Wednesday 16th May 2012
I'm trying to get ahead of myself with the magazine write ups at the moment so today's route was another one picked as suitable for the magazines I write for. My timing was a little off today though, as when I reached the summits of the only two hills on the walk the sun disappeared.
Start: Earl Sterndale (SK 0902 6704)
Route: Earl Sterndale - High Wheeldon (TP) - Glutton Bridge - Chrome Hill - Dowel Dale - Earl Sterndale
Distance: 6.5 miles Ascent: 397 metres Time Taken: 4 hours 5 minutes
Terrain: Good paths and quiet lanes.
Weather: Sunny but with a cold edge to the wind.
Pub visited: None Ale Drunk: None
The weather looks promising as I
take the higher road out of
It didn't last long. As I reached the
summit of High Wheeldon it
I had hoped for a sunny shot across to
Parkhouse and Chrome Hills but it
What did I know, 15 minutes later and it
could be a
Parkhouse Hill and Chrome Hill seen from close to Glutton Bridge.
Heading for Chrome Hill and it's starting to look a bit grey again.
Sugarloaf at the foot of Parkhouse Hill.
Looking back down Chrome Hill as I head
up. Below a woman is having a photography
Looking across to Top o th' Edge as I continue uphill.
Reaching the summit and as I look back
In the distance Oliver Hill and Turn Edge look a little brighter.
If I hadn't of been writing up a walk
Hollins Hill would have been on today's route
It looks like the view is about to improve as I look across to Axe Edge.
On the way down and a view of stone walls through the arched window.
It's easy to see why Chrome Hill is also known as the Dragon's Back from this shot.
Dowel Dale. despite it officially being a
road I don't ever recall
Parkhouse Hill always looks more dramatic when seen from just above Dowel Dale.
Hind Low is another summit that I plan on visiting for the first time this summer.
because I like it, although thankfully women's rights have improved
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