May’s walk was attended by 22 people. We started from The Dog public house in Pentrich, just inside Derbyshire. This village has history right from Roman times and through the middle ages, with the black plague. In June 1817 some of the residents started an uprising against their poor circumstances, caused by the industrial revolution. This ended in disaster, with the three ringleaders hanged, several deported to Australia and the rest imprisoned.
The walk was from the village, along the old Roman track, into a dell, through a wood, into South Wingfield, passing the river Amber. Having walked through the village we joined a track with a super view of Wingfield Manor, where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned. We continued on this track passing a 17th century water mill, still in working condition. A steep hill and difficult styles brought us back to the Roman track returning us to Pentrich and refreshments at The Dog. Thank you to Paul Haigh for planning and leading this lovely walk.
On Thursday 20th June we are holding an evening ‘Observational Walk’ and BBQ. This is now fully booked, with 37 taking part.
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