Friday 21st May 2010
John decided to take a day off and go walking, so we headed out to visit the northern edge of Kinder Scout. It has been a good few years since we have walked on this side of Kinder and the route back down Ashop Clough was new to us.
Start: Birchen Clough Bridge lay-by (SK 1092 9146)
Birchen Clough Bridge lay-by - Woodlands Valley - Fair Brook - The Edge - Ashop Head - Ashop Clough
Distance: 9 miles Ascent: 561 metres Time Taken: 5 hours 5 minutes
Terrain: Good paths.
Weather: Warm, overcast and hazy.
Pub visited: Yorkshire Bridge Inn Ale Drunk: Scotts 1816, Copper Dragon Brewery
Walking through Snake Plantations next to an unnamed tributary to the River Ashop.
Following the path alongside Fair Brook.
Seal Edge ahead, which we wouldn't be walking on today.
Looking back down Fair Brook towards Bleaklow.
The last steep section of the climb onto Kinder.
Strange rock formations on Fairbrook Naze.
The route we followed up Fair Brook is easy to pick out from Fairbrook Naze.
Seal Edge, from Fairbrook Naze.
Looking across Ashop Clouh to Featherbed Top.
The route back, via Ashop Clough, is easy to pick out from above.
Following the very quiet path along The Edge.
The Ewe comes into view.
The distinctive Boxing Gloves.
Faces in the rocks next to the Boxing
Kinder Reservoir looks low, from the top of Ashop Head.
Following the straightforward and relatively flat path along Ashop Clough.
Ashop Clough. Shortly after this shot was
taken we came across a grouse and her chicks
Approaching Rough Bank, which was the
point at which we climbed
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