Friday 28th April 2006
The weather was so warm today that I walked in a t-shirt all day, a first for this year. This was the first time I had visited this part of the Peak District so, with the exception of climbing Hen Cloud, I stuck to the route in my book. There were so many rocky outcrops on my approach to the Roaches that I suspect I shall be returning soon to make the most of the new Access Land that means that they are now accessible.
Start: Gradbcah car park (SJ 9991 6631)
car park - Sniddles Head Farm - Goldstitch Moss - Hazel Barrow - Hen Cloud
Distance: 7.5 miles Ascent: 489 metres Time Taken: 4 hours 50 minutes
Weather: Warm, with high cloud disappearing as the day progressed.
Pub visited: None Ale Drunk: None
From Gradbach Hill I can see 3
counties as out of sight and slightly to the right of the valley
Gibb Tor Rocks from Goldstitch Moss, one of many areas that are newly accessible to walkers.
Bald Stone across Hazel Barrow.
Hen Cloud the summit of which was to be my lunch spot.
Ramshaw Rocks which again are now accessible to walkers.
Tittesworth Reservoir from Hen Cloud.
The Roaches from Hen Cloud.
A close up on Rockhall.
Looking back along the ridge with Hen Cloud behind.
From Doxey Pool, looking along The Roaches towards the trig point.
Approaching the trig point on The Roaches with Shutlingsloe clearly visible across Wildboarclough.
From the trig point, Shining Tor is the high point on the horizon.
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