Saturday 12th January 2008

This was forecast as the only dry day of the weekend so we made the most of the break in the rain and headed for Hope in order to try out a new route (for us) onto Win Hill. The wide-angle lens was in use again today and I'm starting to get to grips with it, although today wasn't the greatest day for taking photos. 

Start: Hope car park (SK 2622 74701)

Route:

Hope car park - Win Hill (TP) - Hope Cross - Jaggers Clough - Nether Booth - Hollins Cross - Back Tor - Lose Hill - Hope car park

Distance: 10.5 miles     Ascent: 694 metres      Time Taken: 5 hours 35 mins

Terrain: Good paths, muddy in places.

Weather: Cold and grey.

Pub Visited: None    Ale Drunk: None

Route Map >>

 

Mam Tor Ridge

The first view of Mam Tor as we rest after a steep climb just above Twitchill Farm.

Offerton Moor

Looking along Hope Valley towards Offerton Moor as we continue to climb up to Win Hill.

Win Hill

Approaching Win Hill's summit.

Win Hill's trig point

Win Hill's trig.

Crook Hill & Ladybower

Crook Hill across Ladybower Reservoir.

Bamford & Stanage Edges

Snow on Stanage Edge.

Lose Hill

The sun catches Lose Hill as we head across Hope Brink.

Kinder Scout

Plenty of snow on Kinder Scout. As we walked along Hope Brink we could see and hear  the Edale Mountain Rescue teams heading towards Edale, the slippery conditions kept  them busy as they had two rescues to deal with that day. 

Vale of Edale

The Vale of Edale from Hope Brink.

Hope Brink

Looking back to Hope Brink as we head down towards Jaggers Clough.

Jaggers Clough

The ford at the bottom of Jaggers Clough, too deep to walk across today.

Hope Brink

A brief glimpse of sunshine as it catches Hope Brink.

Lose Hill & Back Tor

Lose Hill and Back Tor.

The Nab & Ringing Roger

Looking towards Kinder Scout from the path above Nether Booth Farm.

Zooming in on the helicopter coming to help out with the first of the two Mountain Rescue incidents of the day.

Back Tor & Lose Hill

Back Tor and Lose Hill.

Hollins Cross

Hollins Cross.

Kinder Plateau

Looking across the Vale of Edale towards the Kinder Plateau from Hollins Cross.

Grindslow Knoll

A close-up of Grindslow Knoll.

The path to Back Tor and Lose Hill. It was very slippery along here today.

Mam Tor & Rushup Edge

Mam Tor, Rushup Edge and the Vale of Edale from just below the summit of Lose Hill.

Hope Valley

John, Win Hill and the Hope Valley from Lose Hill.

Previous walk Middleton Moor Wednesday 9th January 2008 <> Next walk Kinder Scout Sunday 27th January 2008

 

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