Wednesday 9th January 2008

This was the first time this year I woke to see blue sky on a day when I could escape, all be it briefly, for a walk. As the forecast was for rain to be moving in around lunch time I opted for a walk close to home. For Christmas I had been given a wide-angle lens for my camera that I was keen to try out so I wanted to be sure that I has some good views and so I headed to Middleton Moor.

Start: Middleton Top (SK 2752 5516)

Route:

Middleton Top - Middleton Moor - Middleton Top

Distance: 2 miles     Ascent: 54 metres      Time Taken: 50 mins

Terrain: Good paths.

Weather: Very cold and clear.

Pub Visited: None    Ale Drunk: None

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Middleton Moor

On approaching the car park I was surprised to see that there was snow  on the moor as we had had none at home.

Bolehill & Crich Stand

Looking towards Bolehill, known locally as Black Rocks, with  Crich Stand visible behind.

Riber Castle

Trying out the new lens, here looking towards Riber Castle.

Riber Castle

A close-up of Riber Castle.

Matlock

Another wide-angled shot this time looking over Matlock.

Middleton Moor

Middleton Moor.

Alport Stone

Alport Heights with Alport Stone clearly visible to the right of the masts. Alport Stone featured in the BBC's 2002 production of Stig of the Dump.

Middleton Top

Middleton Top on the High Peak Trail.

Previous walk Baslow Edge Tuesday 11th December 2007 <> Next walk Win Hill Saturday 12th January 2008

 

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