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Art Hike 33 - Froggatt & Curbar Edge Round Walk
Sat 29 April 2017, 10:00 – 16:00 BST
Meeting Point: The Grouse Inn Car Park - Free.
Time: 10:00am for a 10:30am start
Distance: 12.5k - 7.7miles (honestly, I measured it with a gps system this time)
About Art Hike
Are you an artist, creative practitioner or simply enjoy creative activities? Do you like hiking and the great outdoors? Would you like to combine the two to take a walk with other creative and like-minded people? If the answer to these questions is “yes” then please join us for the next Art Hike. There is no charge to take part.
The aims of Art Hike are to make new connections, encourage collaborations, exchange ideas and have a really good day out away from our busy work lives.
Description of the Hike
This hike has a bit of everything for everyone: peaks, wetlands, river walk and forests and is perfect for welcoming back Adele Jackson (co-founder of Art Hike) from her travels in Antarctica.
Starting on well used and undulating tracks we follow the stunning escarpment of Froggatt & Cubar edges with dramatic views of the High Peaks and Derbyshire Lowlands until we reach Curbar Gap. From here we head down to the medieval village of Calver and around a 1800c textile mill to the wetalnds nature reserve. This is pretty easy going and takes us to a beautiful stretch of the River Derwent and eventually to the impressively engineered Calver Wier. Passing over the 1700c Froggatt Bridge we head upwards through the woods (this section of the walk is the most challenging) and to the bottom of Froggatt Edge with its shear walls, keen climbers and half finished grinding stones. Once back on top it is a short walk back to the Grouse for a well deserved drink of whatever you fancy.
What to wear: We’re hoping for nice weather, however be prepared, it could be unsettled. We would recommend that you bring waterproofs, and warm clothes (hat, scarf, gloves) if the weather is poor. Sturdy footwear is essential. If you are responsible for others please ensure that they are suitably dressed.
Dogs welcome but please keep them on leads at all times
What to bring: Lunch & refreshments, water and money.
Please note: You will be solely responsible for your own safety and transport arrangements. We accept no responsibility for any loss, injury or illness as a result of joining the hike. Robin and Adele are both trained in first aid and will carry a first aid kit.
Please feel free to join and share with others with a similar interest our Art Hike group on Facebook - a place to share photos / ideas / information related to Art Hike: http://www.facebook.com/groups/arthike/?fref=ts
We look forward to seeing you there
Robin and Adele