Monday 23rd April 2012
With a looming deadline I needed to get out and write up a walk and as the forecast wasn't looking good it needed to be a walk where I knew I already had some good photos I could submit as well. I was joined on the walk by fellow OFC member Angela and her dog Bailey for what turned out to be a somewhat wet and very muddy walk.
Start: White Lodge car park (SK 1703 7065)
White Lodge car park - Deep Dale - Magpie Mine - Sheldon - Ashford in the Water - Pennyunk Lane
Distance: 8.25 miles Ascent: 401 metres Time Taken: 5 hours 5 minutes
Terrain: Clear but muddy paths, quiet lanes and fields.
Weather: Light showers turning heavy then dry.
Pub visited: None Ale Drunk: None
A damp and muddy start to the walk as we make our way up Deep Dale.
Looking back as we leave Deep Dale behind.
Heading towards Magpie Mine we came across this herd of cows with their very small calves.
Magpie Mine's engine house, where some millstones provided a dry spot for some lunch.
The heavens opened as we left Magpie Mine
but thankfully the shower stopped as we started
Looking the other way there appears to be some sunlight catching Longstone Edge.
The medieval Sheepwash Bridge, which has
appeared on many a
Heading up Pennyunk Lane and the views now include a distant Harland Edge.
Sunlight on Rabbit Warren and Harland Edge
We emerge from the lane to views across Monsal Dale, here looking to the Wardlow Cop.
Diverting a few yards from our route for a shot of Monsal Viaduct.
Following the path down to the valley
floor Bailey checks where Angela is.
All looks calm on the River Wye.
Actually it was anything but as we were
stood by the weir,
A final look along Monsal Dale as we near the end of the walk.
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