Sunday 2nd January 2011

 

The promised blue sky never materialised so my first walk in months was done on a cool grey day that but for the fact it felt good to be finally out walking again wouldn't have had a lot going for it.

 

Start: Friden car park (SK 1721 6074) 

 

Route: Friden car park - Kenslow Knoll - Kenslow Wood - Gratton Moor - Long Dale - Friden car park 

 

Distance: 5.5 miles     Ascent: 209 metres     Time Taken: 2 hours 40 mins 

 

Terrain: Good paths and fields.

 

Weather: Cool and grey.

 

Pub visited: None      Ale Drunk: None 

Route Map

 

Long Dale

Long Dale from the road, this will be the end of the walk.

 

Kenslow Knoll

The first view of Kenslow Knoll as we leave the road.

 

Kenslow Knoll

Kenslow Knoll.

 

Kenslow Knoll.

 

Topograph

Looking down on the topograph.

 

Towards Stanton Moor

If the topograph is to be believed Stanton Moor is straight ahead.

 

Minninglow Hill

Minninglow Hill.

 

Aleck Low

Aleck Low.

 

Kenslow Knoll

Looking back to Kenslow Knoll and the topograph made from old millstones.

 

On odd shaped rock caught our attention as we
 headed away from Kenslow Knoll.

 

Black Nursery Plantation

Looking across to Black Nursery Plantation
 as we leave Kenslow Woods.

 

Long Dale

Heading down to the floor of Long Dale.

 

Trypytych

The tryptych, which is by the gate in the previous photo. 
It reads 
'We meet to create memories and depart to cherish them.'

 

Long Dale

Frozen pond or a rather big puddle in Long Dale.

 

Long Dale

Heading between Little Boulderstone and Boulderstone Plantations.

 

Previous walk Great Calva 12th September 2010<>Next walk Higger Tor 1st February 2011

 

 

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