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🍁Level 2 🍁 8.5 Mile walk ⛵Carsington Water⛵ Carsington and Hopton Village⛵
November 17 @ 10:15 am - 4:00 pm
This scenic 8.5 mile walk takes us through fields and woodland, alongside the impressive Carsington Reservoir, where half a million trees and shrubs in woodland, copses and hedgerows have been planted. The result has been not only to enhance a beautiful landscape, but to create many new habitats for wildlife. We visit the attractive conservation Villages of Carsington and Hopton. They are inseparably linked and lie in a wooded valley with Carsington Pasture rising steeply to one thousand feet to the west, behind a row of pretty little cottages that line the roadside.
The terrain is relatively easy with good even footpaths. It’s a Level 2 walk which is suitable for anyone used to walking distances between 5 – 10 miles with hilly terrain.
We’ll have regular catching up points as always, and have a couple of breaks along the way.
There are refreshments and toilets at the visitor Centre where we’ll have a short break. A lunch break somewhere along the way which will be investigated soon.. And a more lengthy break near the end of the walk at the Miner’s Arms pub in Carsington Village..
Due to the change in season, good walking boots and waterproofs are essential. The ground may be muddy and wet causing slippery paths. There’s nothing worse than being cold and wet on a long walk..
Don’t forget your packed lunch and water to stay hydrated. But there are opportunities to pick something up at the Visitor Centre.
Dogs are always welcome..🐾🐾🐾 😊
Public Transport details:
Meet Notts Railway Station from 07.50 onwards to get tickets for the 08.20 train to Matlock Bath arriving at 09.22
Get on from Derby to join us on the 8.51 train, and catch the bus to Carsington Village together
We make our way to the bus stop at the Fish Pond Hotel to catch the 09.40 – 110 bus route to Carsington Village arriving at 10.00. We then have a 10 minute walk to Sheepwash Carpark.
Train tickets cost around £5.60 return from Notts for a group of 3 or more
Bus ticket info:
group of 5 people costs £2.40 each
Or £5 day ticket for one person
From Derby – train tickets cost £6.20 return
Bus from Carsington Village at 16.41 arriving at Matlock Bath 17.00
Train to Notts and Derby at 17.38 arriving Notts 18.45 and Derby at about 18.15
Any queries or problems, please ring me