Friday 24th April 2009
The forecast was for blue sky and sunshine in the morning with strong winds and possible rain in the afternoon. I made a reasonably early start in the hope of catching the blue sky but it didn't put in an appearance until I had just about finished the walk.
Start: Milldale car park (SK 1361 5477)
Milldale car park - Dove Holes - Upper Taylor's Wood - Lover's Leap - Thorpe Cloud - Bunster Hill
Distance: 7.25 miles Ascent: 707 metres Time Taken: 5 hours
Terrain: Generally good paths some next to steep drops.
Weather: Warm but with an increasingly strong wind.
Pub visited: None Ale Drunk: None
Milldale and the River Dove from Viators Bridge.
An early start meant Dove Dale was very
Having climbed above the dale I was
Looking back towards Baley Hill and Shining Tor.
By the time I dropped back down into the
dale, at Lover's Leap,
The stepping stones at the foot of Thorpe Cloud.
Looking across to Bunster Hill from the climb up Thorpe Cloud.
Looking back down Thorpe Cloud from the summit.
Bunster Hill from Thorpe Cloud.
Plenty of young lambs as I walked across
Ilam from Bunster Hill.
The plan had been to walk across to
Bunster Hill's second summit, but the wind
Whenever I walk on this path these always make me smile.
Heading back to the car park and about
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