High Stones - Peak District Walk

Saturday 9th September 2006

After nearly a month away from the hills it was great to get out again. Sometimes life just gets in the way of walking, this time it was down to a combination of holidays, poor weather and having two children both leaving school after GCSE's and A Levels and wanting mum to help them prepare for college and university, i.e. drive and pay for things. 


The walk started with a 20 minute bus trip from Fairholmes to Kings Tree as it was the weekend and access between these two points is restricted.

Start: King's Tree (SK 1677 9387)

Route: King's Tree - Slippery Stones - Margery Hill (CT) - Wilfrey Edge - High Stones (CT) - Featherbed Moss - Round Hill - Cartledge Stones Ridge - Back Tor (TP) - Lost Lad - Fairholmes

Distance: 9.75 miles     Ascent: 468 metres      Time Taken: 5 hrs 45 mins

Weather: High cloud, bright & breezy.

Pub Visited: The Yorkshire Bridge Inn near Bamford    Ale Drunk: Black Sheep Bitter

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The packhorse bridge at Slippery Stones

The re-erected 17th century packhorse bridge at Slippery Stones.

Bull Stones

Bull Stones from the climb to Margery Hill.

Margery Hill trig

Margery Hill trig point with Wilfrey Edge visible behind it.

Wilfrey Edge

Looking towards High Stones from Wilfrey Edge, a named section of Howden Edge.

Margery Hill from Wilfrey Edge

The high point in the background is Margery Hill, taken from Wilfrey Edge.

High Stones summit cairn

High Stones on Howden Edge. This top and Margery Hill are the disputed county tops of the Metropolitan County
of South Yorkshire. I'm not sure why, as High Stones is higher than Margery Hill. High Stones is also
the highest top for Sheffield Quasi Unitary Authority

Upper Hey & Howden Edge

Looking across Upper Hey from High Stones. The edge is Howden Edge, with Black Hill visible behind it in the distance.

Berristers Tor

Berristers Tor taken from Cartledge Stones Ridge.

Greenfield Howden

Looking across Greenfield Howden, towards Featherbed Moss, from Cartledge Stones Ridge.

Back Tor trig

Back Tor summit trig. We had been looking up at it from Cartledge Stones Ridge for the last 30 minutes and it had
always had people surrounding it and whilst we sat having a drink there was a steady stream of people
taking their photos by it. I was lucky to get this shot.

Brogging Moss

Looking across Brogging Moss, from next to Back Tor trig point.

Derwent Edge

Dovestone Tor on Derwent Edge.

Ladybower Reservoir

Ladybower Reservoir with Win Hill behind.

Howden Edge

Howden Edge taken during the descent from Lost Lad.

Howden Reservoir

Howden Resevoir.

Derwent Reservoir

Derwent Reservoir from the approach to Hancock Wood.

Derwent Reservoir

Looking back up Derwent Reservoir.


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