We are independent group made up of ‘like minded people who enjoy walking and good company’. The group is not restricted to the police family. We are open to all and do not charge a membership fee. The group is managed by volunteers and walks are led by volunteer members.
Our walks are not publicly advertised but are circulated by email. We walk once a month, usually a Sunday, throughout the year and do shorter walks fortnightly in the summer evenings.
New members are welcome - all they have to do is email me with a personal email address (PNN emails are not used) and I will add them to the circulation list. (Details of any events will be published as soon as they are available. Arnie Hicklin (Secretary)
Sunday 12th November 2017 - BWG Event: Sheldon & Monsal Head Please find below details of our next event, this is a week later than our usual Sunday walk to avoid clashes with bonfire celebrations. If you are able to join us please let me know by 1200 midday, Saturday 11th November Regards Arnie Hicklin (Secretary) Directions to start: Via A6 from Bakewell, keep on A6 as far as Ashford in the Water then turn left off A6 signposted Sheldon follow this road and take the first turn right into Sheldon care to be taken on these narrow roads. Can also be accessed from A515 Buxton Road then via Monyash and Horse Lane
Meet: Sheldon Village outside Cock & Pullet public house, Postcode DE45 1QS. Grid Ref SK 175 688. Meet 10.15am for 10.30am Prompt start. Parking on roadside in Sheldon Village.
The walk is a combination of woodland, fields, bridleway, short distance on minor roads and riverside walk. 10 miles Level 2-3 Little Shacklow Wood, Ashford in the Water, Monsal Head, Little Longstone, Monsal Dale, Wye Dale, Deep Dale, Magpie Mine return to Sheldon Village. Note:- care to be taken on some slippery stone footpaths Toilets available in Sheldon, Ashford, Monsal Head and Wye Dale.
Debrief: Sheldon Cock & Pullet Pub
Walk Leader: Les Houghton
Hypothermia - The greatest threat in the wilderness... This article is aimed mainly at walk leaders but we all have a responsibility to take care of ourselves when out walking so everyone should read it.
Hypothermia in the UK in summer? You bet!
Four of us went up Ben Nevis at the end of June this year. We were all well equipped but came across a young couple very near the top who were not. It was just above freezing at this point and one of the couple was clearly struggling. The good news is that the individual recovered once they lost elevation, but it brought home to me the dangers when out there.
Enjoy the read and take it on board. My thanks to Jenny Ainsworth for sharing and the author, Paul Kirtley, for creating the article. Arnie Hicklin (Secretary)