Saturday 12th May 2012
I gave John the option of where to go today and he picked Mam Tor, the last place I would want to go on a weekend or Bank Holiday, so I picked a route that would allow us to visit Mam Tor and then escape the crowds by heading for one of the quieter parts of the Peak District, Brown Knoll.
Start: Edale car park (SK 1238 8533)
Distance: 10.5 miles Ascent: 641 metres Time Taken: 6 hours
Terrain: Good paths and moor land.
Weather: Sunny but with a cold edge to the wind.
Pub visited: The Nags Head, Edale Ale Drunk: Otter Ale, Otter Brewery
Looking up Ollerbroook Clough just before we take the footpath to Hollins Cross.
Lose Hill and Back Tor from the footpath to Hollins Cross.
Mam Tor from Hollins Cross and the path looks busy.
Looking back along the ridge as we near Mam Tor's summit.
Rushup Edge from Mam Tor's very busy summit.
Looking back to a busy Mam Tor from a quiet Rushup Edge.
The head of the Vale of Edale and most of the second half of today's route is in view.
Looking back along Rushup Edge.
Heading across the boggy Brown Knoll.
After all the slabs on the path to Brown Knoll
Whilst heading across Brown Knoll we found
a sheltered spot out of
I was glad I had already visited Brown
Knoll's trig as it wasn't easily accessible today.
Crossing the Jacob's Ladder Path we headed
onto Kinder with
Brown Knoll as we head onto Kinder.
Our route around the edges will take us to the distant Grindsbrook Knoll.
Approaching Noe Stool with the Pagoda the and Pym's Chair away to the right.
Weaving our was through the Woolpacks took more time than I remembered it taking before.
Rather than take the shortcut to
Grindsbrook Knoll we headed for the
Heading for Grindsbrook Knoll.
A final look back to the head of Grindsbrook.
Ringing Roger from the descent of Grindsbrook Knoll.
Messages on the path. We didn't find out
if it was the location for a party or a message
Mam Tor and Rushup Edge as we make the final descent into Edale.
Time for a well earned drink I think.
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