Wednesday 30th June 2010
A new route to me that, with a few alterations, I would recommend as the views on a day like today are extensive and ever-changing. The walk ended up being longer than expected as my planned route off Emlin Ridge turned out to be through private woodland, where access isn't allowed. Lesson learnt, don't assume all woodland is Forestry Commission land and available to walk through, even if it shows nice wide tracks on the map.
Start: Roadside parking at Strines Bridge (SK 2209 9089)
Note: The concessionary parking area at Foulstone Road is now gated and no longer available to use.
Route: Strines Bridge - Foulstone Road - Back Tor (TP) - Cartledge Stones Ridge - Dukes Road (Path) - Hurkling Edge -
Emlin Ridge (TP) - Thornseat Road - Strines Bridge
Distance: 11 miles Ascent: 496 metres Time Taken: 5 hours
Terrain: Good paths to start, pathless moorland to and from Emlin Ridge.
Pub visited: Strines Inn Ale Drunk: Jennings Cocker Hoop
Staring out along Foulstone Road and heading towards Back Tor.
Looking back to Emlin Ridge and the woodland your not allowed to walk in.
Stanage Edge comes into view as we approach the top of the path.
The Cakes of Bread.
Kinder Plateau from Derwent Edge.
We passed on climbing up to the trig point today.
Looking along the Cartledge Stones Ridge path from Back Tor.
Back Tor (L) and Lost Lad (R) with Howshaw Tor between them.
Our lunchtime spot. Looking across Howden Edge to Featherbed Moss
In the opposite direction the view was of Flint Hill.
A not so unusual decoration for this cairn
on the Dukes Road (Path). The boot is actually weighted
Looking along the path towards the
Agden and Damflask Reservoirs come into
We took advantage of the seat at the end
of Hurkling Edge
Hurkling Edge from the climb to Emlin
Ridge. A rather unpleasant
The view to the north-east from Emlin Ridge's trig point.
Agden and Damflask Reservoirs and a
Looking back across Bradfield Moors to
Emlin Ridge after yet more negotiating of pathless
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