Thursday 3rd May 2012
With a dry day forecast and the May Day Bank Holiday weekend looming we decided to escape before the crowds arrived and do a walk that I wanted to write up. If I hadn't been writing the walk up we would have extended the route to take in Kinder but that delight can wait for another day.
Start: Bowden Bridge car park (SK 0489 8699)
Route: Bowden Bridge car park - Mount Famine - South Head - Brown Knoll - Edale Cross - Coldwell Clough
- Bowden Bridge car park
Distance: 6.5 miles Ascent: 486 metres Time Taken: 3 hours 55 mins
Terrain: Good paths and moor land.
Weather: Bright spells but cold when the sun disappeared.
Pub visited: The Wye Bridge Inn, Buxton Ale Drunk: Ruddles Bitter
Bowden Bridge car park, the start of the walk and the quarry from which the 1932 mass trespass began.
As the plaque in the old quarry states.
Whilst I was taking this photo
Heading along Elle Bank and looking across to Ashop Head on Kinder.
Further along the track and Kinderlow End comes into view.
The first view of Mount Famine and South Head.
Heading up Mount Famine and pausing for a
view back along the valley
In the opposite direction the view is of Chinley Churn.
Approaching the summit of Mount Famine
with South Head,
As we had been heading up Mount Famine the
top of Kinder had been
Heading for South Head.
From South Head Mount Famine takes on a very different shape.
Our route across to Brown Knoll follows the wall.
Kinder is illuminated briefly by sun.
Much of the path to Brown Knoll is now
slabbed, by the time we approached the top of the path
Heading for the top of Jacob's Ladder and
blue sky starts to appear
For a brief while we had views across to the southern edges of Kinder.
Zooming in on the Pagoda.
Edale Cross as we head back down.
It's that time of year again.
A final view of South Head and Mount Famine.
The last section of the walk was alongside the river Sett.
Back where we started and the Ranger Service bench in the car park, just below the plaque.
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