Wednesday 4th January 2006
Today's walk was closer to home as I decided to walk to Black Rocks a local 'attraction' I'd never been to in the 10 years I had lived in Derbyshire. I also took the opportunity to take in a previously unvisited section of the High Peak Trail. The mist meant there were no great views and I never seemed to get away from civilisation but nevertheless it was nice to be out.
Start: Car park at Carsington Water (SK 2480 5275)
Carsington Water - Carsington - Hopton - Wirksworth - Bolehill (TP) - Black Rocks
- High Peak Trail
Distance: 8.5 miles Ascent: 465 metres Time Taken: 4 hours 30 minutes
Weather: Dull, overcast and at times misty
Pub visited: None Ale Drunk: None
A grey start to the day at Carsington Water
Carsington Water is just visible in the distance as the mist starts to descend.
Over the brow of the hill and
Wirksworth comes into view. The television mast in the
Carsington Water is barely visible in the
distance from Black Rocks' trig
Looking back up the path to Black Rocks' trig point.
The National Stone Centre from the High Peak Trail.
A wintry view of the High Peak Trail.
The sun finally breaks through the clouds as Carsington Water comes into view again.
The rocks known as King's Chair at Carsington Pastures.
King's Chair is the speck on the horizon, from the car park.
One of several pieces of art that can be seen at Carsington Water.
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