Our postponed September walk was at Linacre reservoirs, which are a few miles west of Chesterfield. The walk had a good solid Peak District feel to it, including some of the hills, and started from the village of Cutthorpe.
We heard about some of the industrial history of the area, starting with an area which had been open-cast mined, but is now very successfully reclaimed. Near the three lakes, we heard about the way in which the water quality of each one determined who drank the water, and also read about the origin of ‘bodging’, originally a term for making items from wood.
We were joined by some local residents for our usual photo opportunity, and from our picnic stop, we could see across towards Hathersage and north towards Sheffield.
Our next walk, on Monday 17th October, will be around the Hardwick Hall estate. We always welcome more walkers to join us for enjoyable monthly rambles, usually of about 6 – 7 miles.
Many thanks to Mark and Linda for planning and leading our walk.