £135 which is terrific.

We plan to arrange more walks in the future for sailors and non-sailors alike.  I would be very interested to know from any of you who would like to join us or who would like to propose particular routes.

Gordon Fleming