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            Christmas Walks, Angler's Country Park, 16th December, 2018

All 3 walks will start and finish at the Country Park. The coach will then go to Rogerthorpe Manor for the Christmas lunch.

'A' & 'B' Walks are following similar routes and may walk as one group depending upon final numbers .

'A Walk - 6 miles. Leader- Dennis Neal.                                  'B' Walk - 5.5 miles .  Leader - Tony Marsh . 

What a splendid idea to have our pre-lunch walk in this lovely area. It's not Chatsworth by any means, but if you enjoy walking through woods, alongside canals, reservoirs or golf courses, all amidst excellent scenery, you will not be disappointed... and there are NO STILES!

HawHawToday's  walk follows several woodland tracks, all heavily carpeted with recently fallen leaves.  We also walk alongside the still picturesque, but now sadly neglected, Barnsley Canal. In its heyday this canal must have been an absolute gem so it is sad to see it so neglected and uncared for, particularly with parts of it totally 'dry', or at best containing shallow brackish water.

We begin at the Visitor's Centre - café closed but toilets open - to head West along the Trans Pennine Trail which leads into Haw Park. After meandering along numerous paths we emerge near the tip of Cold Hiendley Reservoir where we will pause briefly for a drink.

After the break we head towards Walton Hall and into Waterton Park with its fishing lake and golf course to admire and enjoy. This is another pretty part of the walk, although slightly muddy in places. On leaving the park we follow several field-side paths which lead to the main track around the Angler's Country Park reservoir and the Visitor's Centre.

Hopefully, George will be waiting, coach at the ready, to take us to Rogerthorpe Manor for our eagerly awaited lunch.

For a pre-lunch 'appetiser' this walk is perfect.

A merry Christmas and a happy New Year to you all.  

'C' Walk - 3.25 miles.  Leader - Rosemarie Leetham. 

This is a pleasant, short Christmas Walk.  Unfortunately there will be no drinks available Anglers Country ParkAnglers Country Parkto start us off.  But we wouldn’t want to spoil your appetite for the delicious Christmas lunch anyway, would we?  

From the car park we walk westwards along Haw Park Lane before following the Trans Pennine Way through the woods.   We then head south along the dyke, past Clay Royd Bridge until we reach another bridge which will take us north back to Haw Park Lane.   

A shorter walk of 2 miles – around the lake - is possible for those who do not wish to do the extra mile.  

Merry Christmas

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Forthcoming Walks

                      2019 ...    January 6th - Penistone, South Yorkshire

                                    January 20th - Bakewell, Derbyshire

                                    February 3rd - Winster, Derbyshire