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A Good Turnout for the Christmas Walk

Gate Inn Calendar 2011 Posted on Wed, December 28, 2011 19:47:48

We could not have picked a better day for the walk.

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Festive Walk 27th December 2011

Gate Inn Calendar 2011 Posted on Mon, December 12, 2011 15:13:05

Festive Walk Tuesday 27th December 2011 – All Welcome.It would be appreciated if you could indicate to Andy or Kay if you intend to come along to give some idea of numbers.Cheers – Bob.

Walk 20th November 2011

Gate Inn Calendar 2011 Posted on Mon, November 21, 2011 09:45:51

Five walkers set off from the Gate on a grey misty morning. We walked via Owler Carr Wood to Coal Aston and then headed over to Bowshaw and up to the edge of Dore & Totley Golf Course.

The aurumn colours were outstanding with many leaves still on the trees even now towards the end of November.

On leaving the golf course at Bradway we took the public footpath through the car park of the now boarded up Bradway Pub (very sad), crossed the recreation ground, through the woods to the edge of Abbeydale Golf Course.

A couple of hundred yards down the lane we rejoined the golf course via the main enterance and followed the public footpath through Ladies’ Spring Wood to Beauchief Golf Course.

The sky was blue with a bright sun and great views over to Millhouses and beyond.

Crossing Bocking Lane into the woods at Bole Hill we were soon at Meadowhead where we crossed into Greaves Park and made our way the cafe` – sandwich and drinks time!

What a change back to mist and no sun; time of zip up coats for the walk back down the Moss Valley via Hazelbarrow Farm and Long Wood to Troway.

No sun but back to the wonderful colours of the mild 2011 very late autumn.

Back at the Gate boots off and time for a pint.

We are looking at having a shorter Festive Walk of about 5/6 miles starting at the Gate Inn at 10.00 am Tuesday 27th December 2011. All welcome – look out for more information.

Cheers – Bob.

Walk Sunday 23rd October 2011

Gate Inn Calendar 2011 Posted on Mon, October 24, 2011 08:28:49

We had a prompt start on a good walking day, grey sky early on, fine with a slight wind on the high ground.

Walking via Bramley, Back Lane, the edge of High Bramley Wood and Ince Piece Wood we soon reached Eckington for a short refreshment stop at the benches near the Church.

To the sound of the bells we retraced our steps along Gas House Lane. Skirting Lady Bank Wood we made our way into Mosborough Village via the Captain, through the Lamb Setts and then up Bridle Stile to Ridgeway Village.

Following Robinbrook Lane we walked via little Carterhall Wood and Bullock Storth, along paths through meadows and arable land to Lightwood Lane.

A short spell on the tarmac up the Lane saw us at the footpath over the fields down to Newfield Spring Wood and Bridle Road Wood.

On route we enjoyed a short lunch break in a wooded area.

Reaching the banks of the Moss we followed the Bridle Path upto Owler Carr Lane where we turned right upto Sicklebrook Farm. The path just above the farm on the left took us through the woods to the stone stile opposite the Gate Inn.

Our timely arrival at 12.55 pm allowed ample time for liquid refreshment and recollections of the walk.

Distance: just over 10 mles

Time: 4 hours 55 minutes

Next Walk: Sunday 20th November 8.00 am.

Cheers – Bob Simpson.

Walks from the Gate Inn

Gate Inn Calendar 2011 Posted on Thu, October 06, 2011 18:00:34

A few regulars came along on the two training walks for the Chatsworth Challenge Walk and expressed interest in doing some Sunday walks from the Gate a bit shorter than the 14 miles.

A couple of 10 mile walks in the Moss Valley have been aranged as described on the poster below. All welcome to come along.

If you need any more information just ask Andy of Kay or email:

Cheers – Bob Simpson.

Gate Inn Annual Marrow Contest

Gate Inn Calendar 2011 Posted on Mon, September 26, 2011 10:04:06

The Gate Inn 19th Annual Marrow Contest will be held at 9.00 pm on Thursday 6th October 2011.

All welcome to come along and enter marrows grown from plants purchased at the Gate earlier in the year.

Usual rules apply.

Contest Categories



Best Decorated

A good night, why not come along and join in the fun. For details and photos of last years contest follow the link and scroll down towards the bottom of the page

My marrows have not done very well this year, but I will be entering for the fun of it.

Cheers – Bob.


It would seem that it has been a poor season for growing marrows. Whilst numbers were down on previous years a good night was had by those who came along.

Best in Show went to Margaret Grimes with ‘Martian Marrows’

On the left with the flying saucers!

Gloria Havenhand the show judge presents Margaret with her prize.

Well done and thanks to those who took part.

Cheers – Andy & Kay.

Trip to the Cricket at Queens Park Chesterfield – Wednesday 17th August 2011

Gate Inn Calendar 2011 Posted on Tue, August 23, 2011 13:08:32

Another great day organised by Andy & Kay for Gate Inn regulars & friends – Thanks.

An excellent day out in the company of others, for a pictorial snap shot of the day follow this link to the Gate Inn Gallery

Margaret’s 60th Birthday

Gate Inn Calendar 2011 Posted on Fri, May 27, 2011 17:56:26

Margaret’s surprise 60th Birthday on Sunday 8th May 2011 was indeed a surprise for birthday girl as you will see when you visit the Gate Inn Gallery to see the photos of the day at

Cheers – Bob Simpson.

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