Wednesday 3rd May 2006
The warm weather meant another walk with warm clothes replaced by suntan lotion and t-shirt and a sighting of the first ladybird of the year, it would appear that winter is finally behind us. An early start today meant that I had Curbar and Froggatt Edges to myself for the start of the walk, I've only managed that once before in the most horrendous rain. Although the heather still looks very brown in the photos it is starting to come into bud, in a few more weeks the moors should become a blaze of colour.
Start: Curbar car park (SK 261 747)
Curbar car park - Curbar Edge - Froggatt Edge -
Grouse Inn - Lady's Cross - Barbrook Reservoir
Distance: 9.5 miles Ascent: 293 metres Time Taken: 4 hours 35 minutess
Weather: Warm, high cloud and hazy sunshine.
Pub visited: None Ale Drunk: None
Looking across the valley from the start of
Curbar Edge. Coombs Dale
White Edge, which was in sight all day.
The view north as I start along Curbar Edge.
Looking along Curbar Edge with Eyam Moor visible across the valley.
Looking north from Froggatt Edge.
Win Hill from Froggatt Edge.
Looking across the Longshaw Estate. Lose Hill
(left) and Win Hill (centre)
A somewhat mucky Lady's Cross with White Edge Moor behind it.
As I walked through Barbrook valley I came across
these two geese
A rare view of the Chatsworth Estate, driving
north through it gives
Why this rock is called Eagle Stone is not obvious from any angle.
As I cross Eaglestone Flat and approach the car park Curbar Edge comes into view again.
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