Derbyshire! - 9-12 September 2016

London LDWA Group Weekend Away - 9-12 September 2016 in Derbyshire

This is long range planning but as the YHA is popular and was already booked up for the original weekend we will need to book to secure space.  So full details are provided below.

If you are interested, please contact Lonica Vanclay at:
Lonica.Vanclay@outlook.com
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- we need to have 5 firm bookings and then we can pay and setup the group booking.  After that individuals can contact Lonica first then the hostel directly themselves and add themselves to the group booking or book at a local B&B.

Dates and location.
Friday 9th September 2016 to Monday 12th September 2016.
The centre is Hartington, Derbyshire.

Accommodation.
Hartington Hall, Derbyshire, a YHA located in an oak panelled 17th century manor house.  Dorm beds are likely to be around £16-19 with the group membership; private rooms of different sizes are £31 per person.  If you want to book to stay here please contact Lonica for further details of how to join the group booking.
There are also several B&Bs in the village - identify them and book directly yourself for these.

Meals.
Meals available at the hostel (£5.25 for breakfast or 10% less if booked ahead; dinner is £10 for 2 courses and £12 for 3).  Self catering facilities are available.  There are also 2 pubs in the village which serve food.

Transport.
To do all 4 walks buy a return to Matlock.  Currently there is a 7.52am train from St Pancras  on Fridays arriving at Matlock at 10.27am.  We would then walk to Hartington; walking back on Monday to catch the train at around 18.36 arriving in London at 21.01.  Train times will be updated nearer the time.
To join for the weekend walks only, one option is to take a train to Buxton and then a bus to Hartington.  Last bus from Buxton is 17.35 on Friday.  Another option is train to Derby, then bus to Ashbourne then bus to Hartington.   Last bus from Ashbourne is 17.05 on Friday.  
Buses from Hartington on Sunday are limited.  There is one at 17.08 to Buxton which would be tight.  It would be best to travel back Monday or by car.
Car sharing may be possible - if you are going by car let Lonica know if you are willing to offer lifts to others and when you will leave and return .  If you would like a lift in a car if available please let Lonica know.

The walks.   

Friday 9 September.   18 miles.   Matlock to Hartington via Winster, Birchover, Gratton Dale and Long Dale.
Saturday 10 September.  20 miles.  Harting circular via Milldale, Dove Dale, Illam Hall (lunch at NT cafe), Wetton (pub for drinks) and Hulme End.
Sunday 11 September.  21 miles.  Hartington circular via Lathkill Dale, Over Haddon (lunch), Sheldon, Flagg and Pomeroy.
Monday 12 September.  20 miles.  Hartington to Matlock via Youlgreave (lunch), Stanton Moor and Rowsley.