Harboro Rocks - Peak District Walk

Saturday 20th May 2006

After a week when it hardly ever seemed to stop raining and with another week of rain forecast we took advantage of an apparent break in the rain to go for a short walk to nearby Harboro Rocks. The weather remained dry and quite sunny throughout our walk but within a minute of us leaving the car park it was raining again.

Start: Brassington car park (SK 234 547)

Route: Brassington car park - Limestone Way - High Peak Trail - Harboro Rocks (TP) - Brassington car park

Distance: 2.75 miles     Ascent: 149 metres      Time Taken: 1 hr 20 mins

Weather: Warm with occasional sunny spells.

Pub Visited: The Knockerdown, Knockerdown    Ale Drunk: Black Sheep Special

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View south

Looking south towards Bradbourne from the Limestone Way.


I experiment with the macro setting on my camera to take a close-up of one of the many cowslips in the fields.

Harboro Rocks

Harboro Rocks from the Limestone Way.


This is one of two structures that looked like kilns by the side of the High Peak Trail.

High Peak Trail

A wet High Peak Trail.

Harboro Rocks

From the High Peak Trail Harboro Rocks with the remains of an unknown building in the foreground.

Harboro Rocks trig

The summit trig on Harboro Rocks.

Riber Castle

Riber Castle, which overlooks Matlock, just misses out on a patch of sunlight as a dark cloud looms over us.

The Edges

Looking north the Edges are lit up on the horizon.

Carsington Reservoir

Carsington Reservoir.

Harboro Rocks

The view east towards Nottingham from Harboro Rocks.


Brassington village, where we tried to have a drink after the walk but both pubs were shut.


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