WALX Activity: Calke Abbey Explorer WALX

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Pace: Moderate

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Intensity: Low

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Gradient: Low

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Explorer Open WALX

Price: £8.00

Quick Info:

  • Distance: 3 Miles
  • Date: Sun 3rd July
  • Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Address: Calke Park (National Trust), South Derbyshire, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom
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Main Instructor:

WALX Derwent and Dales

Hosted By:

Ralph Eales

Walk Description:

A weekend Explorer WALX in the peaceful and historic Calke Abbey Parkland.

Deer Park and Ticknall Limeyards

Following the Blue Walk towards Mere Pond heading towards Serpentine Wood. We cross the fields, over a number of easy stiles, towards Ticknall Limeyards.  Joining the Ticknall Tramway, viewing the site of the lime kilns before taking the opportunity of walking through the Limeyards Tunnel.  It’s a good idea to have a torch/head torch to facilitate safety in the passage. After the tunnel, we head back onto the Red Walk and through the short strip by Riggs Close and on to Betty’s Pond/Thatch House Pond and upwards to the café for a brew and cake!

Approximately 3 miles. 

Please note: Allow 90 minutes. 

Non-WALX members are welcome.

Join Ralph and John in the cafe afterwards.   

You must be a member of the National Trust for these walks. Bring your membership cards with you to enter the park. 

Join as a monthly member for unlimited classes for £34.50 or get a 20% discount on walks with a pre-paid amount. Today's walk is included in your DD. 

Please do not book on for a WALX if you think you may have Covid symptoms.

Whilst we do understand that sometimes it is not possible to make a walk, please be aware that we do operate a no refund policy if you give us less than 24 hours’ notice on weekend walks.  Please do not self-cancel without contacting the Walk Leader in the first instance as the refund will be at the discretion of Sam Armstrong. It is inconsequential for DD members. 

You are asked to contact your WALX master or Coach by phone, leaving a voicemail or send an sms text to the number below, if you are likely to be delayed as we do start promptly. 

Please ensure your PARQ is up to date and notify us in writing if you have any changes to your medical records or physical or mental wellbeing. This should include any surgery, falls, knocks or accidents. 

Ralph Eales - 07771765021

John Beddoes - 07976259402