Wednesday 17th June 2009

With rain forecast for lunchtime and a new pair of boots to break in before we go to the Lake District I wanted a short walk, close to home, so I headed for Middleton Moor. On a good day there can be some quite extensive views from here, sadly not today. Definitely a well timed walk, as the first spots of rain landed on the car window just as I left the car park.

Start: Middleton Moor (SK 2749 5514)

Route:

Middleton Top - Middleton Moor - Moor Farm - High Peak Trail - Middleton Top

Distance: 1.75 miles     Ascent: 59 metres      Time Taken: 1 hour

Terrain: Good paths and fields.

Weather: Grey and chilly.

Pub Visited: None    Ale Drunk: None

Route Map >>

 

Middleton Top

The memorial stone and toposcope in Middleton Top car park.

Alport Height

Looking across to Alport Height from the same spot.

Middleton Top

The old railway workings at Middleton Top.

High Peak Trail

At the top of Middleton Incline with Black Rocks in the distance.

Cromford Moor

Looking across Middleton Moor to Cromford Moor and Black Rocks.

Masson & Riber Hills

Masson Hill (L) and Riber Hill (R) with no view of Matlock Bath.

A deserted cottage on Middleton Moor.

Intake Quarry

Looking across the equally deserted Intake Quarry to a grey Ecclesbourne Valley.

Pink clover in the meadows behind Moor Farm. Thanks for identifying them Jill.

Darley Dale

There should be a view across the Via Gellia towards Darley Dale.

High Peak Trail

The High Peak Trail, my route back to the car.

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