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2022.06.08 Car Ramble - Round Walk from Parwich – start (about 150m to East of Old Sycamore Inn) at Free Parking at SK189.542, then (on Limestone Way)  ~E on road turning off NNW then turning NNE on FP then E on FP to Highway Lane at SK195.544, & S down it for ~240m, take FP ~ENE crossing road to small ‘All Saints Church’ Ballidon at SK204.544 (tea-break), Leave L.Stone Way & go ~N to join road into Ballidon & follow road Northward passing B.Hall Farm and the ‘road’ on the ‘not to be crossed’ boundaries of Ballidon & Hoe Grange Quarries toward, but at * SK200.566 (short of Reystone Grange) take FP ~ENE to pass under Pennine Bridleway (old rail track) at SK206.568, continue NE (crossing Byway) up to Minninglow Hill at SK209.573, return down to Byway SK208.570 & follow Byway ~ESE then E turning SW to cross under Pennine Bridleway at SK218.562, ~S on FP turning ~E thru Pinders Rock & S at end to join B6052 road, follow road SSW then WSW to take BW at SK221.553 ~SSW & turn NW up to Rainster Rocks (lunch break), ~ESE from R.Rocks to join a FP extension of Pasture Lane to E to SK226.546, turn SE then E to emerge below the Church in Brassington SK230.543, circle Clockwise thru town on main roads but turn off SSW to above the Sports Grounds to SK231.540, take FP ~SSW then ~S Passing the Sewage Works then turning along brook Southward to Brackendale Lane SK222.523, on road to West passing Netherton Hall, just passing Bradbourne stopping on road at Monument (directly south of Church) for tea break, leave Mill Lane about 180m passed Monument taking FP ~WSW to cross road at SK201.523 continue W steeply up to junction of paths at SK195.523, turn North down thru woods and passed Sitterlow Farm and back to Parwich.    * took side trip just before this to some ruins (19th century pump-house) seen & passed earlier at SK200.565

 Leader Liz Savage – walk about 12 to 13 miles - 13 in party

Additions and corrections welcomed to picture captions

10 in Parwich
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39 road to Ballidon Village was crossed on way to church
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68 The Friends of Friendless Churches look after this Church
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72 heading from All Saints Church toward Ballidon Village
77 Parwich Platinum Jubilee Celebrations
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82 a method of material transport now out of use
86 Quarry face seen in light rain
88 light rain above walkers
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92 on the boundary 'road' along the quarry (indicted as Other Routes with Public Access)
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100 we passed a 19th century pump house which supplied compressed air through cast iron pipes to power rock drills at several quarries
102 This informative notice is placed on the remains of the 19th century pump house (the existing building) but there were other interesting buildings - Roystone Granges Medieval hall and barn - of which some stones may still be on the site.
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111Ahead is Roystone Grange - mentioned in picture 102 - but the poster only shows the medieval hall and barn There is, according to the OS map, public access through the Grange which was seen on a walk led by The Ramblers - led by Trevor Moss some years ago (and possibly photographed?) His walk also went up to Minninglow Hill with The Pennine Bridleway as the main access route, I recall?
114 Alpacas I think, but what strange animal is to the right
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121 a fuller view of Roystone Grange - possibly some holiday cottages to let?
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125 This access under The Pennine Bridleway, looks like an access through an old railway embankment possibly used for milk trains?
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137 up towards Minninglow Hill
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148 atop Minninglow - within the clump of trees crowning the hill are a Neolithic chambered tomb and two Bronze Age bowl barrows - see Wikipedia

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157 Slipper Low Farm?
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164 On Byway (open to all traffic) walking toward another tunnel under The Pennine Bridleway
165 looking back at Minninglow Hill
167 repairs / rebuilding of the Byway
169 Minninglow Hill
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174 The second tunnel we crossed under The Pennine Bridleway. Roughly between Haven Hoe Farm on this side and Hoe Grange on the far side
175 down towards Pinder's Rock
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183 have just turned off the B5056 Road and heading for Rainster Rocks
187 tracks for crop spaying & irrigation
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193 looking back at building passed earlier near crop spraying ? irrigation field
194 lunch in Tainster Rocks
197 back down from Rainster Rocks behind and heading toward Brassington
198 several 'capped' mine shafts passed
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210 nearing Brassington
212 Brassington Church of St James
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218 buses fairly infrequent
220 Miners Arms
222 companionable bottle of  whiskey for the festivities
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226 Year 1615 - Tudor House - the word between the date and Tudor House is apparently THAW (what does it mean?). Although it looks like a second W (TWAW) This house was once used as the workhouse for Asbourne Poor Law Union
228 Brassington waves us goodbye?
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234 about 1.5km from Brassington to Netherton Hall
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246 The Lamp Monument near Bradbourne
245 "Commemorates Queen Victoria's sixty year reign.

Also "Bradbourne doubly thankful Village" (thirteen villages had no servicemens deaths in both world wars)

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256 across a road a steep haul upward
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260 zoomed into Minninglow Hill
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264 Gorse Hill Farm?
268 Sitterlow Farm
269 zoomed into tower but what is it's name and Location
269a The Sycamore where we quenched our thirst in Parwich at the walk end
270 full rainbows seen from car windows on our return from Parwich
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