Sett Valley/ Lantern Pike – 29 April

Clare has been out and discovered the Sett Valley Trail. She has returned enthusing about its Bluebell Wood and is already planning a variety of activities and crafts which we can share together.

So, we’ll gather at the Sett Valley Trail Car Park in Hayfield. It’s another pay & display – £4.40 all day. And, importantly, there are toilets there.

Be warned though, although the car park is well signposted, if you are coming from Glossop, it is signposted right off the main road, but it fails to tell you that you need to turn right again into the car park itself. Coming from Disley the signage is much better!

We’ll gather in the car park at 10am, have some crafty fun in the bluebell wood and walk along to the café and children’s play area which is about 1km down the trail. We may stop for a crafty slice of cake and/ or ice cream! From there we’ll trek up the Lantern Pike. It’s actually a fairly gentle climb with stunning views over Kinder Scout. That’s where we plan to stop for prayer and lunch (bring something to share, please).

From the top it’s a pleasant walk of about 1 1/2 km back to the car park, but looking at the map, there would be an option to walk round the reservoir which would add another 4-5km.

And this time, I’ll remember to print a sign so you’ll know where we are!

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