Sunday 14th January 2007

 

The wind and the rain finally stopped today and instead we had blue skies for a walk above Strines Reservoir and then along Derwent Edge. Surprisingly after all the rain the majority of the paths on this walk were dry which was a really pleasant surprise after the last two muddy walks.

 

Walking along Derwent Edge is always a pleasure not only because of the great views, especially on a day like today, but also because of the numerous rock formations and outcrops that are found along it. 

 

Start: Strines Bridge (SK 2208 9091)

 

Route: Strines Bridge - Strines Reservoir - Cutthroat Bridge - Whinstone Lee Tor - Back Tor (TP) - Foulstone Road
            - Strines Bridge

 

Distance: 9.5 miles     Ascent: 469 metres     Time Taken: 4 hours 50 minutes

 

Weather: Sunny with a strong breeze on the edges.

 

Pub visited: The Crown, Matlock     Ale Drunk: Spitfire, Shepherd Neame Brewery

Route Map

 

Dale Dike Reservoir

Dale Dike Reservoir from the path in front of Strines Reservoir.

 

Strines Reservoir

Strines Reservoir with Bradfield Moors behind.

 

Blackhole Moor

Looking across to Blackhole Moor and the edge along which we would later walk. The rocks
on the left are the Cakes of Bread the ones on the right are Back Tor.

 

Back Tor

Zooming in on Back Tor.

 

Boot's Folly

Boot's Folly, built in 1927 to provide work for the unemployed.

 

Strines Reservoir

Looking back to Strines Reservoir and Boot's Folly.

 

Stanage Edge

Stanage Edge, from Whinstone Lee Tor.

 

Crook Hill & Lose Hill

Crook Hill with Lose Hill behind it.

 

Ladybower Reservoir

Ladybower Reservoir from Whinstone Lee Tor.

 

Wheel Stones & White Tor

Looking along Derwent Edge with the Wheel Stones in the foreground and White Tor further along the edge.

 

Wheel Stones

Wheel Stones.

 

Wheel Stones

Wheel Stones.

 

Salt Cellar

A silhouette of the Salt Cellar.

 

Derwent Moor

Looking across Derwent Moor to Stanage Edge from Dovestone Tor. The Wheel Stones are the rocks on the right.

 

Cakes of Bread

The distinctive Cakes of Bread.

 

Back Tor

Back Tor, the second Dewey of the week, which I only discovered when I got home.

 

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