Tuesday / Area Coach to Castleton in West Yorkshire on Tuesday, July 4th

The next Area coach will be to Castleton on Tuesday, 4th July .

Castleton is an outstandingly pretty village situated at the head of the lovely Vale of Hope, in the heart of the Peak District National Park. Castleton is surrounded on 3 sides by steep hills and the mighty bulk of Mam Tor looms high, 2 miles to the north west of the village. On a hill, overlooking Castleton, is the ancient Peveril Castle.
Castleton has 4 underground show caves, all worth a visit, for their own interesting features. These are Blue John Cavern, Speedwell Cavern, Treak Cliff Cavern and Peak Cavern. Blue John Cavern and Treak Cliff contain the treasured, pretty blue and yellow fluorspar called Blue John. Speedwell Cavern is special because the main workings and its 'bottomless pit' can only be reached by boat along an underground canal.
If you join us on the 4th July you will have the opportunity to do the classic Peak District Great Ridge walk as featured in this summer’s Walk magazine. There will also be a gentler walk by the river to Hope and back – or join us for a day out.

To book please ring or text Sheila Sheedy on 07519 810331
Note: please do not leave a voicemail message as it costs us to retrieve it.

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 Sheila Sheedy on 07519 810331 or click here 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
4 JulyCastleton 09:3009:1509:00David BruntRod Nock17:00
8 AugustSettle 09:0009:1509:30Jean LatimerBrian Humes17:00
5 SeptemberBowness 09:0009:1509:30(Liz Berry)Joyce Porter17:00
10 OctoberRuthin 09:3009:1509:00David BruntJudith Halman17:00

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