Nottingham Ramblers A-Plus Section



Then why not try the ‘A-Plus’ walks?

These are a little more challenging (longer and/or harder) than the normal Sunday ‘A’ walks. The walks vary from very hilly to very wild to just plain long and all combinations in between!  You will be guaranteed an exciting day in areas you may not have walked before. The walks will normally be held monthly on Saturdays usually starting at  09.00 with details posted on the web site or
available from the ‘A-Plus’ Walks Organiser. As the walks are more challenging
and to ensure you have an enjoyable and rewarding walk, please read the notes below before booking on a walk. 


  • Walks to take place monthly on Saturdays. 
  • All walks will be guided.
  • The areas walked may not be easily accessible by public transport so anyone wishing to walk may need to use their own transport or come to some transport sharing agreement.
  • The walks will be reasonably strenuous/long.  Please ensure you can cover the distance comfortably and carry appropriate clothing/equipment/food/drink.
  • Walk details will be posted on the web site or available from the ‘A-Plus’ Walks Organiser.
  • Maximum number walkers: 15 per event.  Places to be booked by contacting ‘A-Plus’ Walks Organiser.
  • ‘A-Plus’ Walks Organiser - Linda Hewing on 0115 939 3075


  • 07 March -
    Leader: Rob Jackson
    ​Distance: 14m/22.5km and 2350 feet of ascent.
    MEET at Birchen Clough car park on the A57 Snake Pass road just north of the Snake Pass Inn. Grid Reference: Dark Peak map SK 109 914. Post Code S33 0BJ.
    This walk will involve some open moorland which will be potentially wet and marshy. It also involves a stream crossing near the end of the walk where we may get damp feet, so a change of socks for the way home could be helpful.
    The majority of the walk is on clear moorland paths and we should have some great views over wild moorland. There are no facilities on the walk or at the car park (there may be a refreshment van here, but no guarantees).
    After the walk we can pop into the Snake Pass Inn (under new ownership and run by a youngish couple who have renovated the pub and are very welcoming) for refreshments and toilet facilities.
    The best toilet facilities to use on the way out would be at the Heatherdene Car Park on the A6013 just before its junction with the A57.
    The walk is on exposed moorland, so please bring suitable warm and waterproof clothing and enough food supplies for the day.
    ROUTE: From the car park, we ascend on to Alport Moor and cross the moor to the western edge of Alport Dale. We follow this to reach Hern Clough and then follow the Pennine Way south west, over the A57 to reach Mill Hill. From here we head due east onto the northern edge of the Kinder Scout Plateau. We follow this over The Edge, Fairbrook Naze and Seal Edge. From Seal Stones, we descend the plateau into the Woodland Valley, crossing Fair Brook to reach the A57 and return to the car Park.

  • Should be a great day out.

  • 18 April -
    WEAVER HILLS, Derbys/Staffs
    Leader: Linda Hewing
    ​Distance: 20m/32km

  • 02 May -
    THE MOUNTAIN, S.Derbys
    Leader: David Twigg
    ​Distance: 20m/32km

  • 13 June -
    Leader: TBA
    ​Distance: TBA

  • 11 July -
    PORTWAY, Part 1, N.Derbys.
    Leader: Alan Hart
    ​Distance: 20m/32km

  • 08 August -
    WALKING WEEKEND - Ullswater + ANO
    Leader: Rob Jackson
    ​Distance: TBA

  • 05 September -
    WIRKSWORTH, 10th Year Inaugural Walk
    Leader: Linda Hewing
    ​Distance: 18m/29km

  • 03 October -
    DOVE & MANIFOLD VALLEYS, Derbys/Staffs
    Leader: Alan Hart
    ​Distance: 20m/32km

  • 14 November -
    MATLOCK MASH-UP, Derbyshire
    Leader: David Moore
    ​Distance: 17m/27km

  • 12 December -
    Leader: Dave Johnsonr
    ​Distance: TBA