Thursday 27th September 2007
I was joined today by Sue a fellow member of the OFC for a walk that I had planned in order to 'bag' Cheeks Hill, the county top of Staffordshire. Whilst I love the vast expanse of moor that makes up this area I have to admit that, even at the best of times, it is rather bleak and not suited to great photos. Today with the sky remaining grey, the heather turning brown it looked even more bleak than usual and with a cold breeze there was little to encourage you to stand around admiring the views.
Start: Derbyshire Bridge car park (SK 0180 7159)
Derbyshire Bridge car park - Axe Edge Moor - Cheeks Hill
(CT) - Three Shire Heads - Danebower Hollow
Distance: 9.5 miles Ascent: 448 metres Time Taken: 4 hours 30 minutes
Weather: Overcast, cold with occasional drizzle.
Pub visited: None Ale Drunk: None
Looking across to Axe Edge Moor (C).
The rather non-descript hill that is Cheeks Hill, the County Top of Staffordshire.
The corner of this old sheep-fold is taken
as the summit marker
Looking towards Shutlingsloe and Whetstone Ridge from Cheeks Hill.
Three Shire Heads, a good place to have lunch in the shelter of the bridge.
Three Shire Heads showing the rock pools
which as Sue recalled
Looking back to Three Shire Heads with Cut-Thorn Hill showing clearly on the right.
Looking along the river Dane to the old
From the top of the path the Roaches are now visible behind Cut-Thorn Hill.
Sunlight over Kinder Scout as we head down towards the Goyt Valley's floor.
Looking across the Goyt Valley towards Raven's Low Flat (L) and Axe Edge Moor (R).
A view of Errwood Reservoir that is only possible because of the recent felling of the trees next to the path.
Derbyshire Bridge as we are nearly back at
the car park.
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