Walks on Friday 12th May

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Public transport Children welcome Take packed lunch
Free parking Dogs allowed on a lead Pushchair accessible
Parking fee Toilet available en route Wheelchair freindly (independent user)
Parking Scratchcards Available No dogs Allowed Wheelchair friendly (accompanied user)
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49Over the Motorway and Beyond

Explore the less well trodden paths of the wider Hardwick estate with a Ranger. You will discover farmland, woodland and villages on the other side of the motorway, and see spectacular views back to the two halls.

5 miles (Circular walk)

Moderate

Hardwick Stableyard, Doe Lea, Chesterfield. S44 5QJ

SK 462 634

10am - 1.30pm

Free

1-5

National Trust Hardwick

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50Hunloke Community Garden Walk and Talk

Come and enjoy this hidden gem and its surroundings with our friendly group of walkers. We start and finish at the Garden so join us for a leisurely, sociable walk and refreshments in the Garden afterwards. You are welcome to bring a picnic.

1-2 miles (Circular walk)

Easy

PortaKabins Hunloke Community Garden, Church Street South, Chesterfield. S40 2TF

SK 382 693

10.15am for 10.30am start - 11.30am

Free

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Chesterfield Borough Council and Walking for Health

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51The Lakes and Gardens of Renishaw Hall

Take a walk with the head gardener around the lakes and grounds at Renishaw Hall over a mostly level route. There’s one steep descent and a longer climb at the end. Take a fascinating tour of the Hall afterwards (additional charges apply).

3 miles (Circular walk)

Leisurely

Renishaw Hall Visitor Centre, Renishaw Hall, Renishaw Park, Sheffield, S21 3WB

SK 436 786

11am - 12.30pm

Adults £7.50, Concessions £6.50, Children £4.50, Family (2 adults + 2 children) £17.00

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Renishaw Hall Gardens

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52Aspire Ashover

Explore the amazing countryside around Ashover. Join our local history enthusiast and discover links to the civil war and industrial heritage. You’ll get glimpses of the church spire along the route and we’ll finish at a local pub that has a thriving micro-brewery.

5-6 miles (Circular walk)

Moderate

Ashover Parish Hall Car Park, Milken Lane, Ashover, Chesterfield. S45 0BA

SK 352 631

6pm - 8.30pm

Free

1-5

Ashover Footpaths and Bridleway Committee

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53Linacre Bluebells and Bluster Castle

Meet at Cowclose Farm for tea and cake, then stroll through Linacre Woods and enjoy the bluebells. There’s one steep climb up to Birley Farm, giving great views down the valley. Back to The Gate Inn for a drink and the option of having a meal!

2½ miles (Circular walk)

Moderate

Cowclose Farm, Overgreen, Cutthorpe, Chesterfield. S42 7BA (Please park at the rear of The Gate Inn)

SK 322 733

6pm (5.30pm for tea and cake) - 8pm

Free

6-10

Cowclose Barn

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54Walks for Paws

Dogs, pooches and mutts are welcome to bring their humans on a friendly evening walk around Scarcliffe. We’ll wander through fields and woods with amazing views over local countryside. On our return join us at the bar of this lovely countryside inn.

4 miles (Circular walk)

Leisurely

Horse and Groom Pub Car Park, Mansfield Road, Scarcliffe, Chesterfield. S44 6SU

SK 490 685

6.30pm - 9pm

Free

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The Hairy Hikers