Harboro Rocks - Peak District Walk

Monday 3rd March 2008

I wasn't going walking today but the bright blue sky was too much to resist and so after lunch I headed out to Harboro Rocks with a vague idea of walking to Rainster Rocks, via the High Peak Trail, if the promised snow showers stayed away. Although I could see evidence of other places getting caught by showers I was lucky enough to avoid them and so I finally got to explore Rainster Rocks.

Start: Manystones Lane (SK 2431 5486)

Route: Manystones Lane - Harboro Rocks (TP) - High Peak Trail - Longcliffe - Rainster Rocks - Limestone Way - Manystones Lane

Distance: 5 miles     Ascent: 268 metres      Time Taken: 2 hours 5 mins

Terrain: Good paths.

Weather: Sunny with a cold bite to the wind.

Pub Visited: None    Ale Drunk: None

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Harboro Rocks

Approaching Harboro Rocks.

Harboro Rocks

Looking in the opposite direction.

Carsington Reservoir

Carsington Reservoir as I approach the top of the rocks.

Carsington Reservoir

Carsington Reservoir.

Harboro Rocks

The highest point of Harboro Rocks.

Harboro Rocks trig point

The trig point on Harboro Rocks.

Looking north from the trig point.

A snow shower appears to be falling over to the north-west.

Harboro Rocks cave

The cave at Harboro Rocks

High Peak Trail

Heading along the High Peak Trail.

Longcliffe Goods Yard

The old goods yard at Longcliffe. It was the place where the trains filled up with water.

An un-named set of rocks as I head towards Rainster Rocks.

Rainster Rocks summit

Looking towards Brassington from the summit of Rainster Rocks.

Heading towards the Limestone Way from Rainster Rocks.

Rainster Rocks

Rainster Rocks.

Carsington Reservoir

Carsington Reservoir from the Limestone Way.


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