Tuesday 7th May 2013
The first walk of the year where my cap and suntan lotion were needed. A route that is predominantly all new to me. For some time I had been playing with my map trying to find a route that would take in Totley Moor and Flask Edge, it wasn't until I thought about combining it with a walk through part of Longshaw Estate that I finally came up with a route I was happy with.
Start: Lay-by on theA625 just below the Grouse Inn (SK 2567 7763)
A625 Lay-by - Hay Wood - Nether Padley - Longshaw Estate - Longshaw Lodge - Totley Moor
Distance: 7.25 miles Ascent: 291 metres Time Taken: 4 hours 15 minutes
Terrain: Clear tracks through woodland and across moorland.
Weather: Hot and sunny.
Pub visited: None Ale Drunk: None
Heading through Hay Wood at the start of the walk.
I had an unexpected scramble as I walked
next to this
I was surprised to find how good the views
were considering I was
A short distance on and Smelting Hill and Win Hill come into view.
It might be May but the trees are still rather devoid of leaves.
Leaving the wood and heading across Longshaw Estate.
Yet again plenty of views, this time across to Over Owler Tor.
Zooming in on Mother Cap and Over Owler Tor.
I soon reached this delightful pond.
According to the guide to Longshaw Estate
More views, this time across to Carl Wark and Higger Tor.
Leaving Longshaw behind the terrain turned
to moorland. The path across
As I head across Totley Moor the view behind me still includes Higger Tor.
Ahead of me is my lunchtime target, Flask Edge.
Sunshine on Totley Moss.
Lunch was taken at the trig point on Flask
I made sure I wasn't looking towards
Sheffield and instead sat
The Hurkling Stone is one of those places
I often walk close to
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