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We have walks to suit all abilities, as well as dog-pack walks and early morning miracle walks.

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March 10 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm GMT

A National Trust Treasure Trove, as we complete a 9.5 mile walk which includes two special National Trust Properties.


Starting at the National Trust car park (charges apply £5 all day or free if you are a NT member) where there are toilets available and a cafe. We will meet at the tower just behind the parking area with views over the reservoir. (photo opportunity before we even start the walk!).

Walking through the fields around the surrounding villages. We walk through the village of Ticknall (Toilets at the village hall if required) and on to another National Trust site, Calke Abbey. We will stop here for lunch as toilets available and a good selection of food in the cafe and restaurant if you did not want to bring your own packed lunch.

Setting off after lunch we have a short distance along the road before cutting on to the path that runs along the edge of the reservoir. Turning away from the reservoir up a long but gentle incline and across more fields before joining the path along the edge of the reservoir past the sailing club back to our starting point. Toilets and ice-cream anyone??

❓ ROUND-ROBIN QUESTION: Have you ever slept in a windmill or other unusual place?

Please arrive by 8.45 am we will set off at 9 am sharp. If this is your first AG walk, then please arrive nice and early and seek out the walk leader who will be wearing a red “walk leader” pin badge.


Click the link above, then click “Navigate using Google Maps” . We often meet in places where there is no postcode, so we encourage you to use the What3Words app which will take you to the exact location.

🗣 WALK LEADER(S): Martin Harrison

🐶 IS THIS WALK DOG FRIENDLY? Yes, although there were some sheep on a few of the sections.

☕️ REFRESHMENTS: Various places for refreshments


* Good trainers or walking shoes (and other clothes of course!).

* A drink.


  • We walk in all weathers, however, if we have a weather warning then the event may be cancelled. Keep an eye on your emails and the Facebook event page for notifications of any cancellations.
  • We will only ever walk in groups of 15 or less. If we have more than 15, we will usually have two walk leaders and walk in opposite directions.
  • We supply free sweets at the halfway stage – we call this “squidge and dip” – hand sanitiser, then dip in for your free sweets.


Staunton Harrold Reservoir (£5 all day).
Calke Road, Melbourne, DE73 8DL
Melbourne, DE73 8DL GB
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There are no permissions expressed or implied by the Adventure Geek organisers. Participants make use of the facilities at their own risk and without express permission from the Adventure Geek organisers.

Walking is a physically active sport. If you have any doubts about your abilities, you should always seek advice from your GP before embarking on an Adventure Geek walk.

By registering for an event you accept that you do so entirely at your own risk and that it is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and able to take part in the event. We regroup often and our walks cater for all levels of fitness.

Children under the age of 16 years old are the responsibility of their parents or guardians and need to be accompanied at all times before, during and after the walk.

Adventure Geek volunteers do not accept responsibility for injury, loss and damage sustained by a participant unless the above injury, loss and damage are proven to have been caused as a direct result of negligence on the part of the organisers.

Dogs are welcome on the majority of our walks, however, we kindly ask that we have a maximum of two dogs per walker and that the welfare of the animals remains your responsibility throughout your walk.  On occasion, we may add a note of “No dogs allowed” on specific walks (usually those with cattle), please respect this note.

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