Tuesday 9th December 2008
As the forecast was good I planned a short walk that would enable me to explore a place I hadn't been to before, Kenslow Knoll. What I hadn't expected was to have such good views from the top of the knoll which in part explained the very leisurely lunch I enjoyed there.
Start: Friden car park (SK 1723 6074)
Friden car park - Bolderstone Plantation - Long Dale - Gratton Moor - Kenslow Wood
Distance: 5.5 miles Ascent: 218 metres Time Taken: 3 hours 10 minutes
Terrain: Fields and lanes.
Weather: Blue sky but cold.
Pub visited: None Ale Drunk: None
Heading through Bolderstone Plantation towards Long Dale.
The frozen ground certainly meant the going was much better than it would normally have been.
The route went along the top of Long Dale, instead of through it.
Looking across Long Dale from the point where I turned towards Gratton Moor.
Gratton Moor, not very moor-like is it!
Looking back to Black Nursery Plantation from the track to Kenslow Wood.
Kenslow Wood is a private wood but the track above it is very pleasant.
An unusual sight greeted me opposite Little Rookery Farm.
Just as I approached the toposcope on Kenslow Knoll this helicopter came across the valley.
Looking towards Stanton Moor and Anthony Hill from the toposcope.
Kenslow Plantation where the toposcope can be found is a Millennium project.
Looking in the direction of Minninglow Hill.
A final look back at Kenslow Knoll as I reach the road to the car park.
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