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THE RESERVOIR RAMBLE ORGANISED BY THE BWF NATIONAL COMMITTEE

CONTACT: Roger Baker, 12 Burwood Grove, Hayling Island, Hampshire PO11 9DS
Tel: 02392 462005      E-mail: trails@bwf-ivv.org.uk

DISTANCE: 11km
ENTRY FEE: £1.00 per walker (Cheques payable to BWF)
AWARD: Cloth Badge at £2.00 each
ENTRY SYSTEM: Postal
START VENUE: Fairholmes Visitor Centre Car Park Derwent Valley. (Map 110 GR SK 172893) Sat Nav Code S33 0AQ
COACH & CAR PARKING: At the start venue, £4.70 all day, and two free car parks 200metres away from start.
DIRECTIONS FROM NEAREST TOWN: From Sheffield take the A57 to Glossop at the junction with the A6013 to Bamford continue on A57 over the Ashopton viaduct and take the 1st lane right to Fairholmes
PUBLIC TRANSPORT: None available
TERRAIN: Roads, farmland, woods and moorland not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs
REFRESHMENTS: At the start and on the route.

ROUTE DESCRIPTION (Updated 13th April 2016)

Leave car park by vehicular exit road and take footpath almost directly opposite sign posted Walking Trails with red black and green arrows. After 150m at next sign, ahead to cross bridge and uphill on footpath signpost Lockerbrook Farm, passing Forestry Commission Concessionary Footpath sign on right. At gravel track turn left and after 200m turn left on green/black footpath to Lockerbrook. After appx 30m at bench.

Q1- Who was the bench dedicated to, Alan..........?

After 300m turn right up steps and ahead on footpath uphill through gate and continue through field to second gate by wooden shed. Turn left on rough track with wall on left following green marker to reach Lockerbrook Farm. Continue past farm on track round bend and uphill. After 400m at fork bear left on upper narrow path still following green marker, cross stile and ahead with fence and wood on left.

After 1000m through gate, cross track through another gate and continue in same direction with fence and wood on left, blue marker. Go through gate. As wood bears left, bear right to gate in wall and ahead across another field to gate, continuing downhill to a further gate. Through gate and bear left to post in field and continue downhill to reach farm track,  continue downhill through gate and after 200m at finger post “Alternative Route” go left through gate and bear right downhill to gate at bottom of field. Cross farm track and through two more gates beside barn.

Follow waymark posts to gate in wall on right turn left through gate then left through adjacent gate. Ahead on footpath downhill towards viaduct through gate in corner of field and ahead towards telegraph pole, turn left after trees and follow fence on left to gate in corner of field to lane. Cross lane turn right on pavement.

Q2- What is the name of the bus stop?

After passing bus stop turn left on pavement to cross Ashopten Viaduct. Immediately after crossing viaduct turn left on private tarmac road following blue arrow and through metal gate. Continue on track with reservoir on left for 1500m. Cross bridge and bear left on track, through gate and continue keeping reservoir on left. After 400m through gate.

Q3- On green Peak District sign, what is date?

Continue on main track keeping reservoir on left, cross river bridge and ahead on tarmac lane to reach Post Box on left and Shooting Lodge on right.

Q4- What is the number of the post box?

After 900m at Y junction ahead downhill to Dam on right, continue on tarmac lane to reach car park and finish of walk.

When you have completed this trail please use the Permanent Trail Entry Form

The organisers are not liable for accidents, thefts and/or damage to property. Every effort will be made by the organisers to make this a safe, enjoyable and memorable event.  

This trail is registered until 31 December 2017