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Peak District Walk: Wetton and Butterton

Sun 17 Sep 2017
10:30am
Near Dovedale DE6 2AF
10:15 for a 10:30 start at Carr Lane car park, Wetton
5.50 Member, 6.50 Guest
7 miles
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Starting from the village of Wetton we descend the valley to visit Thors Cave with the impressive entrance and view of the valley below, descend to the valley bottom then a steady climb to the village of Grindon, the parish church of All Saints was built in 1848 has interesting stone carvings inside and outside.

From here we follow the footpaths to Butterton, in the 1850's there was a sulphurous spring in the village and an unusual ford, from here we descend following the Hoo Brook and through the Waterslacks to emerge at WettonMill, circling round Wetton Hill on the return back to the village.

Distance: 7 miles

Directions: From the A515 between Ashbourne and Buxton take the turn signed for Alstonefield, cross the river and up the hill into the village & take the left turn signed for Wetton, at the Watts Russell Arms turn right then take the 2nd right into Wetton, take the lane on the left with a blue parking sign. Free parking

 

Here are the joining details for the above event.

Time: 10:15 for a 10:30 start

Please allow plenty of time for your journey. This way you can start the event relaxed and ready.

Meet: Carr Lane car park, Wetton DE6 2AF  
     
Please be cautious with postcodes as they sometimes cover a wide area. Use in conjunction with the directions.

Contact: Mick Cornfield on 07710 192399 - if you have any problems or if you know you will be late.

Directions:
From the A515 between Ashbourne and Buxton take the turn signed for Alstonefield, cross the river and up the hill into the village & take the left turn signed for Wetton, at the Watts Russell Arms turn right then take the 2nd right into Wetton, take the lane on the left with a blue parking sign.

Free parking 

Event:
Starting from the village of Wetton we descend the valley to visit Thors Cave with the impressive entrance and view of the valley below, descend to the valley bottom then a steady climb to the village of Grindon, the parish church of All Saints was built in 1848 has interesting stone carvings inside and outside. From here we follow the footpaths to Butterton, in the 1850's there was a sulphurous spring in the village and an unusual ford, from here we descend following the Hoo Brook and through the Waterslacks to emerge at Wetton Mill, circling round Wetton Hill on the return back to the village.

Distance: 7 miles

Map - Please click on link below and print yourselves a copy. (There is a 'zoom' button at the top left of the map should you require). But please remember postcodes aren't always exact so use these in association with the directions.

http://www.multimap.com/map/browse.cgi?pc=DE62AF

Please Note:
As is usual on these walks, weather can change rapidly so bring plenty of layers, waterproofs and you should ideally have proper walking boots with ankle support. Jeans and trainers are not appropriate although any stout footwear that provides a degree of ankle support will do. Gaiters are definitely a good idea!  A drink/flask and a snack are always a good idea. Bring plenty of fluids and (depending on season / weather) sun cream. Please also take a packed lunch and drinks.

Transport Share List:
Spice encourages lift share on all our events because as well as being good for the environment and being cost saving it can also be very sociable!  A transport list for the event is obtainable online at any time showing limited contact details for everyone on the event.  (Just login, go to the event and click on the transport button). Only people booked onto the event can only view this list. If you do contact a member be polite, respect their wishes and remember to share costs.

Any or all of these details can be added or removed at any time just let the office know. We can set a default transport option on our files to save you filling out your transport preference each time you make a booking for example if you're always happy to offer lifts. Just let us know if you want a default option setting.

Have a great time and please send any good photos from the event in to the Spice office - who knows you could end up as the next cover girl/boy!!!

Kind Regards

 

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Updated Tuesday 19th September 2017, 16:07

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