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Contact Details:  Richard Biggin 01332 880112


The next Village Walk is on:  Saturady 7 April 2018


Start – The Excavator Pub at Buckland Hollow, Ambergate.  DE56 2HS


Start time - 10:00am


I’m hoping Maggie will be available to lead this walk, but if not I will lead a walk from the same starting point, so come and join us.

We had organised our next walk for Saturday 3rd March, however the 'Beast from the East' interfered and we had to cancel our plans, but it is only a postponement and we have rescheduled for-

Saturday 7th April  - Maggie Mousley will lead our the walk starting from the Excavator Pub at Buckland Hollow, Ambergate DE56 2HS at 10.00am. It is situated 1.5 miles from Ambergate on the A610 heading towards Ripley, they have a Facebook page, if required, for further details. There are two car parking areas, it is suggested we meet in the rear car park.

The walk will be a circular walk of about 5 miles around the Heage area returning to the Excavator at approximately 1pm. Good views and plenty of history to be found.

Hope the weather is kinder this time!


Richard Biggin


01332 880112















Updated:  3 April 2018

Dear Walkers


Unfortunately Maggie is unable to lead our walk on Saturday (7th April 2018), so to try and continue with a walk Penny and I have been out this afternoon trying to recce a suitable walk from the Excavator along the lines originally planned. I regret this has not proved possible.


On the routes we have looked at, in several cases the footpaths were flooded to above boot level and the mud was horrendous, it was not an enjoyable experience! Thus, having considering this and safety concerns with some parts of the walk being positively dangerous, we have decided yet again to cancel the walk. This walk as a Winter/Spring walk seems fated, so I’m going to suggest to Maggie we reschedule it for the summer when hopefully it will be drier.


We were hoping to talk to some of you on the walk regarding the future of Holbrook Village Walks, if these are to continue we need to get some more volunteer leaders as Penny and I wish to ease back on our involvement in the future, we’ve been doing them for 14 years and we need fresh blood and new ideas, that is if you wish to continue with them.


All good wishes

Richard and Penny


3 April 2018