Tuesday / Area Coach
The Area coach on the 12th June is to Bakewell. Bakewell may, perhaps, be best known for its famous Bakewell pudding - or should it be tart? and no doubt that is what attracts many tourists – but the town has much more to offer than this tasty culinary treat. Situated in the Derbyshire White Peaks (Peak District National Park) Bakewell offers a charming day out full of rich heritage and tradition. Why not visit one of the many tea rooms or country pubs or perhaps feed the local ducks and geese by the River Wye. Bakewell also has some great independent shops and art galleries. Many walks are possible, all centred on the town, from a flat path along the river bank for those who prefer a gentle stroll admiring the scenery, to more gruelling and taxing routes in the surrounding hills and dales.
There will be two walks – exploring the town, the River Wye, the dales and hillsides. There is much to explore in the town itself so please join us if you want to stroll independently.

We always need leaders , particularly for the shorter walks, so if you can volunteer to lead a walk please do so. We can offer support and help in planning walks.

About the coach
Welcome to the home of the Area Ramblers coach. We run a coach every four weeks, picking up in Stretton, Stockton Heath and Culcheth travelling far and wide to areas that offer superb scenery and fine walking. Once there, we offer 2 grades of walks, ranging from a leisurely/moderate one of about 6/7 miles duration to a harder moderate walk of 8-9 miles with up to 1500ft of ascent. You will need to bring boots, waterproof clothing (just in case!) and a packed lunch with a drink.
You'll have time for refreshments before we set off back home at 17.00 hours, and you'll even be able to have a sleep on the way back as you won't be doing the driving! We are a friendly,fun and welcoming group and would love it if you could join us. Our full programme is shown below and at the bottom of the page you can see who is leading each of the walks.
To book, or for further details, please text the booking secretary on 07519 810331 or click to send her an e-mail. Note: please do not leave a voicemail message as it costs us to retrieve it.
DateVenuePick up timesWalk leadersReturn depart time
StrettonStockton HeathCulchethShorter walkLonger walk
10 JulyAmbleside Waterhead09:0009:1509:30Liz BerryJoyce Porter5pm
7 AugustTideswell 09:3009:1509:00tbaGeoff Forman5pm
11 SeptemberSlaidburn 09:0009:1509:30tbaRod Nock5pm
16 OctoberPrestatyn 09:3009:1509:00Jean LatimerPaul Day5pm

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