Hardwick Hall Walk - April 2nd

Posted 3/4/2016

Some early rain and a detour around the periphery of the estate added to today's overall mileage walked, however that did not spoil today's walk.

It was DVWGs first visit to the stunning Hardwick Hall estate and despite some early road walking, the paths through the estate past Millers Pond and up Broadoak Hill were wonderful.

Our walked proceeded to Ault Hucknall and following a lunch break we continued to the hamlet of Rowthorne where we continued on paths developed from di...sused railway lines around Pleasley Pit Country Park back to the Hardwick Hall Estate.

All in all a great days walking for our party of 17 who covered the 8.15 miles route admirably.

A few congratulations for our group today, to Barry Edwards & Sharon Mitchell who achieved 100 miles YTD, to Alex Bennett who achieved 300 cumulative miles walked and Emily Kirk who became the first junior ever to walk 150 miles YTD and achieving 500 cumulative miles too.

Finally a big hello to Liz Davis who walked with DVWG for the first time today.