Harboro Rocks - Peak District Walk

Thursday 24th February 2011

After what seems like days of mist, rain and grey gloom, the sun came out today and so I escaped for one of my favourite local walks. Looking back through my records I was shocked to find it is in fact over 2 years since I last walked here. I always seem to walk here in the late afternoon when the sun is in completely the wrong direction for the pictures I want to take. I must make the effort to get here during the morning at some point this year.

Start: Brassington car park (SK 2337 5468)

Route: Brassington - Harboro Rocks (TP) - High Peak Trail - Longcliffe - Rainster Rocks - Brassington

Distance: 4.5 miles     Ascent: 212 metres      Time Taken: 2 hours

Terrain: Good paths and fields.

Weather: Warm and sunny.

Pub Visited: None    Ale Drunk: None

Route Map >>


From Carsington Pastures

Heading towards Manystones Lane, across the old mine workings.

Harboro Rocks

Harboro Rocks.


Approaching the trig point.

Towards Gratton Moor

Looking towards Gratton Moor from the top of Harboro Rocks.

Towards Matlock Bath

A hazier view towards Matlock Bath.

Carsington Reservoir

Carsington Reservoir. I'm not sure how much longer this view will remain like this as the last I heard the application to site a wind farm on Carsington Pastures had been approved by the Planning Inspectorate.

Harboro Rocks

Harboro Rocks.

High Peak Trail

A bleak looking High Peak Trail.


Artwork at the old station at Longcliffe.

Pinder's Rock

Looking towards Pinder's Rock.

A sheep covered hill as I head towards Rainster Rocks.

The disappearing sun gives these unnamed rocks a pink tinge.

Rainster Rocks

Looking back to Rainster Rocks.

Rainster Rocks

Rainster Rocks from further up the hill.

Carsington Pastures

Looking across towards Carsington Pastures from the descent to Brassington.


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