Tuesday 2nd October 2007
Today's route was inspired by a route in this months Trail Magazine which visited several of my favourite spots but on a route I had never tried before. This meant I also got to visit two new areas for me; Gratton Dale and a part of Bradford Dale I hadn't walked before.
Start: Elton (SK 2215 6096)
Elton - Gratton Dale - Long Dale - Gratton Moor - Bradford Dale - Limestone Way - Robin Hood's Stride
Distance: 9.25 miles Ascent: 439 metres Time Taken: 4 hours 40 minutes
Weather: Generally grey with the occasional glimpse of blue sky..
Pub visited: None Ale Drunk: None
Anthony Hill as we leave Elton and head down Gratton Lane.
An old limekiln at the entrance to Gratton Dale.
The wooded Gratton Dale.
Looking back to Gratton Dale as we enter Long Dale.
Long Dale another dry dale but completely clear of trees.
As we turned off Weaddow Lane I spotted this tree which appears to be growing out of the limestone.
The start of Bradford Dale.
The inscription on the bridge across the river.
The river Bradford in Bradford Dale.
Looking back to Youlgrave as we head along the Limestone Way.
Robin Hood's Stride. As I had company and it was a dry day we decided to explore the top of the rocky outcrop.
Looking towards Elton on Robin Hood's Stride.
Looking in the opposite direction towards Stanton.
The view from Robin Hood's Stride.
We took a slight diversion and went to
look at the Hermit's Cave in Cratcliff Tor.
Cratcliff Tor from the Limestone Way.
Looking across to the edge of Harthill Moor as head back towards Elton.
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