Hi all - train times are not ideal again - running every 2 hours. So the plan is to catch the 11.49 from Grindleford back to Sheffield (12.06) for an hour or so in the Sheffield Tap leaving Xmas eve afternoon for last minute shopping of course!
Working back from that we'll need to be at the Cafe for 10.30 and as it took 1hr 40 running time last year, not including stops - we need to leave Hunters Bar roundabout at 8.30.
We will pass the Forge Dam Cafe around 8.50 and the route will be up to the top of the Clough, through the quarries, over to Ox Stones (approx 9.20) then across towards the rain gauge but dropping off Burbage Edge onto the Green Drive - down to the bottom, over the road and down RHS of Padley Gorge. Don't rely on these midway times though - if nobody is there we will carry on.
For those wishing to travel out by train, have a walk, etc and then meet us for breakfast, the Sheffield train departures are 9.14 arriving at 9.28 and 10.14 arriving at 10.28 (if you aren't walking).
I suppose I'd better ring the cafe and check they will be open now...