Wednesday 4th November 2009
A grey day and the first walk in ages where the waterproofs have come out. There was a cold edge to the wind today that meant as soon as we reached the summit of Win Hill our hats were on and coats were well zipped up. One of those autumn days that reminds you that winter isn't far away.
Start: Heatherdene car park (SK 2025 8596)
Heatherdene car park - Win Hill (TP) - Hope Brink - Hope Cross - Haggwater Bridge -
Distance: 8.75 miles Ascent: 567 metres Time Taken: 4 hours 35 minutes
Terrain: Generally good paths.
Weather: Overcast and cool, with rain later.
Pub visited: Yorkshire Bridge Inn Ale Drunk: Peak Ales Bakewell Bitter
Looking across the dam wall, to Win Hill, from the car park.
The autumn colours offer brighten up the
scene on a very grey day.
Having climbed up through the trees we
soon found out how cold
Looking across Thornhill Brink to Lose Hill and the Great Ridge.
Bridge-end Pasture and Crook Hill which we would visit later in the walk.
The sun puts in a brief appearance and lights up Hope Brink.
It soon disappeared as this shot of Win Hill Pike, taken a couple of minutes later, shows.
Looking into the Vale of Edale as we approach Hope Cross.
The River Ashop as it flows under
Haggwater Bridge. As we had descended through the trees
We were very lucky, when we emerged from
the trees the rain stopped and it stayed dry for the rest
As we approached Crook Hill the sun put in its second appearance of the day.............
................ lighting up Bamford Edge.
Having had very limited views as we walked
alongside Hagg Side the views really opened up
Looking back into Alport Valley.
Derwent Edge from the final descent of the day.
The sun has disappeared once again as we
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