Thursday 24th February 2011
After what seems like days of mist, rain and grey gloom, the sun came out today and so I escaped for one of my favourite local walks. Looking back through my records I was shocked to find it is in fact over 2 years since I last walked here.
Start: Brassington car park (SK 2337 5468)
Route: Brassington - Harboro Rocks (TP) - High Peak Trail - Longcliffe - Rainster Rocks - Brassington
Distance: 4.5 miles Ascent: 212 metres Time Taken: 2 hours
Terrain: Good paths and fields.
Weather: Warm and sunny.
Pub visited: None Ale Drunk: None
Heading towards Manystones Lane, across the old mine workings.
Approaching the trig point.
Looking towards Gratton Moor from the top of Harboro Rocks.
A hazier view towards Matlock Bath.
Carsington Reservoir. I'm not sure how
much longer this view will remain like this
A bleak looking High Peak Trail.
Artwork at the old station at Longcliffe.
Looking towards Pinder's Rock.
A sheep covered hill as I head towards Rainster Rocks.
The disappearing sun gives these unnamed rocks a pink tinge.
Looking back to Rainster Rocks.
Rainster Rocks from further up the hill.
Looking across towards Carsington Pastures from the descent to Brassington.
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