Friday 20th March 2009
The first walk of the year in a short sleeve T-shirt seems to signal that spring is here at last. I set out planning to reverse a route I did about 18 months ago but then I discovered a concessionary path across Rud Hill, which isn't marked on the map and saved me having to walk along the road. I set out later than usual as I was hoping the haze might lift during the day, but it didn't, so there are no good distant views and by the end of the walk the sun was also affecting the shots, but it was great to be out walking again.
Start: Hollin Bank car park (SK 2374 8381)
Hollin Bank car park - Stanage Edge - Stanedge Pole - White Stones - Ox Stones (TP) - Houndkirk Road -
Distance: 9.5 miles Ascent: 422 metres Time Taken: 4 hours 30 minutes
Terrain: Easy to follow paths, boggy across the moorland.
Weather: Warm and sunny, with a blue sky.
Pub visited: None Ale Drunk: None
Looking along the section of Stanage Edge I wouldn't walk along today.
High Neb in the distance.
Following the clear track to Stanedge Pole.
Looking across to White Stones from Stanedge Pole.
Two of the three Redmires Reservoirs come into view.
One of the reservoirs is completely empty
and judging by the yellow
A boundary stone on route to White Stones.
White Stones is simply a large scattering of boulders on the hillside.
Looking down on Redmires Reservoirs from White Stones.
Following the clear path to the shelter on
Rud Hill. It's not on the map but the
Looking back to Ox Stones form the trig point.
Sheffield is nearly lost in the haze as I look back along the sandy Houndkirk Road.
Higger Tor, I was tempted to extend the
walk to include it but I needed
Instead I took the path below Burbage
Rocks, which was a first
Looking back across the moor from Cowper
Stone to Rud Hill (C)
Stanage Edge trig, taken into the sunlight.
Looking along Stanage Edge from Cowper
Stone. Win Hill
Looking back to Stanage Edge from the car park.
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